Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Saturday, Sunday
January 3, 2017
Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan goaltender Anthony Stolarz to Lehigh Valley. Meanwhile, the Phantoms have returned on loan goaltender Martin Ouellette to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
A 22-year-old netminder from Jackson, New Jersey, Stolarz is in the midst of his third professional season and compiled a 2-0 in four appearances with the Flyers to go along with a 1.79 goals-against average and 0.938 save percentage. He earned his first career NHL victory in his first NHL start with a 32-save performance in Philadelphia’s 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames on November 27 and then registered his first NHL shutout in his very next start with a 28-save blanking of the Detroit Red Wings on December 11.
One of Lehigh Valley’s two representatives at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic, Stolarz has produced a 6-2 record in eight games with the Phantoms this season to go along with a 2.39 goals-against average and 0.927 save percentage. In 86 career appearances with Lehigh Valley, he’s compiled an overall mark of 36-33-11 with two shutouts, a 2.80 goals-against average and a 0.913 save percentage.
Stolarz was a second-round selection (#45 overall) by Philadelphia in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
A 25-year-old goaltender from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette is in his third professional campaign and has registered a 4-2 mark in seven games with the Royals this season to go along with a 3.30 goals-against average and 0.881 save percentage.
Lehigh Valley is back in action this Friday, January 6 when the team heads to Hartford for a 7:15 p.m. showdown with the Wolf Pack.
The Phantoms then return to PPL Center for a pair of games this weekend. First, on Saturday, January 7, it’s Girl Scout Night in downtown Allentown as the Albany Devils, AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, come to town for the first and only time this season. Then, on Sunday, January 8, it’s Star Wars Night at PPL Center as the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, make their first visit to Lehigh Valley this season.
A limited number of tickets for both games are available now and can be purchased HERE.
RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is underway! Reserve your group outings for the 2016-2017 season of Phantoms hockey today. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town, call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL !
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The Phantoms are thrilled to host the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross at PPL Center January 28-30. The AHL All-Star Classic weekend includes a Phan Fest during the day on Saturday, January 28 and a Tailgate Party that evening, followed by the AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Giant Food Stores and Velaspan on Sunday, January 29 and the 2017 AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday, January 30. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. Packages starting at just $67 for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross are on sale now and include admission to Saturday’s Phan Fest & Tailgate Party, Sunday’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition and Monday’s All-Star Game. To purchase tickets, please visit www.phantomshockey.com or www.pplcenter.com.
The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and second campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 20 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).