GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night. The Phantoms sold out the arena for the fifth time this season. For many, itMore >>
The Adirondack Phantoms played their last ever home game at the Glens Falls Civic Center Friday night.More >>
GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Flames will be coming to Glens Falls, filling the vacancy left by the Adirondack Phantoms.
The Glens Falls Civic Center was home to the Phantoms for the last five years, but the team is moving to Pennsylvania and played its last home game April 18.
Glens Falls officials signed a deal with the Calgary affiliate, the Flames, bringing the AHL team to the city for the 2014-2015 season.
“Glens Falls has had a terrific history with the American Hockey League and will be an ideal location and environment for the development of our prospects," said the Calgary Flames’ General Manager Brad Treliving in a written statement.
Local hockey fans are ready for the new season.
“We’ve had a lot of turnover in the past decade or more of different teams, so we have a really loyal fan base here,” Glens Falls resident Will Fowler said.
Resident Chip Esper said a new hockey team will help boost the local economy.
“We have a great community, wonderful people, and to have exciting events like this happen from sporting to recreation to entertainment is just a real boon for our community,” he said.
Richard Cirelly opened his coffee shop in April. It’s located down the street from the Civic Center. He said a new hockey team can only increase the flow of traffic in and out of his business.
“The more we can do stuff for the area and the more businesses come in the area, it’s better for everybody, and with a new hockey team…oh, it’ll be great,” he said.
Fans will be able to buy tickets starting Friday at 2 p.m.