Phantoms Home Opener for 2016-17 Season Set for Saturday, October 15
July 5, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that forward Mark Zengerle and goaltender Martin Ouellette have been signed to AHL contracts.
A 27-year-old forward from Rochester, New York, Zengerle is entering his third professional season and spent the last two years with the Grand Rapids Griffins, AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings, where he tallied 24 goals, 60 assists and 84 points across 144 games. A 5’11”, 185-pound forward, he finished second among all Griffins in assists (38) last season and third among all Grand Rapids skaters in total scoring with 47 points.
Before starting his professional career, Zengerle spent four years at the University of Wisconsin where he compiled 37 goals, 125 assists and 162 points across 151 career games. He paced the Badgers in scoring during his sophomore and senior seasons and was named to the 2013-14 All-Big Ten First Team following his senior campaign.
A 24-year-old goaltender from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette is also entering his third professional season and has split time between the Phantoms and Reading Royals of the ECHL over the past two years.
In 17 games with Lehigh Valley over the last two seasons, the 6’2″, 194-pound netminder has compiled an 8-5 record, including two shutouts, to go along with 2.58 goals-against average and .918 save percentage. Meanwhile, in 60 appearances with the Royals during that time, Ouellette has amassed a 34-20-5 overall mark with five shutouts, a 2.49 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.
RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is right around the corner with the home opener to the 2016-2017 regular season set for Saturday, October 15. 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 !
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. Starting at just $67, tickets 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).