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ADIRONDACK ALUMNI TO PLAY AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Friday, May 6th
ADIRONDACK ALUMNI TO PLAY AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Five players with playing roots in Adirondack have been selected to represent their countries at the 2016 IIHF World Championships.

Patrick Maroon, USA: Maroon was a draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2007, and played his first season with the Adirondack Phantoms in 2009. In his two years in Adirondack, Maroon collected 52 points in 76 games, in addition to 125 penalty minutes, before he was traded to the Anaheim organization in 2010. Maroon is currently a member of the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL. The 2016 World Championships are Maroon’s ice hockey debut with Team USA but the 6-3 winger led the United States men's national inline hockey team to a gold medal performance at the 2010 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship.

Erik Gustafsson, SWE: After spending three years at Northern Michigan University, Gustafsson signed an entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Kvissleby native spent parts of the next four seasons in Adirondack, where he appeared in 144 games and collected 95 points (13-82-95). In international play, Gustafsson has helped lead Sweden to two medals at past IIHF World Championships, including a gold medal in 2013. In 18 career World Championship games, Gustafsson has collected three points (1-2-3), including his lone goal which game in the Gold Medal Game against Switzerland.

Oliver Lauridsen, DEN: After spending three years at St. Cloud State, Lauridsen was selected by the Flyers in the seventh round of the 2009 NHL Draft. Lauridsen ranks fifth all-time in Adirondack Phantoms history with 189 games played, accrued over four seasons of play. The hulking, 6-6 defenseman collected 25 points (5-19-24) and 359 penalty minutes during his tenure in Glens Falls. Internationally, Lauridsen is playing in his fourth World Championships for Denmark, where he collected his first career point, an assist, in 2015 against Russia.

Oleg Yevenko, BEL: After four years at UMass-Amherst, Yevenko signed an ATO with the Adirondack Flames and played four games with them at the close of the 2014-15 season. Yevenko signed his first NHL deal in October 2015, and spent this past season with Lake Erie in the AHL. In international play, Yevenko spent the last two years on the senior team for Belarus, making appearance in the quarterfinals in each of the last two tournaments.

Marcel Noebels, GER: Originally drafted by the Flyers in the 2011 NHL Draft, Noebels skated in 95 games for the Phantoms and collected 34 points. Noebels has skated the past two seasons in the DEL with the Berlin Polar Bears. Internationally for Germany, Noebels has played two seasons in the World Championships, including 2014, when he scored his first career goal against Latvia.

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