December 18, 2018
New Bench Boss
Wednesday, Dec. 19 will be Kerry Huffman’s first game as the Lehigh Valley Phantom’s acting head coach after Scott Gordon was named the interim head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers on December 17th.
Carter Hart earned his first NHL recall on Monday when the Flyers called-up the rookie netminder. Carter holds a 9-5-2 record through 17 games with Lehigh Valley and has a 3.05 GAA and a .901 save percentage.
Two for Twarynski
Carsen Twarynski scored his first multi-goal game on Friday, Dec. 14th with two goals against the Belleville Senators to help lead the Phantoms to a 4-1 victory.
Phantoms On The Ice:
Friday, December 14, 2018 –
Lehigh Valley Phantoms 4, Belleville Senators 1
The Phantoms defeated Belleville on Friday Night 4-1 in the Senators only visit to the PPL Center this year and completed the 2-game season sweep of Belleville. Carter Hart earned his 4th straight win as they got goals from Greg Carey, Connor Bunnaman, and two from Carsen Twarynski to earn their 15th victory of the season.
Saturday, December 15, 2018 –
Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2, WBS Penguins 5
Philip Samuelsson and Mike Vecchione each scored for Lehigh Valley on Saturday in a 5-2 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
vs. Hershey Bears – PPL Center
The Hershey Bears will make the short trip to the PPL Center on Wednesday as the Phantoms look to make it 3-0 at home against the Bears this season. Greg Carey leads the Phantoms with 4 points (2G, 2A) in 3 games against Hershey this year.
Friday, December 21, 2018
vs. Syracuse Crunch – PPL Center
Lehigh Valley will take on the Syracuse Crunch for the first of two meetings this season. The home team won each of the meetings last year. PROMOTION: WIZARD NIGHT
Saturday, December 22, 2018
vs. Hershey Bears – Giant Center
The weekend wraps up on Saturday with a trip to Hershey for another faceoff with the Bears.
Phantoms In The Community:
Monday, December 10, 2018: Connor Bunnaman, Greg Carey, and T.J. Brennan helped the Phantoms donate 7,148 Teddy Bears from the 2018 Teddy Bear Toss night to the Valley Youth House to be distributed to children across the Lehigh Valley.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018: Carter Hart and Reece Willcox helped with the Phantoms Fit program at Harrison-Morton Middle School in Allentown.
Taylor Leier and T.J. Brennan visited LHVN Reilly Children’s Hospital to spread some holiday cheer.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018: We had another Phantoms Fit at Northern Lehigh Middle School in Slatington, PA led by Carsen Twarynski and Philip Samuelsson.
Thursday, December 13, 2018: The big reveal of our Phantoms Charities Building Hope For Kids project after renovating the house for the Martes family in Allentown.
Service Electric’s TV2 Sports will again be broadcasting all of the Phantoms’ regular season home games live during the 2018-19 season. If you can’t make it out to the rink, be sure to catch all the exciting action in high definition with Steve Degler, Todd Fedoruk, Doug Heater, Dan Fremuth and Kristi Fulkerson!
And be sure to catch each and every Phantoms game this season live on 1470-AM WSAN, 790-AM WAEB or via the Phantoms365 app! Join the Voice of the Phantoms, Bob Rotruck, for all of the heart-pumping action of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey whether the team is at home or on the road.
Tickets for each and every Phantoms home game throughout the 2018-19 season are available online at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX  or in-person at the QNB Box Office [7th & Hamilton].
And for the latest Phantoms news, visit www.phantomshockey.com or follow the team on Facebook, Twitter (@lvphantoms) and Instagram (@lehighvalleyphantoms).