The Brooks Group, new owners of the Philadelphia Flyers’ American Hockey League affiliate, today formally introduced the Adirondack Phantoms to Glens Falls, N.Y.
"Having the Phantoms playing here in Glens Falls creates some great rivalries. So, to all the New York teams in the AHL, beware of the Phantoms," said Glens Falls mayor Jack Diamond.
"Glens Falls is a terrific hockey town and the players are going to enjoy playing here," said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko.
"We’re gonna have a young, hard-working team. All of our players will be very active in the community," said Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren. "We’re looking forward to writing a new history for hockey in Glens Falls."
The Adirondack Phantoms will begin play at the Glens Falls Civic Center in 2009-10. The Civic Center is managed by Global Spectrum a subsidiary of Flyers’ parent company, Comcast-Spectacor.