The 2013-14 AHL schedule was released today, and the Adirondack Phantoms will play two games in Philadelphia as part of their final season as an Adirondack-based team.
The team has made it tradition to play at least one game in Philly since they left the Spectrum and relocated to Upstate New York in 2009, and they'll move back to the area for the 2014-15 season when they take the ice at Allentown's new PPL Center as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
So this 2013-14 campaign released today is a bit of a farewell tour for the team, at least if you're a fan in Glens Falls unsure if you're going to have hockey beyond this April, while simultaneously also a promotional tour for fans in the Lehigh Valley.
Courtesy of the team, here's the full schedule:
The first game in Philadelphia on Feb. 1 will be an afternoon stint against the Hershey Bears. The Flyers also have a game in Los Angeles at 4 p.m. that day, so it'd be cool if the Flyers did some sort of promotion where they let fans stick around and watch the Flyers game after the conclusion of the Phantoms game.
Three weeks later, in the middle of the NHL's Olympic break, the Phantoms will play host to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the Wells Fargo Center. It'll be nice to see live hockey in the midst of the Olympic break.
The Albany Devils will again host four games at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, but unlike in previous years, the Phantoms will not be a Devils opponent for any of those four games. Those Adirondack vs. Albany games in AC had previously been pretty heavy with Phantoms fans.