Meet the Team Events Highlight 3rd Season at PPL Center
October 13, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are giving their fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with this year’s team through a series of interactive post-game events, which were unveiled today as part of the club’s jam-packed promotional schedule for the upcoming 2016-2017 season.
As part of the team’s third campaign playing at PPL Center, the Phantoms will host two post-game autograph sessions (Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, February 11) along with a post-game skate with the team (Saturday, March 11) and post-game photograph session with the players on the ice (Wednesday, December 14).
“These special nights provide a tremendous opportunity for our fans to get to know our players better and for our players to really connect with our fans,” said Executive Vice President Chris Porreca. “Our interactive post-game promotions are among our most popular events all season and we want to continue to provide these opportunities for engagement to our fans.”
But that’s just the beginning.
The Phantoms will also host a series of giveaways this season beginning with Opening Night presented by The Morning Call this Saturday, October 15 when the first 8,500 fans in attendance will all receive free rally towels. This season also will include a pair of t-shirt giveaways to the first 8,500 fans in attendance on Friday, January 13 and Friday, February 10. What’s more, the first 8,500 fans will receive a Phantoms Ball Cap presented by Service Electric Cable TV and Communications on Friday, December 16.
This season will once again feature some great giveaways for kids too, including a Youth Winter Hat presented by PPL Corporation on Friday, December 9, a Youth Jersey presented by Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS) on Saturday, January 25 and a meLVin Garden Gnome presented by Capital BlueCross and Service Electric on Saturday, March 25. All three items will be enjoyed by the first 2,500 kids 14 and under in attendance on those nights.
The Phantoms will also don specialty jerseys for a number of games this season. The special wardrobe begins on Opening Night when the Phantoms will wear specialty Opening Night jerseys for their season-opening showdown with the Springfield Thundersbirds on Saturday, October 15. Then, on Friday, October 21, the Phantoms will pay tribute to the late Ed Snider by wearing specialty Ed Snider tribute jerseys, which will benefit the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
Lehigh Valley will then coordinate a trio of specialty jerseys with a series of theme nights beginning in mid-December when the team will wear a specialty Holiday jersey on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17 as part of the team’s holiday celebration, which culminates on Monday, December 26 with Light the Night. Then, in advance of the highly-anticipated 2016 Capital BlueCross AHL All-Star Classic weekend, the Phantoms will don specialty All-Star Classic jerseys on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 before the historic event hits downtown Allentown January 28-30. Finally, the team will sport specialty St. Patrick’s Day jerseys on Wednesday, March 15 and Friday, March 17.
The theme nights don’t stop there though.
The Phantoms jump aboard the Wentz Wagon in celebration of rookie sensation Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday, November 25 when they will welcome Eagles Hall of Fame quarterback Ron Jaworski along with the Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders for their Go Birds Tailgate. “Jaws” will be on hand to meet Phantoms fans and sign autographs before the game.
The Phantoms will then turn back the clock for 80’s Night on Saturday, November 5 and then for 90’s Night on Saturday, February 17 where fans are encouraged to dress the part during these fun theme evenings.
The Phantoms are also thrilled to host the following additional theme nights throughout the 2016-17 season: Boy Scout Night (Saturday, November 12), Pink in the Rink Night (Wednesday, November 16), Military Night (Wednesday, December 14), Girl Scout Night (Saturday, January 7), Star Wars Night (Sunday, January 8), meLVin’s Birthday Bash (Friday, February 17), Silver Phantoms Night presented by Phoebe Ministries (Sunday, March 26) and Fan Appreciation Night (Friday, March 31).
Please see below a complete breakdown of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2016-2017 promotional schedule.
October 15, 2016 Opening Night presented by The Morning Call/Rally Towels*
October 21, 2016 Ed Snider Tribute Specialty Jersey
October 22, 2016 Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players/Phantoms Youth Hockey Night
November 5, 2016 80’s Night
November 12, 2016 Boy Scout Night
November 16, 2016 Pink in the Rink Night
November 25, 2016 Go Birds Tailgate featuring Ron Jaworski & Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders
December 2, 2016 Youth Sports Night
December 9, 2016 Youth Winter Hat Giveaway** presented by PPL Corporation
December 10, 2016 Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City
December 14, 2016 Post-Game Photographs with Phantoms Players
December 16, 2016 Phantoms Ball Cap* presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications
December 17, 2016 Holiday Specialty Jersey
December 26, 2016 Light the Night
January 7, 2017 Girl Scout Night
January 8, 2017 Star Wars Night
January 13, 2017 T-Shirt Giveaway*
January 21, 2017 Youth Jersey Giveaway** presented by Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sportings Goods and Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School (PALCS)/All-Star Classic Specialty Jersey
February 10, 2017 T-Shirt Giveaway*
February 11, 2017 Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players
February 17, 2017 meLVin’s Birthday Bash
February 18, 2017 90’s Night
February 25, 2017 Faith Night
March 11, 2017 Post-Game Skate with Phantoms Players
March 17, 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Specialty Jersey
March 25, 2017 meLVin Garden Gnome Giveaway** presented by Capital BlueCross and Service Electric Cable TV & Communications
March 26, 2017 Silver Phantoms Night presented by Phoebe Ministries/First Responders Night
March 31, 2017 Fan Appreciation Night
*FREE for first 8,500 fans in attendance
**FREE for first 2,500 kids 14 and under
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 !
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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. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. Packages starting at just $67 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).