Lehigh Valley Reignites Playoff Rivalry with Charlotte in 2 Preseason Games
July 31, 2018
Lehigh Valley, Pa. — The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced a three-game preseason slate that will include a pair of contests against the Charlotte Checkers on September 28 and 29 at PPL Center in downtown Allentown as well as an away game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on September 27. All three games are set for puck drop at 7:05 p.m.
Building off the rivalry created when the Phantoms defeated the Checkers in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs – which included a five-overtime victory for the Phantoms in the AHL’s now longest game in history – the Phantoms will take to home ice to tangle with the top affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, Sept. 28, and Saturday, Sept. 29. Phantoms fans will have a chance to catch a glimpse of the 2018-19 squad before they hit the ice officially for the regular season that begins on October 6.
Single-game tickets for both home preseason games against the Checkers start at just $10 are on sale now! Fans can call 610-224-GOAL (4625) to purchase them now, stop by the QNB Bank Box Office at PPL Center or order them online by clicking HERE.
The Phantoms will begin their three-in-three preseason on Thursday, Sept. 27, by traveling up the Pennsylvania Turnpike to take on the rival Penguins in an Atlantic-Division clash. Lehigh Valley, who battled Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for the division crown all of this past season, produced an impressive 7-4-0-1 record against their rivals en route to the 2017-18 Atlantic Division Championship.
The preseason contests will follow the highly-anticipated fourth Flyers in the Valley matchup on Friday, Sept. 21, when the Philadelphia Flyers come to PPL Center to take on the New York Islanders in a NHL preseason game. Check out the schedule below:
Thurs., Sept. 27, 2018 (7:05 p.m.) Phantoms at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins – Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza
Fri., Sept. 28, 2018 (7:05 p.m.) Phantoms vs. Charlotte Checkers – PPL Center
Sat., Sept. 29, 2018 (7:05 p.m.) Phantoms vs. Charlotte Checkers – PPL Center
Single-game ticket information for the regular-season games inside of PPL Center will be announced at a later date.
Hockey returns to PPL Center with the fourth annual Flyers in the Valley preseason game on September 21, 2018 when the Philadelphia Flyers tangle with the New York Islanders. Starting at just $18 for group tickets and $22.50 for single game buyers, tickets for the Flyers preseason showdown are on sale to the general public at PPLCenter.com or at the QNB Box Office at PPL Center located at the corner of Seventh and Hamilton.
The fifth season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey is coming soon! Season tickets offering a wide range of benefits as well as 20-Game and 12-Game plans are available by calling the Phantoms at 610-224-GOAL (4625).