SYRACUSE -- Michael Ryan recorded a hat trick Saturday night as the Adirondack Phantoms defeated the Syracuse Crunch 6-4 at the Onondaga County War Memorial.
Six goals is the most scored by the Phantoms this season. Mike Testwuide scored twice and Denis Hamel added another goal for the Phantoms, who are 5-0 against Syracuse this season.
Ryan's second goal snapped a 4-4 tie 8:13 into the third period to give the Phantoms the lead for good. His third goal gave him the team's first hat trick since April 10, 2009, when Rob Sirianni scored three in the final regular-season game at the Spectrum in Philadelphia.
Hamel pulled Adirondack (15-29-2-3) into a 4-all tie at the 15:43 mark of the second period, after the Crunch rallied from a 3-1 deficit with three straight goals.
Johan Backlund finished with 34 saves as he earned his sixth win.
Testwuide, who now has four goals this season, staked the Phantoms to a 2-0 first-period lead, scoring on assists from Hamel and Ryan. Syracuse responded with a power-play goal by Nick
Ryan's first goal came on a power play 1:08 into the second period to give Adirondack a 3-1 lead.
However, Syracuse bounced back with goals by Nicolas Deschamps, MacGregor Sharp and Dan Sexton in a span of 9 minutes, 30 seconds to take a 4-3 advantage.
Just more than three minutes later, Hamel scored on assists from Danny Syvret and Backlund to bring the Phantoms even, setting the stage for Ryan's go-ahead goal midway through the third.
Syracuse goalies Timo Pielmeier and Jean-Philippe Levasseur combined for 27 saves.
Former Phantom Pat Maroon was minus-1 for the game and served a 10-minute misconduct penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct in the second period.
Adirondack (15-29-2-3)2 2 2 - 6
Syracuse (16-26-2-4)1 3 0 - 4
First period - 1, Adirondack, Testwuide 3 (Hamel), 3:44. 2, Adirondack, Testwuide 4 (Ryan), 16:12. 3, Syracuse, Bonino 5 (Green), 18:01 (PP). Penalties-Kalinski Adk (hooking), 8:08; Rinaldo Adk (fighting), 11:23; Regan Syr (fighting), 11:23; Palmieri Syr (cross-checking), 13:54; Stephenson Adk (hooking), 17:19; Laliberte Syr (hooking), 19:47.
Second period - 4, Adirondack, Ryan 12 (Kalinski, Legein), 1:08 (PP). 5, Syracuse, Deschamps 9 (Palmieri, Bonino), 2:40. 6, Syracuse, Sharp 5 (Salters, Guenin), 5:36. 7, Syracuse, Sexton 9 (Green, Guenin), 12:10. 8, Adirondack, Hamel 14 (Syvret, Backlund), 15:43. Penalties-Kalinski Adk (roughing), 8:17; Clark Syr (roughing), 16:43; Maroon Syr (misconduct - unsportsmanlike conduct), 16:43.
Third period - 9, Adirondack, Ryan 13 (Testwuide, Walker), 8:13. 10, Adirondack, Ryan 14 (Syvret), 19:49 (EN). Penalties-Clark Syr (hooking), 4:20; Hamel Adk (hooking), 4:35.
Shots on Goal- Adirondack 7-14-12-33. Syracuse 16-14-8-38.
Power Play Opportunities- Adirondack 1 / 4; Syracuse 1 / 4.
Goalies- Adirondack, Backlund 6-12-2 (38 shots-34 saves). Syracuse, Levasseur 6-14-3 (11 shots-8 saves); Pielmeier 10-14-1 (21 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Jeff Smith (49).