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Remarkable Comeback to Close 2021

December 31, 2021

Phantoms Rally From 5-1 Deficit in Overtime Win December 31, 2021  Utica, NY – What a way to end the year! The Lehigh Valley Phantoms trailed by scores of 4-0 and 5-1 before turning it on to the tune of a 6-5 overtime win at the Utica Comets in the last game of 2021. Cal […]


MacKinnon Recalled to Phantoms

Phantoms at Utica Friday, Return Home Saturday December 31, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced that defenseman Ryan MacKinnon has been recalled from loan to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. MacKinnon, 27, has played in four games with the Phantoms this season, most recently on November 20 at Toronto. […]


Goalie Garrett Metcalf Signed to PTO

December 29, 2021

New Goalie Arrives From Utah Grizzlies December 29, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced they have signed goalie Garrett Metcalf to a PTO (professional try out). Metcalf, 25,  arrives from the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL where he has played in five games this season going 2-2-1, 1.84, .932. He […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

Red-Hot Phantoms Return From Break December 29, 2021 Weekly Recap Tuesday, December 21 Phantoms 2 – Hershey Bears 1 Charlie Gerard scored his first goal with the Phantoms and Connor Bunnaman extended his goal-streak to three games in a 2-1 rivalry win over the Hershey Bears in the last game before the Holiday Break. Pat Nagle […]


York and Ustimenko Join Taxi Squad

December 28, 2021

December 28, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers announced the recalls of defenseman Cam York and goalie Kirill Ustimenko from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the NHL Taxi Squad according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. York, 20, was the #14 overall selection in the 2019 NHL Draft. […]


December 29 Game Postponed

December 27, 2021

The American Hockey League has announced that the Phantoms home game on Wednesday, December 29 has been postponed due to AHL COVID-19 protocols affecting the Cleveland Monsters. A make-up date for this postponed game has not been announced. All fans with tickets for the Wednesday game are encouraged to hold on to their current tickets, as these will be […]


Three Phantoms Recalled to Taxi Squad

Cates, Mayhew, Sandstrom Get The Call December 27, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced the recalls of three players from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the team’s Taxi Squad according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Forwards Jackson Cates and Gerry Mayhew and goalie Felix Sandstrom will […]


Phantoms at Hershey Postponed

December 22, 2021

December 22, 2021 The American Hockey League has announced that Wednesday night’s away game for Lehigh Valley at Hershey has been postponed due to AHL COVID-19 protocols affecting the Hershey Bears. A make-up date has not been announced.


GAMEDAY! Phantoms at Hershey Bears, Dec. 22

December 22, 2021 TONIGHT: It’s the last Phantoms GAMEDAY before the Holiday Break. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms trek to Chocolatetown to take on the rival Hershey Bears. The Phantoms enter tonight on a five-game point streak (4-0-1) and are 2-1-0 against the Bears this season including 1-1-0 at Giant Center. This is the second game of a home-and-home series […]


Phantoms Top Hershey, Point Streak at 5

Pat Nagle Backstops 29-Save Gem Decemer 21, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – Pat Nagle improved to 4-0-2 in a 29-save effort that might have been his best game of the season as the Phantoms hung on for a 2-1 win over the Hershey Bears on Tuesday night at PPL Center. Hershey broke Nagle’s shutout bid […]


Cates and Mayhew Returned to Phantoms

December 21, 2021

December 21, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forwards Jackson Cates and Gerry Mayhew have been returned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Mayhew, 28, had just been recalled to the Flyers earlier this morning. He leads the Phantoms […]


Mayhew Recalled to Flyers

Sharp-Shooting Winger Leads Phantoms With 9 Goals December 21, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled right wing Gerry Mayhew from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Mayhew, 28, is a right-handed shooting forward from Wyandotte, Michigan who is in his first […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

Four-Game Point Streak Entering Last Games Before Break December 21, 2021 Weekly Recap Friday, Dec. 17 Phantoms 3 – Hartford Wolf Pack 1 The Phantoms won their third straight in what was their first away game in three weeks in taking a 3-1 decision at the first-place Wolf Pack on Friday. Hayden Hodgson and Connor Bunnaman gave […]



Sandstrom Returned to Phantoms

December 20, 2021

December 20, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that goalie Felix Sandström has been returned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to Flyers Director of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. This is Sandström’s first NHL recall. Sandström, 24, has gone 3-7-3 with a 3.08 goals-againt average and .896 save percentage […]


Wilson Scores Late Equalizer in Wild Finish

December 18, 2021

Phantoms Point Streak at Four After 4-3 Shootout Loss vs. Rochester December 18, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – A breathless and frenetic end of regulation and a wild and tense overtime ended in a shootout win for the Rochester Americans when Adam Clendening’s bid for a tying goal in the third round heartbreakingly hit off […]


Sandström Recalled to Flyers

December 18, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that goalie Felix Sandström has been recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to Flyers Director of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. This is Sandström’s first NHL recall. Sandström, 24, has gone 3-7-3 with a 3.08 goals-againt average and .896 save […]


Bunnaman Goal Extends Win Streak to 3

December 17, 2021

Phantoms Defeat First-Place Hartford 3-1 December 17, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – Connor Bunnaman broke a 1-1 tie late in the second period with his second goal of the season and Pat Nagle was outstanding again in a 24-save performance as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms won their third straight with a 3-1 decision at the […]


Cates Recalled to Flyers

December 16, 2021

December 16, 2021 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward Jackson Cates has been recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according the Flyers Director of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Cates, 24, has played in 19 games with the Phantoms this season scoring two goals with four assists. This […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

December 14, 2021

Phantoms Sweep Weekend December 14, 2021 Weekly Recap Saturday, Dec. 10 Phantoms 4 – Cleveland Monsters 2 Gerry Mayhew brought the Teddy Bears! 6,593 of them. And the Phantoms took down the Cleveland Monsters 4-2 on the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss Night. Adam Clendening broke a 2-2 tie in the third period and Maksim Sushko […]


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