Phantoms Back in Action at PPL Center Tonight vs. Portland
March 7, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan defenseman Brandon Manning.
A 24-year-old blueliner from Prince George, British Columbia, Manning has produced 10 goals, 32 assists, 42 points and 116 penalty minutes in 54 games in Lehigh Valley this season. This will be the third NHL call up this season for the 6’2″, 205-pound defender who notched an assist in three games with the Flyers earlier this season and has compiled three assists in 13 career NHL outings.
As a result of the transaction, the All-Star blueliner will be unavailable for the Phantoms’ showdown at PPL Center this evening with the Portland Pirates. Manning will be available for Philadelphia tomorrow when the Flyers face off against the New Jersey Devils.
Manning currently leads all AHL skaters in power play points (24) and ranks second among all AHL defenders in total scoring with 42 points. He’s produced more shots on goal to date (177) than any AHL defenseman and ranks second among all Phantoms in scoring at the time of his call up.
Check it out! Reserve your season tickets now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. 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 (4625)!
Upcoming Home Games:
Sunday, March 22, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 PM
(Youth Street Hockey Stick Giveaway (first 3,000 kids ages 14 and under)! Charities Night!)
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Syracuse Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
($2 Beer Night! $2 Coors Light drafts available from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period.)
Saturday, March 28, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Faith Night! Post-Game Concert!)
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).