Pre-Game vs. Syracuse 2/10
Couple of line-up changes to report. Noted Ghostbuster Alex Killorn, the rookie Crunch center with seven points in seven games against the Phantoms, is bound for the Tampa Bay Lighting and poised to make his National Hockey League debut tonight against the New York Rangers. Crunch coach Jon Cooper notes it's the latest in an impressive shortlist of accomplishments. But Brett Connolly, also a point-per-game player against the Phantoms, is still here. Center Dana Tyrell, having cleared waivers, has joined the Crunch here in Glens Falls and looks to be in the line-up, based on pre-game rushes.
Brian Boucher is not here. The Phantoms goalie is bound for Philadelphia while Michael Leighton nurses an upper-body injury. Seems the trade for an insurance policy at goalie was wise, although Luke Pither is having himself a nice start to his career in the Carolina organization. He has 12 points in nine games with the Charlotte Checkers, after posting nine in 39 with Adirondack last year. Cal Heeter has been called up from Trenton and is backing up Scott Munroe. Riku Helenius for Syracuse.
Speaking of former Phantoms, Bakersfield Condors goalie Brian Stewart had a day for the birds.
Referee: Chris Brown. Linesmen: Mike Emanatian, Steeve Lemay.