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AHL-record crowd of 45,653 watch Adirondack-Hershey game at Citizens Bank Park

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PHILADELPHIA - An American Hockey League-record crowd of 45,653 watched the Adirondack Phantoms beat the Hershey Bears 4-3 in overtime Friday night at Citizens Bank Park, four days after the NHL's Winter Classic at the baseball stadium.

The crowd was more than twice as big as the previous record of 21,673 set last year in the outdoor event between Connecticut and Providence at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn.

The league's inaugural outdoor game between Syracuse and Binghamton in 2010 drew 21,508 fans the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

On Monday in the Winter Classic, a crowd of 46,967 watched the New York Rangers beat the Philadelphia Flyers.

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