Albany Devils at Adirondack Phantoms
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Glens Falls Civic Center | 7 pm
GLENS FALLS, NY – In their final preseason tune up, the Albany Devils travel to take on the Adirondack Phantoms Saturday at Glens Falls Civic Center. Head Coach Rick Kowalsky indicated after Friday’s practice he will try and emulate his opening-night lineup for the 7 pm contest.
“We want to get as close as we can tomorrow to the lineup we are looking for when the season starts,” Kowalsky said. “Most of those guys, if not all of them have just been recently assigned here, will be in the lineup. Obviously, execution of the system should be better. These guys have been playing NHL exhibitions — a lot of them. Keeping that pace up and that physicalicty that we saw from some of the younger guys [on Thursday]. When we finalize the lineup we want to know maybe how some of these new guys fit in with more of a experienced group.”
– Albany’s roster currently consists of 28 players, including two goaltenders, nine defensemen and 17 forwards. Netminder Scott Wedgewood, blueliners Brandon Burlon, Eric Gelinas and Jon Merrill and forwards Stefan Matteau, Rod Pelley, Tim Sestito and Mike Sislo were all assigned Wednesday.
– The Devils and Phantoms will meet 12 times this season, including games at Times Union Center on Oct. 14, Nov. 9, Nov. 29, Dec. 27, Jan. 25 and Feb. 15. Outings at Glens Falls Civic Center are on Nov. 2, Nov. 23, Jan. 4, Jan. 18, Feb. 21, Apr. 6.
– Joe Whitney and Harri Pesonen led Albany against Adirondack last season. Whitney posted 12 points with seven tallies and five assists and Pesonen registered nine points with five goals and four assists.
April 21, 2013: Adirondack (4) vs. Albany (2)
Harri Pesonen and Mike Hoeffel each scored during the Devils 4-2 loss against the Phantoms to close out the 2012-13 regular season. Adirondack’s Blake Kessel registered a pair of goals and was a plus-2.
The Devils went 8-3-0-1 against the Phantoms last season, including a 4-2-0-0 mark at Glens Falls Civic Center.