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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – The Here and the Now

For a few weeks now, we have been asking various people if the planned move to Allentown next season has any effect on the team. When we spoke to Riley Cote last week, he hit the nail on the head. “The main focus is for us as a team is to win, whether it be in Glens Falls or Allentown.” I saw this firsthand Saturday night after the Phantoms dropped a shootout decision to an undefeated Springfield Falcons team. We talk a lot about the poor performance of the team and what has caused it, but what we haven’t really …

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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – The Voice From Above, Dan Miner

I have been associated with the Glens Falls Civic Center in several different aspects, from inputting online stats during the Frostbite era, to operating the message board, and now writer for Flyers Faithful covering the Phantoms. During all my stints, there was one constant: The voice from above, Dan Miner, PA Announcer. Not only is Dan a terrific on-air talent, but he is a passionate, hockey smart and kind individual who welcomed me into the press box very quickly. Since then, Dan and I have become friends and with the addition of Gary “The Music Man” Gifford, we have been …

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Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – History of Glens Falls

We now find ourselves on the cusp of new NHL and AHL seasons. The Flyers look to bounce back to their normal playoff-worthy hockey, while the Phantoms look to just win some games for a change. Who knows what the product on the ice for the Phantoms will be this season, but one guaranteed difference will be the fact that this will be their last season as the “Adirondack” Phantoms. We all know that the Phantoms have been an abysmal team since leaving the big city of Philadelphia for small town USA, Glens Falls, but will their move to Allentown, …

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Phantoms to play one more year in Glens Falls

According to a letter submitted by Adirondack Phantoms VP Chris Porreca to the Mayor of Glens Falls, New York, the club will remain in place for the 2013-14 season. The Post Star was first with the official word on Friday evening. That means, for a fifth and final campaign, the Flyers will have their American Hockey League affiliate playing in the Glens Falls Civic Center. While putting an end to the speculation about whether or not minor-league hockey will have a home there next season, there is a note of bittersweetness knowing the Phantoms will be departing for the Lehigh …

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Glens Falls’ best hope for future is still to support the team it has now

When the Phantoms announced last week they’d remain in Glens Falls for another season, their release contained a caveat that struck an unusual note to those not attuned to the unique rhythms of the drawn out dance between city and team. Fairly high in the Phantoms’ statement, Glens Falls’ mayor Jack Diamond trumpeted the franchise’s pledge to step aside for parts unknown next season should another franchise pledge to move to Glens Falls. “Why announce that part,” the Flyers own inside reporter Anthony SanFilippo wrote on Twitter. “Doesn’t instill confidence for fans for next season.” That was a pretty typical reaction outside …

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