Adirondack Phantoms

Bordson’s Redemption Helps Lead Phantoms Past Admirals

Adirondack’s Rob Bordson made up for his bad pass at the blue line – which gave Norfolk a 3-on-0 and an easy goal – by digging his skates in and scoring two of his own, helping to lead the Phantoms past the Norfolk Admirals 5-2 in front of a crowd of 3,157 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Matt Mangene, Jason Akeson and Shane Harper also lit the lamp for the Phantoms (18-21-3) as the team moved even in the standings with the Admirals (18-22-3) with 39 points. Brian Boucher had 27 saves on the night. Norfolk’s goals were scored …

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Hockey Hilarity: Don’t Feed the Panthers

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! Last night, the Florida Panthers torched the Winnipeg Jets in a 6-3 victory over their geographically-displaced-Southeast-Division-rival. This lead to a great tweet by an even greater hockey mind, @behindthenet (who runs behindthenet.ca where you can look up crazy awesome advanced stats): But the real gem came from @Muero which is just below there in the picture. I mean come on guys, you gotta know the rules of the game you’re broadcasting. What’s even …

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The Goals and the Beautiful: A Hockey Love Story

I broke up with hockey in early Autumn. It wasn’t me, it was it, and I spent the next few months going between missing it terribly and being furious that it left me in the first place. Didn’t it know how much it meant to me? How different my life was without it? Sure, there were other hockeys. But they weren’t my #1. Plenty of fish in the sea, some fish even overseas, but my heart remained loyal. In the months between the breakup and now, I heard rumblings about hockey coming back into town. I wasn’t sure how I …

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Book Review: Jakki Clarke’s “Flyer Lives”

“As a player takes a trip down memory lane, so does the reader.” That is how author Jakki Clarke describes her new book, Flyer Lives, featuring stories drawn from interviews with various Flyers alumni and current players. Whether you’ve been a Flyers fan from the beginning or have just recently joined the fandom, you’ll love this collection of personal tales from some of your favorite Philadelphia athletes. The idea for Flyer Lives came to be as Philadelphia prepared for the 2012 Winter Classic. Clarke wanted to speak to several players about what it meant to them to be playing in …