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Congratulations, Jeff Carter!

April 18, 2024

Phantoms Alum Completes Legendary Career April 18, 2024 NHL veteran and also Phantoms Calder Cup Champion Jeff Carter has announced his retirement from professional hockey. Carter was the last remaining active player from the Calder Cup Championship Philadelphia Phantoms team that won it all in 2005. Carter was just 20 years old when he joined […]


Reinforcements! Flyers Send Four to Phantoms

April 17, 2024

Attard, Brink, Ginning, Lycksell Arrive from Philadelphia April 17, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers have loaned forwards Bobby Brink and Olle Lycksell and defensemen Ronnie Attard and Adam Ginning to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to General Manager Daniel Briere. Brink, 22, played in 57 games with the Flyers this season scoring 11-12-23. […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

One Point to Go! April 16, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (30-30-9) have trimmed the Magic Number to just one point entering the final weekend of the regular season. The Phantoms can clinch as early as this Friday at Bridgeport and culminate their Push for the Playoffs presented by Provident Bank. Lehigh […]


Transaction: Hunter McDonald Signs Entry-Level Contract

April 15, 2024

Rookie Defenseman Joined Phantoms in March on PTO April 15, 2024 The Philadelphia Flyers today announced the club has signed defenseman Hunter McDonald to a two-year entry-level contract beginning with the 2024-25 season, according to General Manager Daniel Briere. McDonald is currently playing with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on an AHL PTO (Professional Try-Out) contract […]


Transactions: Brown, Millman, Zmolek to Phantoms

Magic Number at 1 Point Entering Final Weekend April 15, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced the following transactions. Mason Millman (D) and Will Zmolek (D) have been reassigned by the Philadelphia to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms from the Reading Royals of the ECHL Matt Brown (F) has been recalled by […]


Overtime Win Trims Magic Number to 1

April 13, 2024

Alexei Kolosov Wins North American Debut April 13, 2024 Allentown, PA – Louie Belpedio (4th) struck for his third career overtime winner with Lehigh Valley and Tanner Laczynski had a pair of go-ahead goals in Lehigh Valley’s 5-4 win over the Bridgeport Islanders on Hockey Fiesta Night at PPL Center. “Los Fantasmas” (30-30-9) trimmed their […]


PREVIEW: Game #69, Los Fantasmas v. Isleños

Saturday, April 13, 7:05 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley (29-30-9) vs. Bridgeport (24-37-8) TONIGHT It’s a Hockey Fiesta at PPL Center as Los Fantasmas de Lehigh Valley (29-30-9) host Los Isleños de Bridgeport. Vamos Fantasmas!! The Push for the Playoffs is presented by Provident Bank. Lehigh Valley’s Magic Number to clinch a spot […]


Hershey Hangs on in Feisty Rivalry Affair

April 12, 2024

Magic Number Down to Five Points April 12, 2024 Hershey, PA – A strong third-period push at the powerhouse Hershey Bears was ultimately not enough to get the Phantoms back to even in what was eventually a 4-1 loss in Chocolatetown on Friday evening in the team’s penultimate away game of the 2023-24 campaign. Garrett […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms at Bears, Game #68

Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center, Hershey, PA Lehigh Valley (29-29-9) at Hershey (50-12-5) TODAY The  Lehigh Valley Phantoms (29-29-9) continue their Push for the Playoffs, presented by Provident Bank, as they look to trim their Magic Number in a rivalry showdown in Chocolatetown against the Hershey Bears. Tonight is the penultimate away game […]


Phantoms Man of the Year Award: Adam Brooks

April 11, 2024

April 11, 2024 The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are proud to announce that Adam Brooks has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Lehigh Valley community during the 2023-24 season. This is the second consecutive season he has won the award for […]


Transactions: Brown and Zmolek to Reading

Magic Number at 7 Points with 5 Games to Go April 11, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced a pair of transactions today. Defenseman Will Zmolek has been reassigned by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Additionally, forward Matt Brown has been […]


Phantoms Goaltending Picture Adding New Faces

April 10, 2024

Patrick Williams, TheAHL.com Features Writer  The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ goaltending picture has gotten a late-season makeover, thanks to the work of Philadelphia Flyers general manager Daniel Briere and his front office. After a series of moves, Felix Sandstrom is back in Lehigh Valley, manning the crease with Cal Petersen. And highly regarded prospect Alexei Kolosov […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

Playoff Push! April 10, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (29-29-9) continue their Push for the Playoffs, presented by Provident Bank. Just two weeks remain in the regular season and with five games to go Lehigh Valley’s Magic Number is just seven points to officially clinch a position in the Calder Cup Playoffs. […]


Phantoms Unable to Trim Magic Number

April 7, 2024

Penguins Prevail 5-1 in Weekend Finale April 7, 2024 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Phan Nation arrived in full force on multiple phan busses as the Phantoms Premier Members had their own invasion into Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ territory but a magnificent performance by Joel Blomqvist propelled the Baby Pens to a 5-1 victory on Sunday afternoon in the […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms at Penguins, Game #67

Sunday, April 7, 3:05 p.m. Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre, PA Lehigh Valley (29-28-9) at W-B/Scranton (35-22-9) TODAY The  Lehigh Valley Phantoms (29-28-9) continue their Push for the Playoffs as they conclude a busy weekend with an important Sunday matinee showdown at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Approximately 350 Phantoms fans are expected to join is northeast Pennsylvania […]


The Force was with The Monsters

April 6, 2024

Phantoms Blanked by Cleveland 3-0 on Star Wars Night April 6, 2024 Allentown, PA – Pavel Cajan and the Cleveland Monsters prevailed in an intergalactic battle in downtown Allentown with a 3-0 triumph against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms on Saturday at PPL Center. A veritable forcefield between the pipes, Cajan turned aside 31 Lehigh Valley […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms vs. Monsters, Game #66

Saturday, April 6, 7:05 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley (29-27-9) vs. Cleveland (35-23-8) TONIGHT The Force shall be with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (29-27-9) as they draw light sabres with the Cleveland Monsters in an intergalactic battle on Star Wars Night at PPL Center. The Magic Number to clinch a spot in the […]


Unified and Victorious Phantoms Kickstart Weekend

April 5, 2024

Laczynski’s OT Heroics Pushes Phantoms Closer to Postseason April 5, 2024  Allentown, PA – From early fireworks to overtime heroics, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms trounced the Providence Bruins in overtime on Friday night by a 3-2 margin at PPL Center. Evan Polei answered the bell with an early fight only 2:30 into the game before the […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms vs. Bruins, Game #66

Friday, April 5, 7:05 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley (28-27-9) vs. Providence (38-19-7) TONIGHT The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (28-27-9) return to PPL Center as they conclude the season series with the Providence Bruins in what is also the first game of a busy three-game weekend. The Phantoms occupy the last playoff spot in […]


Transaction: Phantoms Sign Matt Miller

April 3, 2024

2024-25 AHL Contract for Nebraska-Omaha Product April 3, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have signed forward Matt Miller to an AHL contract for the 2024-25 season. Miller has also signed a Professional Try Out (PTO) contract for the remainder of the 2023-24 season. Miller, 24, is a 6’3″ forward from Leo, Indiana […]