John Ray & Sons Offers Chance To Ride Zamboni at Adirondack Phantoms’ Games

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 – John Ray & Sons is offering Adirondack Phantoms fans a chance to ride the Zamboni, wrapped to look like one of the company’s fuel trucks, during the team’s inaugural season at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

“It’s the dream of many hockey fans to ride the Zamboni,” said John Ray & Sons’ President Ken Ray. “As the Zamboni sponsor this year, we thought it would be fun to let some fans have their dream come true.” Zamboni rides make a perfect gift for a Phantoms’ fan or a great centerpiece for a group event.

So, a contest was born with John Ray & Sons, a major Phantoms’ sponsor, giving away a free Zamboni ride and two tickets to a select number of games throughout the season.

Entering is easy. Contestants simply go to, enter their name and select the game they wish to attend. Random drawings of all entries will be selected one week prior to the game. Winners must be at least 12 years old and only one person can ride the Zamboni.

Sponsoring the Adirondack Phantoms’ Zamboni is a natural for John Ray & Sons which was established as an ice delivery service in Troy. The company has consistently supported neighborhood and regional organizations.


Established in 1904 in Troy as an ice delivery service, John Ray & Sons has evolved through the years as times have changed – delivering ice, coal, wood, kerosene, diesel fuel, heating oil, propane, and biofuels to residential and commercial customers throughout the Capital Region.

Started as a small family business, the company now employs nearly 70 people and has a fleet of over 45 vehicles. John Ray & Sons provides sales, installation and service to a nine-county territory.

Known for its service and innovative products, the company offers:

  • Reliable delivery of heating oil, propane and diesel fuel
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Bioheating oil and biodiesel fuel
  • Propane tank installation/set-up and monitoring
  • Heating and cooling system installation
  • Propane fill stations
  • Custom-designed home comfort systems
  • Captain’s Choice™ Marine Gasoline
  • PitStop-branded stations offering gasoline, on- and off-road diesel and kerosene
  • For more information, visit

The Adirondack Phantoms, an AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, began its first season at the Glens Falls Civic Center in October.

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