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Feature Story: Leadership, Newcomers Drive Phantoms’ Turnaround

January 24, 2022

January 23, 2022 by Bob Rotruck / AHL On The Beat It was most certainly not the way Ian Laperrière thought his new career would begin as head coach of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Three wins in the first 19 games, including winless streaks of seven and eight. But “Lappy” knew he had a solid […]


Flyers Recall Bunnaman, Sandin, Sandström

Phantoms Next Play Friday at Springfield January 24, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled forwards Connor Bunnaman and Linus Sandin and goalie Felix Sandström to the Flyers Taxi Squad from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Bunnaman and Sandström have made appearances […]


Wyatte Wylie Powers 5-2 Win at Charlotte

January 23, 2022

3 Assists for Wylie, 2 Goals for Hodgson January 23, 2022 Charlotte, NC – Defenseman Wyatte Wylie led the way with three assists to push the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to a 5-2 win at the Charlotte Checkers in a Sunday afternoon weekend series finale. The Phantoms and Checkers split the two-game set. Hayden Hodgson (7, […]


Checkers Rally in 3rd to Top Phantoms

January 22, 2022

Second Regulation Loss in Last 13 Games for Lehigh Valley January 22, 2022 Charlotte, NC – Linus Sandin (5th) gave the Phantoms a 1-0 lead just past the midway mark but the Charlotte Checkers rallied with four goals in the third period in a 4-1 win over the Phantoms on Saturday afternoon at Bojangles’ Coliseum. […]


GAMEDAY! Phantoms at Charlotte Checkers, Jan 22 2022

January 22, 2022 TONIGHT: It’s a Phantoms Gameday presented by MassMutual as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms travel south for the first of two against the Charlotte Checkers, AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers and Seattle Kraken. Lehigh Valley (11-12-8) has points in 11 of the last 12 at 8-1-3 and rates in 6th place in the Atlantic Division. […]


Transactions: Allison and Cates to Flyers. Bunnaman Returns to Phantoms

January 21, 2022

Wade Allison Had Three-Game Goal Streak With Phantoms January 21, 2022  Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forwards Wade Allison and Jackson Cates have been recalled to the club’s Taxi Squad from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. Additionally, forward Connor […]


Phantoms Deliver Birthday W for Absent Coach Lappy

January 19, 2022

Allison Scores Again in 3-1 Win at Wilkes-Barre January 19, 2022 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Head coach Ian Laperriere was stuck at home for his birthday due to AHL COVID-19 protocols. But the frustration of not being at the bench was eased in the form of a 3-1 victory at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Wednesday night. […]


GAMEDAY! Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Jan 19 2022

January 19, 2022 TONIGHT: It’s a Phantoms Gameday presented by MassMutual as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms play the first of five straight road games with a midweek clash at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. This is the third meeting in the last six days between the Pennsylvania rivals with the two teams splitting victories on each other’s home […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank – Jan 18, 2022

January 18, 2022

Road Trip Commences January 18, 2022 Weekly Recap Friday, January 14 Phantoms 4 – Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 3 The Phantoms pulled off an unlikely win in Wilkes-Barre despite being outshot 42-16 thanks to Garrett Metcalf turning in a Phantoms’ season-high 39-save performance. Linus Sandin’s second goal of the night broke a 1-1 tie in the third […]


Transactions: Cates Returns, Willman Recalled

Phantoms Begin 5-Game Road Swing on Wednesday at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton January 18, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced that forward Max Willman has been recalled from Lehigh Valley to the Philadelphia Flyers and forward Jackson Cates has been loaned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms from the Flyers Taxi Squad according to […]


Phantoms Snag Standings Point to Close Weekend

January 16, 2022

Toronto Marlies Take Back-and–Forth Overtime Battle January 16, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – Newcomer Alex Kile gave the Phantoms a 3-2 lead late in the third period but the resilient Toronto Marlies had enough gas left in the tank for a Brett Seney tying score with 2:01 left and a Joey Anderson hat trick winner […]


GAMEDAY! Phantoms vs. Toronto Marlies, Jan 16 2022

January 16, 2022 TONIGHT: It’s a Phantoms Gameday presented by MassMutual as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms take on the Toronto Marlies at PPL Center in a 3:05 p.m. start. It’s Youth Jersey Day for the first 1,500 kids age 14 and younger presented by Service Electric and Velaspan. Lehigh Valley had a record nine-game point streak […]


Record Point Streak Ends, Penguins Prevail 5-2

January 15, 2022

Wade Allison Scores First of the Season January 15, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The longest point streak in Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ team history came to an end at nine as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins took a 5-2 decision at PPL Center on Saturday night. After the Phantoms fell behind 4-0, Adam Clendening set up a […]


Willman Returns to Phantoms

Phantoms Host Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Saturday Night January 15, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced that forward Max Willman has been returned on loan from the Philadelphia Flyers according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Willman, 26, has eight goals and two assists for 10 points in his […]


Sandin 2 Goals, Metcalf 39 Saves, Phantoms Point Streak at 9

January 14, 2022

Lehigh Valley Stuns Penguins 4-3 Despite 42-16 Shot Difference January 14, 2022 Wilkes-Barre Twp, PA – Garrett Metcalf turned in a phenomenal performance with 39 saves to improve to 2-0-0 since joining the Phantoms as Lehigh Valley found a way to extend their record point streak to nine games with a 4-3 victory at the […]


Flyers vs. Rangers Rookie Series Coming to PPL Center

Top Young Stars From Flyers and Rangers Will Kick Off 2022-23 Season January 14, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers have announced that they will meet in a pair of Rookie Games at PPL Center in Allentown to open the 2022-23 season. The Rookie Games will take place on […]


Transactions: Kile Added, Zamula and Millman Return

Alex Kile Joins Phantoms From Maine Mariners January 14, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Philadelphia Flyers have announced three transactions. Forward Alex Kile has signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms. Additionally, defenseman Egor Zamula has been returned to the Phantoms from the Flyers Taxi Squad according to Flyers President of […]


Pat Nagle Selected for U.S.A. Olympics Team

January 13, 2022

Big Congrats to the Phantoms Goalie on a Huge Honor January 13, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – Pat Nagle has been named as a member of the United States National Team that will compete at the 2022 Winter Olympics in China in February. The news became official on Thursday evening during the unveiling of the […]


Bunnaman and Sandstrom Return to Phantoms

January 13, 2022 Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward Connor Bunnaman and goalie Felix Sandstrom have been returned to the Phantoms from the Flyers Taxi Squad according to Flyers President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Bunnaman, 23, has scored four goals with two assists in 24 games […]


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