Phantoms Regular Season Home Opener This Saturday, October 15 at PPL Center
October 12, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have loaned forward Jordan Weal to the Phantoms.
A 24-year-old center from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Weal split time last season between the Flyers (4 games) and Los Angeles Kings (10 games). He was traded to Philadelphia along with a third-round draft pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn on January 6, 2016.
The Jack A. Butterfield Trophy winner as AHL playoff MVP in 2015, Weal has appeared in 221 career AHL contests during which he’s compiled 58 goals, 115 assists and 173 total points. En route to the 2015 Calder Cup championship as a member of the Manchester Monarchs, Weal tied for the lead among playoff scorers with 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) after finishing third among all AHL skaters in scoring during the regular season (69 points).
A third-round selection (#70 overall) by Los Angeles in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, he made his professional debut on March 25, 2011 while with Manchester before finishing fifth in AHL scoring in just his second pro season with 70 total points (23 goals, 47 assists) during the 2013-14 campaign.
The Phantoms kick off the highly-anticipated 2016-2017 regular season this Saturday, October 15 with Opening Night presented by The Morning Call when the Springfield Thunderbirds, the new AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers, come to town for a 7:05 p.m. showdown at PPL Center. A limited number of tickets remain to the regular season opener and are available online by clicking HERE, by calling 610-347-TIXX  or in-person at the PPL Center Box Office [701 Hamilton Street].
RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is right around the corner with Opening Night to the 2016-17 regular season set for Saturday, October 15 presented by The Morning Call. Reserve your season tickets and 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 Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic at PPL Center January 28-30. The Capital BlueCross 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 on Sunday, January 29 and the 2017 AHL All-Star Game 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 weekend 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 19 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).