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Phantoms release 2012-13 schedule

Just in case of that thing we all wish wouldn’t happen, does, in fact, happen and interrupt the natural course of the National Hockey League, the American Hockey League and its member clubs released their respective schedules for the upcoming year. Below is the full listing for our own farm club, once again playing out of Glens Falls, New York. Go here for the full release from the Phantoms, and here for the AHL’s. 10/13/12     Sat    7:00 PM    Portland 10/14/12     Sun  3:00 PM    @ Springfield 10/19/12     Fri     6:30 PM …

Chris Zarb

A Prospect’s Tale: Chris Zarb

When a hockey player is drafted by a pro team, it opens countless doors and presents endless possibilities. Sometimes, a player’s dreams come true, and he makes the big club and has a successful career. Other times, players remain in the minor leagues for the duration of their careers, never reaching the highest pinnacle of their dreams. Chris Zarb didn’t consider himself “on the map” until he went to play for the Tri-City Storm of the USHL. It was there that he developed immensely, under coach Bliss Littler and defensive coach Tom Rudrud. Leading up to the 2004 NHL Entry …

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Then and Now: Denis Tolpeko

Denis Tolpeko spent two seasons in the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization, as he endured the majority of his time during the 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 seasons with the Philadelphia Phantoms. However, the undrafted Russian left winger enjoyed 26 games with the Orange and Black during the 2007-2008 campaign in which his lone goal in the NHL came at a crucial point in a game against one of the best goaltenders in the league. After he posted 11 goals and 19 helpers in 58 games for the Phantoms during the season of 2006-2007, Tolpeko tasted his first NHL action on October 4, 2007, …

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Jim Jackson: The Flyers Faithful interview

Jim Jackson has been a part of the fabric of Flyers hockey ever since he was brought to the organization as the radio play-by-play voice back in 1993. On the advent of his 20th year calling NHL action here in Philadelphia, JJ was kind enough to talk to Bob H. on a variety of topics related to his journey through the years that has landed him with one of the top clubs in the National Hockey League and as a fixture for not only hockey, but also Phillies baseball. BH: It’s common knowledge that you’re from Upstate New York. From …

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Then and Now: Kyle Greentree

Kyle Greentree has played in 373 AHL games, but has only taken part in four NHL games. Two of his four games in the NHL were with the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2007-2008 season. Although he has yet to register a point in the NHL, Greentree has four 20-goal seasons in the AHL. After his third season at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Greentree joined the Philadelphia Phantoms for the end of the 2006-07 season. The left winger deposited two goals in eight games, as he scored in back-to-back contests. Greentree’s presence on the team didn’t matter much, as Philadelphia …