Teddy Bear Toss, Legends Night This Saturday vs. Bridgeport!
December 4, 2014
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have returned goaltender Martin Ouellette on loan to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 22-year-old netminder from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette recorded 11 saves on 12 Albany shots in the final 40 minutes of Lehigh Valley’s 4-2 setback to the Devils in Atlantic City last Friday.
The Phantoms return to action tomorrow when Lehigh Valley heads to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for a rivalry showdown with the Penguins. Catch all the action live on FoxSports 1470 AM beginning with the Nazareth Pallett Countdown to Faceoff at 6:20 PM.
The Phantoms are then back in action at PPL Center this Saturday for a 7:05 PM clash with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. History will be made this Saturday as the Phantoms host their first Teddy Bear Toss in Lehigh Valley. Presented by Dan’s Camera City, the Teddy Bear Toss encourages fans to bring new or gently used teddy bears to the game and throw them on the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal. All bears will then be donated to Valley Youth House.
Saturday’s game is also the first Legends Night of the year as two-time Stanley Cup champion, Hockey Hall of Famer and the first head coach in Phantoms history, Bill Barber, will be at the game signing autographs from 6:00 – 6:45 PM behind Section 112. In conjunction with Legends Night, all fans in attendance will receive a FREE Collector’s Edition Poster spotlighting Barber.
Tickets for Saturday’s highly-anticipated match-up 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.
A seventh-round selection (184th overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Ouellette spent the last four years at the University of Maine where the 6’2″, 194-pound goaltender compiled a 28-33-14 overall record to go along with a 2.52 goals-against average coupled with a .913 save percentage. He returns to Reading where he amassed a 4-3-2 record to go along with a 2.91 goals-against average and .905 save percentage through nine appearances this season.
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, December 6, 2014, Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bill Barber, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, Hockey Hall of Famer and the first head coach in Phantoms history will be signing autographs from 6:00 – 6:45 PM! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans!)
(Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City! Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears to the game and throw them on the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal! All bears will be donated to Valley Youth House.)
Saturday, December 13, 2014, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(“Go Birds” Tailgate! With special guests Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Baldinger and the Eagles Cheerleaders! Specialty Jersey Night with a post-game jersey auction)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Jewish Heritage Night! With a special lighting of the menorah on the ice!)
Friday, December 19, 2014, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(FREE Shirt Friday! FREE Holiday-themed Phantoms 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).