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Minor League Update: 3/26-4/1

With six games remaining in their schedule, the Phantoms did enough this week to stay within striking distance of the eigth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Four points behind the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate) with a game in hand, Adirondack has a chance to gain the final spot for the postseason, which will surely result in being swept by the Norfolk Admirals (Tampa Bay Lightning’s AHL affiliate). Since they play a total of three games this week against two teams currently out of the playoff scenario, the Phantoms can easily gain ground towards a …

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Atlantic Watch: 3/21-3/27

In their three home games this week, the Flyers were able to clinch a playoff spot with a pair of wins over teams currently sitting outside the postseason scenario. Unfortunately, Ilya Bryzgalov suffered a chip fracture in his right foot. Hopefully for Philly, Bryzgalov will be back by the end of next week when the club takes on the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers as part of their four-game schedule over the next few days. On Thursday, the Orange and Black earned two points against the Washington Capitals with a 2-1 shootout win at the Wells Fargo Center. Wayne Simmonds potted …

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Future Flyers Report – 02.21.12

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Forwards: Marcel Noebels finally broke out offensively , scoring four goals and assisting on two in three games with Portland. Nick Cousins added four more points (2g, 2a) to his totals last week which moved him up to 7th overall in the OHL scoring race. Brendan Ranford remained productive by adding two goals and two assists to his season totals. He currently sits at 11th in WHL scoring. Derek Mathers scored his 7th goal of the season on Saturday. Michael Parks picked up his 12 point of the …

Future Flyers Report – 02.13.12

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Brendan Ranford moved up from 13th to 10th in WHL scoring after another strong weekly performance. Ranford tallied 8 points (3g, 5a) in 3 games which included two 3 point games. Nick Cousins also had a big week with 6 (2g, 4a) in 3 games which included a 4 point (1g, 3a) performance on Sunday.  Marcel Noebels added two more assists to his totals. Derek Mathers picked up his 14th of the season with an assist on Thursday. Michael Parks tallied a goal and an assist on Friday …

Future Flyers Report – 02.06.12

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects.   I haven’t updated for a while, so this report is going to cover the week of January 30 – February 5. Brendan Ranford climbed up to 13th in WHL scoring after his 4 point week. He scored a goal in each of his three games and also collected an assist during the third game. Nick Cousins had a 3 point game on Friday when he scored a goal and assisted on two others. He currently sits in 12th in OHL scoring. He is one point out of …