Skates With Team and Team Autograph Session Also Featured This Year!
November 13, 2014
Lehigh Valley, PA – Fans will have a Phantoms shirt for just about every day of the week by the time the season is over.
That’s because the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, will give away free shirts to every fan in attendance at five home games throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 season.
“What’s better than coming to a hockey game and getting a free shirt?” said Phantoms executive vice president Chris Porreca. “Each and every fan in attendance on those nights will receive a free shirt and the shirts will be a different fun and unique design over the five games. When all of our fans have their orange shirts on it will give us one of the best home-ice advantages in the league.”
After giving each fan in attendance an Opening Night shirt on October 17, the Phantoms will provide free shirts to all fans in attendance at each of the following five games this season:
- Friday, November 21
- Friday, December 19
- Saturday, January 24
- Friday, March 6
- Friday, April 10
But that’s just the beginning. The Phantoms will also be hosting a special “Go Birds” Tailgate on Saturday, December 13 to support the incredible success the Philadelphia Eagles have enjoyed so far this season and to cheer the team on toward a long and prosperous playoff run. The special night will feature Philadelphia Eagles legend and four-time Pro Bowler Jeremiah Trotter along with NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger and the Eagles Cheerleaders.
And Phantoms fans won’t just have the opportunity to interact with stars of the gridiron. They’ll also be able to interact up close and in person with the stars of their hometown team.
First, Lehigh Valley will host Team Autograph Night on Saturday, November 29 where fans will have the opportunity to collect autographs directly from their favorite players on a FREE team poster. Then, on Saturday, December 27, fans will have the chance to take pictures directly on the ice with Phantoms players following the team’s showdown with the Norfolk Admirals. Finally, the Phantoms will host a pair of post-game skates with the team on Wednesday, February 4 and Sunday, March 29 where fans can take to the ice alongside their hometown team.
Believe it or not, the Phantoms giveaways for the 2014-2015 season go far beyond five nights of free shirts.
Another highlight of this year’s promotional calendar is the giveaways for the youth of the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, January 30, in conjunction with meLVin’s Birthday Bash, the first 3,000 kids ages 14 and under will all receive a FREE youth jersey while on Sunday, March 22, all kids 14 and under will receive a FREE youth street hockey stick.
And the giveaways don’t stop there.
When Lehigh Valley returns to PPL Center this Saturday, every fan in attendance will receive a FREE magnet schedule. Tickets for this weekend’s clash with the Toronto Marlies are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at pplcenter.com.
Then, on Friday, February 13, every fan in attendance receives a FREE Phantoms hat.
Finally, another tremendous highlight of Lehigh Valley’s promotional schedule is the team’s Legends Nights where fans will have the opportunity to see a host of Phantoms legends up close and in person.
- Saturday, December 6 – Bill Barber
A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Barber was not only the inaugural head coach of the
Philadelphia Phantoms but he was also a member of the Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup
championship teams in 1974 and 1975 and guided the Phantoms to their first Calder Cup
championship in 1998.
- Saturday, January 17 – Bobby Clarke
A three-time MVP, two-time Stanley Cup champion and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee, Clarke
was also the GM of the Phantoms’ 1998 and 2005 Calder Cup champion teams. The leading
scorer in Flyers franchise history, Clarke is one of hockey’s greatest legends.
- Saturday, February 21 – Frank “The Animal” Bialowas
One of the most feared Phantoms in franchise history, Bialowas led the team in penalty
minutes in back-to-back seasons (1996-97, 1997-98) and was a key member of the Phantoms’
1998 Calder Cup championship team. “The Animal” was inducted into the Phantoms Hall of
Fame in 2005.
- Saturday, March 7 – John Slaney
A member of the AHL Hall of Fame, Slaney is the third-highest scorer in Phantoms franchise
history. The current assistant coach of the Portland Pirates, Slaney amassed 85 goals, 208
assists and 293 points with the Phantoms while playing in the second-most games (415) in
- Sunday, March 29 – Brian Boucher
A member of the Phantoms first Calder Cup championship in 1998, Boucher enjoyed
tremendous success with both the Flyers and Phantoms. He currently holds the modern day
NHL record with five consecutive shutouts in 2003-04.
In conjunction with each game in the Legends Night series, fans will also receive a FREE Collector’s Edition Poster featuring the legend in attendance that evening.
Please see below a complete breakdown of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2014-2015 promotional schedule.
November 15 Magnet Schedule Giveaway*
November 21 Free Shirt Giveaway*/Boy Scout Night/Movember Weekend
November 22 Movember Weekend/Face Painting by Phantoms Wives & Girlfriends
November 29 Team Autograph Night/Poster Giveaway*
December 6 Legends Night – Bill Barber/Collector’s Edition Poster Giveaway*/Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera
December 13 “Go Birds” Tailgate with Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Baldinger & Eagles Cheerleaders/Specialty Jersey Night/Post-Game Jersey Auction
December 19 Free Shirt Giveaway*
December 27 Post-Game Photographs with Phantoms Players
January 17 Legends Night – Bobby Clarke/Collector’s Edition Poster Giveaway*
January 24 Free Shirt Giveaway*/Specialty Jersey Night/Post-Game Jersey Auction/Inaugural Season Night
January 30 Youth Jersey Giveaway**/meLVin’s Birthday Bash
February 4 Post-Game Skate with Phantoms Players
February 13 Phantoms Hat Giveaway*
February 21 Legends Night – Frank “The Animal” Bialowas/Collector’s Edition Poster Giveaway*
February 28 Little League Night
March 6 Free Shirt Giveaway*
March 7 Legends Night – John Slaney/Collector’s Edition Poster Giveaway*
March 22 Youth Street Hockey Stick Giveaway**/Phantoms Charities Night
March 28 Faith Night/Post-Game Concert
March 29 Post-Game Skate with Phantoms Players/Legends Night – Brian Boucher/Collector’s Edition Poster Giveaway*
April 10 Free Shirt Giveaway*
April 11 Fan Appreciation Night
*FREE for all fans in attendance
**FREE for first 3,000 kids 14 and under
Check it out! Don’t miss the action and fun of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center in downtown Allentown! Contact the Phantoms Front Office for information on season tickets and affordable partial-season plans by calling 610-224-GOAL (4625).
Upcoming Home Games:
Saturday, November 15, 2014, Toronto Marlies vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(FREE Magnet Schedule for All Fans in Attendance!)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
Friday, November 21, 2014, Worcester Sharks vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(FREE Movember Shirt for All Fans in Attendance!)
In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of their Inaugural Season as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms playing at the brand-new PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum 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 18 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).