Phantoms back one more time

After spending more than 13 seasons in Philadelphia, the Adirondack Phantoms – playing their first season in Glens Falls, N.Y. this year – will return to Philadelphia to face the Norfolk Admirals on Friday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.

This is a one night only event at the Wachovia Center.

“This will be a terrific opportunity for Flyers fans to see the next generation of Flyers players currently in our system,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We also know there are a lot of Phantoms fans in the Greater Philadelphia Region who have asked us if we could get the Phantoms to return to play a game here in Philadelphia.

“We’re grateful to the new Phantoms owners, Rob and Jim Brooks, for rearranging their schedule to bring a game here to the hockey fans in Philadelphia,” added Luukko.

Ticket prices were kept low to attract as many fans as possible. Tickets for kids (12 and under) are $10 and individual adult tickets are $14, $18 and $19. A limited number of front row seats are available for $33. Tickets can be purchased through or 1-800-298-4200 or at the Wachovia Center box office.

The Phantoms set two AHL attendance records, both coming on nights when they captured the Calder Cup. More than 17,380 watched in the Spectrum on June 10, 1998 and 20,103 saw the Phantoms – which Mike Richards and Jeff Carter – top Chicago at the Wachovia Center during the NHL lockout in 2005.

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We will be back with insight from tonight’s game in tomorrow’s blog.