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American Hockey League Suspends Play

March 12, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE LEHIGH VALLEY PHANTOMS With the health and safety of our players, officials, staff and fans of primary importance, the American Hockey League has announced the suspension of play until further notice, effective immediately, due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The AHL will continue to monitor developments and will provide updates on […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (3/10)

March 10, 2020

Busy Homestand Continues Wednesday for Lehigh Valley March 10, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Phantoms celebrated Read Across America Week by taking time to read some books to classes at Alburtis Elementary School last week. Morgan Frost, Mark Friedman, Chris Stewart and of course, meLVin read some Dr. Seuss stories and answered some questions […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (3/3)

March 3, 2020

Lehigh Valley Splits Weekend Series with Charlotte March 3, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: The Phantoms have always had a great relationship with the Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley program and Kurtis Gabriel joined the Polar Bears for their practice on Sunday night and had some fun with the kids on the ice. Phantoms […]


Game Show Night, Youth Jersey Giveaway and St. Patrick’s Day Promotions Highlight the Month of March

March 2, 2020

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will play a total of seven home games inside PPL Center in downtown Allentown during the month of March.  In addition to the action on the ice, the games will feature a fan’s choice theme night, youth jersey giveaway, celebration of Irish heritage and more.  Secure your seats today for any of […]


Phantoms Power Play – Presented by Provident Bank (2/25)

February 25, 2020

Lehigh Valley Has Offensive Showcase in Bridgeport February 25, 2020 Phantoms In The Community: Phantoms owner Jim Brooks, Director of Phantoms Charities Jennifer Keeble, and forward Pascal Laberge were the subject of an episode of Business Matters with Tony Iannelli on WFMZ-TV to talk about the Phantoms Charities Sled Hockey team and the great atmosphere […]


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 […]


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