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History of Professional Hockey in Glens Falls

Glens Falls has enjoyed a rich tradition of professional hockey since 1979! Learn about the teams that have played here, and the one that currently calls the Civic Center home.

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Adirondack Red Wings

1979-1999
American Hockey League (AHL) Affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings

During the Red Wings' 20-year tenure at the Civic Center, the team won four Calder Cups, awarded each year to the American Hockey League champions.

 
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Adirondack IceHawks

1999-2004
United Hockey League (UHL)

The IceHawks played in Glens Falls for five years and had three winning seasons. In 2003, the team signed an agreement to receive players from the AHL affiliate of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes.

 
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Adirondack Frostbite

2004-2006
United Hockey League (UHL)

The IceHawks were re-branded as the Frostbite after being sold to a new ownership group. The team had a winning record in each of its two seasons at the Civic Center.

 
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Adirondack Phantoms

2009-2014
American Hockey League (AHL) Affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers

After a three-year hiatus, professional hockey returned to Glens Falls when the Adirondack Phantoms took the ice in 2009. It was the city's first AHL team since the Red Wings.

 
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Adirondack Flames

2014-2015
American Hockey League (AHL) Affiliate of the Calgary Flames

The Flames played one season at the Civic Center before being relocated to Stockton, CA. The AHL team didn't make the playoffs, but almost a dozen players got called up to the NHL and made significant contributions.

 
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Adirondack Thunder

2015-present
ECHL Affiliate of the Calgary Flames

The Thunder swapped coasts with the Flames, being relocated from Stockton, CA to play in Glens Falls. The team played 36 home games in its debut year at the Civic Center and made the Kelly Cup playoffs in its second.

 

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Sources:
http://poststar.com/sports/phantoms/timeline/#.Vg63DPlVhHw
http://www.bizjournals.com/albany/stories/2003/11/03/daily15.html
http://www.hockeydb.com/stte/adirondack-icehawks-4582.html
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Adirondack-Flames-to-leave-Glens-Falls-for-6049414.php
http://www.saratogian.com/sports/20150428/adirondack-flames-paved-way-for-new-hockey-franchise