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Astounding Ustimenko in 2-1 Loss at Syracuse

February 22, 2020

Rookie Goalie Blocks 36 Shots in Strong Performance Feb 22, 2020 Syracuse, N.Y. – Rookie goalie Kirill Ustimenko turned in a magnificent 36-save performance in his return to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms but ultimately the host Syracuse Crunch held on for a 2-1 victory on Saturday night. Carsen Twarynski (5th) broke Spencer Martin’s shutout bit […]


The Ghost Returns! His First Game in Four Years

February 21, 2020

Rochester Wins in Overtime 3-2 February 21, 2020 Rochester, N.Y. – Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere suited up for Phantoms for the first time in over four years joining the team on a conditioning loan while Lehigh Valley battled back from a late deficit to force overtime in a 3-2 loss at the Rochester Americans on […]


Eight is Great! Phantoms Win Wild and Wacky Wednesday

February 19, 2020

February 19, 2020 Bridgeport, Conn. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms cranked up a season-high eight goals in a wild win at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Wednesday night, 8-5. Greg Carey (14th, 15th) and Carsen Twarynski (3rd, 4th) paced the attack as both notched two-goal games. Twarynski almost had a hat trick with a shot […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (2/18)

February 18, 2020

Lehigh Valley Earns 3 Points against Pair of Connecticut Teams February 18, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The PPL Center was host to the sixth annual Bleed Orange last week and were able to collect 84 pints of blood which could save up to 250 lives. Isaac Ratcliffe, Max Willman, Pascal Laberge, Kurtis Gabriel, Chris […]


Hershey Holds Off Phantoms 5-3

February 16, 2020

Frost Scores Second Goal of Weekend February 16, 2020 Hershey, Pa. – Lehigh Valley overcame an early 2-0 deficit on goals by Morgan Frost (10th) and Maksim Sushko (10th) to forge a 2-2 deadlock but the Phantoms were unable to take the lead in a 5-3 rivalry-night loss at the Hershey Bears on Sunday evening. […]


Kurtis Gabriel Takes Pride in Making a Difference

February 12, 2020

By Mike Ianniello When the Lehigh Valley Phantoms host their annual You Can Play Night this Friday, February 14 against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the Phantoms players will take the ice with rainbow tape on their sticks. For forward Kurtis Gabriel, this gesture will be no different than the one he has made every single […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (2/11)

February 11, 2020

Eight Different Skaters Score in Four-Point Weekend February 11, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Phantoms spent two nights at Steel Ice Center joining Phantoms Youth teams at practice last week. Isaac Ratcliffe, Morgan Frost, Max Willman, Andy Welinski and Tyler Wotherspoon practiced with the teams on Monday and Greg Carey, Andy Andreoff, Reece Willcox […]


Ustimenko Sparkles in AHL Debut

February 8, 2020

Sushko Scores a Pair in Rivalry Win at Wilkes-Barre February 8, 2020 Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – The Belarusians led the way! Rookie goalie Kirill Ustimenko dazzled in his AHL debut and Maksim Sushko scored a pair of goals in a 5-3 win for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Saturday night. Sushko and Ustimenko were […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (2/4)

February 4, 2020

Lehigh Valley Splits Pair of In-State Contests February 4, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Phantoms and meLVin filmed one of their Bully Busters Unite programs at PBS-39 Studios last week and they will be airing the program in the near future to help spread some helpful tips for dealing with situations of bullying across […]


Phantoms Win Exciting Duel at Hershey

February 1, 2020

David Kase Spectacularly Scores 1-on-3 to Seal the Win February 1, 2020 Hershey, Penn. – J-F Berube turned aside 18 strong Hershey Bears offerings en route to his third shutout of the season and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms pushed through for a 3-0 road win on Saturday night. Chris Stewart (1st), David Kase (5th) and […]


Penguins Trip Phantoms in Return from All-Star Break

January 31, 2020

Felix Sandstrom Enters in Relief in Phantoms Season Debut January 31, 2020 Wilkes-Barre, Penn. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms returned from a brief layoff for the AHL All-Star Break and took a rivalry loss at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 4-1 in Friday night. Andy Andreoff (6th) scored for the Phantoms while goalie Felix Sandstrom made his […]


O’Reilly Notches Milestone 600th Point

January 24, 2020

Providence Bruins Hold Off Phantoms 4-3 January 24, 2020 Providence, R.I. – Veteran forward Cal O’Reilly became the 47th player in AHL history to record 600 points but the Providence Bruins overcame an early deficit and then held off a ferocious rally attempt to post a 4-3 victory on Friday night in Rhode Island. Lehigh […]


Phantoms Point Streak at Six After Shootout Loss

January 22, 2020

Lehigh Valley Opens Five-Game Road Swing January 22, 2020 Providence, R.I. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms never trailed in 65 minutes of hockey at the Providence Bruins on Wednesday night but a shootout goal for Peter Cehlarik put the Bruins ahead at the end of a 3-2 decision. Lehigh Valley (18-19-6) extended its point streak […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (1/21)

January 21, 2020

Lehigh Valley Sweeps 5-Game Homestand January 21, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have “adopted” a 4th Grade classroom at Cleveland Elementary School in Allentown, just down the street from the PPL Center. When Mrs. Miller’s class reaches certain goals they will earn a reward with a visit from some Phantoms players. […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (1/14)

January 14, 2020

Lehigh Valley Secures Back-to-Back Shutouts January 14, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Phantoms welcomed some kids from the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley and their families last week for a special locker room tour and a chance to meet and hang out with Phantoms players T.J. Brennan, Kyle Criscuolo, Kurtis Gabriel and Tyler […]


New Look Lineup Not Enough at Utica

January 10, 2020

Andreoff, Vorobyev and Criscuolo Return but Comets Prevail 5-2 January 10, 2020 Utica, N.Y. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms welcomed back several forwards to the lineup for the first time in a little while but the high-flying Utica Comets pushed through on the strength of a Justin Bailey hat trick for a 5-2 victory on […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (1/7)

January 7, 2020

Lehigh Valley Scores First Win of 2020 January 7, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Phantoms Charities held their first Phantoms Fit program of the year at Nitschmann Middle School today as Kurtis Gabriel, Alex Lyon and Kyle Criscuolo helped deliver floor hockey equipment that we are donating to the school […]


Young Talents Score in Exciting Game at Belleville

January 4, 2020

Senators Prevail 5-3 as Laberge, Sushko and Bunnaman Register Goals January 4, 2020 Belleville, Ontario – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms received all of their scoring from rookies and second-year pros with Pascal Laberge (6th), Maksim Sushko (5th) and Connor Bunnaman (2nd) all lighting the lamp. But the host Belleville Senators overcame an early 2-0 deficit […]


Phantoms Fall at Laval in 2020 Opener

January 3, 2020

Morgan Frost and Cal O’Reilly Return to Lineup January 3, 2020 Laval, Quebec. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms opened the New Year on the road at Laval, Quebec and fell in a 4-0 decision to the Laval Rocket on Friday night at Place Bell. The Phantoms lineup was boosted by the returns of centers Morgan […]


Morgan Frost Named to 2020 AHL All-Star Classic

Rookie Forward Has 12 points in 16 games for Lehigh Valley January 3, 2020 Lehigh Valley, Pa – The American Hockey League announced today that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward, Morgan Frost has been named to the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Ontario International Airport. Frost, 20, has appeared in 16 games for Lehigh Valley during his rookie […]


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