Cal Heeter stopped all 24 shots he faced, and Tye McGinn’s early first-period goal stood up as the game-winner, Friday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center, as the Adirondack Phantoms defeated the Wolf Pack, 3-0.
Brandon Alderson also scored for the Phantoms, and Chris VandeVelde added an empty-netter. Jason Missiaen made 22 saves for the Wolf Pack, who fell to 9-11-0-2 on the year and into a fourth-place tie in the Northeast Division with Bridgeport.
“I thought the guys played hard,” Wolf Pack assistant coach Pat Boller said. “Just a couple of bad breaks, and turned a couple of pucks over late, but we had our chances and just couldn’t put any home.”
The Wolf Pack outshot the Phantoms 9-7 in the first period, but the only goal of the session came on Adirondack’s first shot of the game. Former Wolf Pack Kris Newbury sent McGinn into the Wolf Pack zone down left wing, and McGinn’s shot from just above the faceoff dot beat Missiaen on the stick side.
Both Heeter and Missiaen were perfect in the second period, with Adirondack outshooting the Wolf Pack 10-9, and it stayed 1-0 until the Phantoms scored a power-play goal at 8:07 of the third.
With Brendon Nash in the penalty box for cross-checking, Alderson fired a shot from just inside the left point that hit Missiaen’s right side and slid just over the goal line.
VandeVelde’s open-net goal then iced the game at 18:31, with VandeVelde jumping on a loose puck along the left-wing boards after Danny Syvret just missed keeping it in the Adirondack zone at the other end.
The Wolf Pack’s next game is Saturday night, when they visit the Springfield Falcons. Faceoff is 8:00 PM, and all the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio. Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.
The Wolf Pack are back on home ice at the XL Center this Sunday, December 8, hosting the
Falcons at 3:00 PM. The Wolf Pack will be having a birthday celebration at Sunday’s game for Sonar, the team’s lovable mascot, and it’s also Autograph Day. The entire Wolf Pack team will be conducting an autograph session after the game in the XL Center atrium. Fans are invited to bring items for the players to sign, with a limit of two items per person. At every Wolf Pack Sunday home game in 2013-14, fans can take advantage of the Wolf Pack’s “Click It or Ticket Sunday Family Value Packs”. Those include two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas, starting at only $35.
Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2013-14 home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger. To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.
Hartford Wolf Pack 0 at Adirondack Phantoms 3
Friday, December 6, 2013 - Glens Falls Civic Center
Hartford 0 0 0 - 0
Adirondack 1 0 2 - 3
1st Period-1, Adirondack, McGinn 5 (Newbury, Akeson), 3:11. Penalties-Konan Adk (holding), 6:06.
2nd Period- No Scoring. Penalties-Konan Adk (holding), 1:24.
3rd Period-2, Adirondack, Alderson 3 (Alt), 8:07 (PP). 3, Adirondack, VandeVelde 7 (Lauridsen), 18:31 (EN). Penalties-Powe Hfd (tripping), 4:06; Newbury Adk (holding), 5:12; Nash Hfd (cross-checking), 7:30.
Shots on Goal-Hartford 9-9-6-24. Adirondack 8-10-7-25.
Power Play Opportunities-Hartford 0 / 3; Adirondack 1 / 2.
Goalies-Hartford, Missiaen 2-7-1 (24 shots-22 saves). Adirondack, Heeter 6-7-0 (24 shots-24 saves).
Referees-Chris Brown (86), Geoff Miller (28).
Linesmen-Jim Harper (59), Francis Trempe (56).