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Adirondack Phantoms
City Glens Falls, New York
League American Hockey League
Operated 2009–2014
Home arena Glens Falls Civic Center
Colors Orange, black, purple, white
Media Classic Hits Q101.7 FM
Affiliates Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009 Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014 Adirondack Phantoms
2014–present Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Adirondack Phantoms were a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), who began play in the 2009–10 AHL season. The Phantoms were based in Glens Falls, New York, playing home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center and were the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers. The franchise moved to Glens Falls from Philadelphia, where they were known as the Philadelphia Phantoms from 1996 to 2009 in the Flyers' former arena, the Spectrum.

Beginning in the 2014–15 season, the team moved to Allentown, Pennsylvania, and are now known as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.


In 2008, Comcast Spectacor announced that the Wachovia Spectrum, the Phantoms' home since 1996, was going to be demolished to make way for Philly LIVE, a project which included a luxury hotel and entertainment district. On February 4, 2009, it was announced that Comcast Spectacor has reached an agreement to sell the Phantoms to the Brooks Group of Pittsburgh. On April 28, 2009, it was announced by the AHL's board of governors that approval had been given for the Brooks Group to officially move the Phantoms to Glens Falls. The Phantoms would be the second American Hockey League team to play in Glens Falls, New York, after the Adirondack Red Wings from 1979 to 1999.

LV Phantoms
The franchise's current logo, since relocating to Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

On December 4, 2009, the Phantoms returned to Philadelphia to play a home game. The Phantoms lost 2–1 in overtime to the Norfolk Admirals at the Wachovia Center. The Phantoms played in Philadelphia again on January 21, 2011, against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at the Wells Fargo Center. The Phantoms won by a score of 4–2. The Phantoms returned to Philadelphia a third time on January 6, 2012, where they took part in the third annual AHL Outdoor Classic. They hosted the Hershey Bears at Citizens Bank Park, four days after the ballpark hosted the Flyers and New York Rangers in the NHL Winter Classic. This was the third outdoor AHL game, but the first to include the Phantoms who won 4–3 in overtime. It also marked the first time an outdoor AHL game was included in the Winter Classic festivities.

In March 2011, plans were announced for the PPL Center to be built in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The arena, located in downtown Allentown, takes up the entire block between Seventh and Eighth streets and Hamilton Boulevard and Linden Street. Demolition at the arena site began in January 2012. In February 2012, it was announced the Phantoms would return to Pennsylvania in 2013–14. However, due to construction delays on the new arena it was pushed back to 2014–15 and the franchise began play as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Season-by-season results

Calder Cup champions Conference champions Division champions League leader

Records as of April 20, 2014.

Regular season Playoffs
Season Games Won Lost OTL SOL Points PCT Goals
Standing Year 1st
2009–10 80 32 41 3 4 71 .444 199 251 7th, East 2010 Out of playoffs
2010–11 80 31 39 4 6 72 .450 197 248 7th, East 2011 Out of playoffs
2011–12 76 37 35 2 2 78 .513 204 217 3rd, Northeast 2012 Out of playoffs
2012–13 76 31 38 3 4 69 .454 187 223 5th, Northeast 2013 Out of playoffs
2013–14 76 30 38 2 6 68 .447 182 225 4th, Northeast 2014 Out of playoffs
Totals 388 161 191 14 22 358 .461 969 1164 0 Playoff appearances


Team captains

  • Jared Ross, 2009–10
  • Dan Jancevski, 2010–11
  • Ben Holmstrom, 2011–14

Team records

Single season

Goals: Jon Matsumoto, 30 (2009–10)
Assists: Erik Gustafsson, 44 (2010–11)
Points: Jason Akeson, 64 (2013–14)
Penalty minutes: Zac Rinaldo, 331 (2010–11)
GAA: Michael Leighton, 2.22 (2010–11)
SV%: Michael Leighton, .926 (2010–11)
Wins: Michael Leighton, 28 (2011–12)
Shutouts: Michael Leighton, 5 (2010–11)
  • Goaltending records need a minimum of 25 games played by the goaltender


Career goals: Jason Akeson, 58
Career assists: Jason Akeson, 114
Career points: Jason Akeson, 172
Career penalty minutes: Brandon Manning, 447
Career goaltending wins: Michael Leighton, 43
Career shutouts: Michael Leighton, 7
Career games: Ben Holmstrom, 256

Head coaches

  • Greg Gilbert, 2009–10
  • John Paddock, 2010
  • Joe Paterson, 2010–12
  • Terry Murray, 2012–14

See also

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