Much to the dismay of the Albany River Rats' marketing team, the newly born Adirondack Phantoms have scheduled their opening night for Saturday October 3rd, the same night as the Rats' already-scheduled home opener. Members of the Rats' staff were hoping to open up the season by splitting a two-game series between Albany and Glens Falls, but now it looks like that option is off the table.
Still, the Rats will face-off against the Phantoms twelve times over the course of the upcoming season. There is little doubt those games will be intense for both players and fans alike. Six games at the Times Union Center. Six games at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
If you wish to infest the Civic Center with the rest of the team, tickets should be purchased in advance. Mark my words, those games will be sold out. As for the home games, the marketing team is likely to be shooting for 10,000+ at the TU, so walk-ups will probably be directed to the upper-deck. Prepare to scream.
Old time hockey returns October 3rd. Only four short months to go.