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Playoff Preview

April 23, 2024

By Bill Meltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com April 23, 2024 After wrapping up the 2023-24 regular season with at a 4-1 home win over the Charlotte Checkers on Sunday, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (32-31-9) will get ready for the start of the Eastern Conference quarterfinal round series against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (39-24-9) this week. The schedule is […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

Playoff Fever April 23, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (32-31-9) are ready for the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Phantoms concluded the regular season on a high note with a 4-1 victory over the Charlotte Checkers and now the best is yet to come! A postseason showdown with the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The […]


PUT A BOW ON IT!

April 21, 2024

4-1 Win in Finale Launches Phantoms into Calder Cup Playoffs April 21, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms again found their mojo on the power play with a pair of man-advantage markers while Felix Sandstrom’s 23-save performance backstopped a 4-1 victory over the Charlotte Checkers in the finale of the 10th season of […]


Transaction: Rizzo Added on ATO

Arrives After Winning NCAA National Championship with Denver April 21, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have added forward Massimo Rizzo on an ATO (Amateur Try Out) contract. The Philadelphia Flyers had recently signed Rizzo to a two-year, entry-level contract on Wednesday, April 17 to begin with the 2024-25 season, according to General […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms vs. Checkers, Game #72

Sunday, April 21, 3:05 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley (31-31-9) vs. Charlotte (39-25-7) TONIGHT The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (31-31-9) conclude the regular season on “Our Valley, Our Home” Day at PPL Center with Game #72 against the Charlotte Checkers, AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers. Today is our Salute to the Fans as […]


Rally the Valley! Phantoms Announce Playoff Schedule

April 20, 2024

Phantoms Host Playoff Game on Friday, April 26 April 20, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced the dates and times of their first-round series in the Calder Cup Playoffs against the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The Phantoms will host Game 2 in the Best of 3 series as Postseason drama and excitement […]


New Lineup Gets Look in Tune-Up Game

Penguins Hold Off Phantoms 2-0 April 20, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms gave a much-deserved day of rest to several regulars and veterans providing an opportunity for several players to receive opportunities in the lineup on Saturday night as the Phantoms dropped a 2-0 decision to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the second-to-last […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms vs. Penguins, Game #71

Saturday, April 20, 7:05 p.m. PPL Center, Allentown, PA Lehigh Valley (31-30-9) vs. W-B/Scranton (38-24-9) TONIGHT The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (31-30-9) are IN. This weekend, the Phantoms play two more home games in preparation for the Calder Cup Playoffs next week. Lehigh Valley’s win on Friday at Bridgeport officials clinched the team’s berth into the […]


CLINCHED!

April 19, 2024

Petersen 3-0 Shutout Propels Phantoms to Postseason April 19, 2024 Bridgeport, CT – The Phantoms rode a 23-save effort from Cal Petersen all the way into the Calder Cup Playoffs as Lehigh Valley’s 3-0 win at the Bridgeport Islanders on Friday night officially clinched the team’s spot in the AHL postseason. Elliot Desnoyers (5th), Adam […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms at Islanders, Game #70

Friday, April 19, 7:05 p.m. Total Mortgage Arena, Bridgeport, CT Lehigh Valley (30-30-9) vs. Bridgeport (24-38-8) TONIGHT The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (30-30-9) are one point away from officially culminating their Push for the Playoffs presented by Provident Bank. Tonight, the Phantoms play their last away game of the regular season as they begin this final […]


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 […]