Adirondack Frostbite

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Adirondack Frostbite
CityGlens Falls, New York
LeagueUnited Hockey League
Home arenaGlens Falls Civic Center
ColorsStratos, sundance, cornflower, white
Owner(s)Steve Levy
Barry Melrose
Franchise history
1994–1997Utica Blizzard
1997–1999Winston-Salem IceHawks
2000–2004Adirondack IceHawks
2004–2006Adirondack Frostbite

The Adirondack Frostbite were a minor professional ice hockey team based in Glens Falls, New York, and were a member of the United Hockey League (UHL). They played their home games at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

The Adirondack IceHawks UHL team came to Glens Falls in 2000, one season after the American Hockey League's (AHL) Adirondack Red Wings disbanded. The IceHawks were a relocation of the Winston-Salem IceHawks from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2004, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Steve Levy and NHL analyst Barry Melrose became the team's owners and the team changed its name to the Frostbite.[1]

On January 13, 2006, head coach Marc Potvin was found dead in his hotel room in Kalamazoo, Michigan, hours before his team was to play the Kalamazoo Wings.[2]

The Frostbite suspended operations on June 12, 2006, after the team could not come to a lease agreement with the Glens Falls Civic Center.[3] Professional hockey would not return to the Adirondack region until 2009 when the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms relocated to become the Adirondack Phantoms.[4]


  1. ^ Dougherty, Pete (May 23, 2014). "Levy has fond memory of area". Times Union. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  2. ^ "Former NHL player Marc Potvin dead at 38". January 13, 2006. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  3. ^ "Adirondack Frostbite and Danbury Trashers suspend operations". OurSports Central. June 12, 2006. Retrieved September 30, 2022.
  4. ^ "Phantoms move to Glens Falls, N.Y." The Philadelphia Inquirer. April 29, 2009. Retrieved September 30, 2022.

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