OnDeck | Jan. 14, 16&17

The Albany Devils play mid-week at Times Union Center and head out for back-to-back games on the road this weekend.

Upcoming Schedule:
Wednesday, Jan. 14 (7 pm) → Albany vs. Springfield
Friday, Jan. 16 (7:05 pm) → Albany at Lehigh Valley
Saturday, Jan. 17 (7 pm) → Albany at Hershey

 

 

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What To Watch For: Jan. 12-18

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The Albany Devils and Springfield Falcons complete their home-and-home series with a 7 pm outing Wednesday at Times Union Center. On Sunday, the Devils lost to the first-place Falcons for the first time this season — a 2-1 decision at MassMutual Center. After this week, the teams will meet four more times.

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The Devils partake in a Pennsylvania road swing this weekend with games Friday at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (7:05) and Saturday at the Hershey Bears (7:00). Friday’s contest marks Albany’s first visit to Lehigh Valley since the Phantoms relocated from Glens Falls, NY after the 2013-14 season.

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Entering the week, the Devils are fifth in the Northeast Division and tied for 10th in the Eastern Conference at 16-14-2-5 (39 pts.), including a 10-6-1-3 home mark and 6-8-1-2 road record. The Northeast and Midwest are the only two divisions in the AHL in which each team is above .500.

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Wednesday’s game at Times Union Center features “Dollar Dawg Night” hot dogs and small sodas just $1.

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All three of this week’s games can be streamed online or on mobile devices at ahllive.com. Wednesday and Saturday’s affairs can also be heard on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN radio. The broadcasts include 10-minute pre and post-game shows.
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The Top Stories So Far

ALBANY, NY

Wednesday’s game is the halfway point for the Albany Devils season. To celebrate the first 38 games of the 2014-15 campaign, here are the top headlines on thealbanydevils.com based on views.

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THE BENEFITS OF MARK FRASER
November 4, 2014

“With Mark Fraser signing as a free agent, the Albany Devils have not only added experience to their blue line, but they have added an eight-year pro to their dressing room.”

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DEVILS FREEZE PENGUINS, 4-0
October 21, 2014

“Backed by a pair of Mike Sislo power-play goals, the Albany Devils knocked off the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 4-0, Tuesday at Times Union Center. The victory extended Albany’s point streak to four games and was their third win.”

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LATE GAME HEROICS LIFT DEVILS
October 18, 2014

Cam Janssen tied the game and Paul Thompson sealed the victory, lifting the Albany Devils to a 3-2 win against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday at Times Union Center. Janssen netted his first goal of the season at 6:12 of the third to make it 2-2 and Thompson converted on a shorthanded breakaway with just 44 seconds remaining, to the delight of the Home Opener crowd of 4,011.”

Go To Game Center

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Bell Named ECHL All-Star

PRINCETON, NJ

Myles Bell has been named to the 2015 ECHL All-Star Classic roster. Bell, who is currently on the Albany Devils roster, has spent parts of this season with the Evansville Icemen.

In 24 ECHL games, the 21-year-old has 15 points with eight goals and seven assists. His season highlights include three-point games on Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Dec. 3. He potted his first career hat trick during the Nov. 7 contest.

Bell signed with Albany on Oct. 14 after spending the past five-plus seasons in the WHL, appearing in 327 games. He played 135 games with Regina and had 64 points with 18 goals and 46 assists. He also appeared in 192 contests with Kelowna and produced 211 points with 95 goals and 116 assists. Bell, who is 6-1, 220 lbs., played in the 2009 Top Prospects Game and was a named to the 2013 WHL Second All-Star Team.

Born in Calgary, Bell was New Jersey’s selected 160th overall by New Jersey during the 2013 NHL Draft.

The 2015 ECHL All-Star Classic will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Orlando, FL.

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