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Sports Medicine Fellowship Win-Win for Phantoms and LVHN

July 1, 2020

2019-20 Sports Medicine Fellows Received Their Degrees at PPL Center Last Week By: Mike Ianniello The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have enjoyed a mutually beneficial partnership with all of the team’s founding partners since the move to Allentown in 2014-15. For Lehigh Valley Health Network, the partnership with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms has allowed for a […]


Connor Bunnaman Told ‘Be Ready’ for Playoffs

June 27, 2020

Bunnaman Heading to Voorhees Sunday to Prepare for NHL Playoffs By: Mike Ianniello When the hockey season officially paused due to the COVID-19 outbreak on March 12, Connor Bunnaman was on the Philadelphia Flyers roster and in Florida getting ready to play against the Tampa Bay Lightning later that night. The second-year forward played 21 […]


Phantoms Owner Part of AHL Return to Play Task Force

June 16, 2020

AHL Establishes 20-21 Task Force June 16, 2020 Lehigh Valley, Pa – The American Hockey League announced yesterday the formation of a Return to Play task force, established for the purpose of providing expert leadership and strategic direction to the AHL in planning for the league’s return to play in the 2020-21 season. The task […]


GOALS4LV Challenge Has Raised $6,550 In Just Two weeks

April 30, 2020

Phantoms Will Match First $10,000 in Donations Lehigh Valley, Pa – On April 13, 2020 the Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced the launch of a #GOALS4LV Challenge in order to raise funds to be used locally to fight against COVID-19. The donations will go to the Lehigh Valley Health Network COVID-19 Emergency Fund supporting the emergent […]


Lehigh Valley Phantoms Launch GOALS4LV Challenge to Fight COVID-19

April 13, 2020

Phantoms to match first $10,000 of donations Lehigh Valley, Pa – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are proud to announce the launch of a #GOALS4LV Challenge in order to raise funds to be used locally to fight against COVID-19. The donations will go to the LVHN COVID-19 Emergency Fund supporting the emergent needs of patients and staff during the […]


The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and PPL Center are Proud to Support Lehigh Valley Health Network as a Potential Surge Facility During Coronavirus Outbreak

April 10, 2020

Friday, April 10, 2020 Lehigh Valley, Pa. — The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and PPL Center are very proud to work with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) to serve as a potential surge facility to care for patients, if necessary, to help our community through the COVID-19 pandemic. “We have been extremely impressed with the leadership at […]


Kurtis Gabriel Named Lehigh Valley’s 2019-20 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man Of The Year

April 6, 2020

April 6, 2020 The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are proud to announce that Kurtis Gabriel has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Lehigh Valley community during the 2019-20 season. “It feels great to be recognized although it’s not necessary,” Gabriel said […]


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 […]


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