Phantoms coach is fired

Posted: May 24, 2012

The Flyers fired Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson on Tuesday after a season and a half on the job, even after he produced the team's best single-season American Hockey League record (37-35-4) this past season since the team moved to Adirondack in 2009.

"As an organization, we feel the Phantoms need a new voice moving forward," Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.

Paterson, a former Flyer, was named the Phantoms' head coach on Dec. 20, 2010. He posted a combined record of 62-55-8 in 125 games behind the bench. Adirondack finished five points out of a playoff spot in a tightly contested Eastern Conference.

No replacement for Paterson was named Tuesday. The Phantoms' new coach will be their fourth in four years.


Contact Frank Seravalli at seravaf@phillynews.com. Follow @DNFlyers on Twitter.

|
|
|
|
|