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Pro hockey returning to Glens Falls

Philadelphia Flyers' farm team, the Phantoms, gets OK to move

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The American Hockey League Board of Governors has approved a move of the Philadelphia Phantoms hockey team to the Glens Falls Civic Center. AHL President and CEO David Andrews today announced the approval for the farm team of the Philadelphia Flyers to move during a league meeting in Chicago. Glens Falls City Councilman Dan Hall said it was the news local hockey fans had been waiting to hear for years. "We're all very excited," he ...

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April 28, 2009
4:35 p.m.

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I still don't see why we need two teams so close together. Why not move the second team into Plattsburgh, say?

April 28, 2009
4:45 p.m.

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What happens after three years when the Allentown arena is ready for the Phantoms?

That said, it's good to see something come to our area. But, the GFCC needs some major upgrades, doesn't it.

Any idea on what the team will be called? I pray that they use Glens Falls and not Adriondack. The out-of-town fan does not know where Adirondack is.

April 28, 2009
7:05 p.m.

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Likely Adirondack Phantoms, to give it a more regional feel... Saratoga on up to Ticonderoga is their market, I think.