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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 […]


Bears Survive in Goalie Battle

April 2, 2024

Petersen Great but Shepard Holds off Phantoms 1-0 April 2, 2024  Hershey, PA – Cal Petersen turned aside 32 Hershey Bears shots in a strong performance as he kept the Phantoms within striking distance but Lehigh Valley was unable to break through against Hunter Shepard in a 1-0 loss at GIANT Center on Tuesday night. […]


Transaction: Kolosov Arrives

Flyers Round 3 Pick in 2021 Joins from Minsk, Belarus April 2, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers today announced the club has re-assigned goaltender Alexei Kolosov from Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to General Manager Daniel Briere. Kolosov, 22 (1/4/02), joins the Phantoms after […]


PREVIEW: Phantoms at Bears, Game #65

Tuesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. GIANT Center, Hershey, PA Lehigh Valley (28-26-9) at Hershey (47-12-5) TONIGHT The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (28-26-9) enter the final month of the regular season with the finale of a three-game road trip as they travel to Chocolatetown for a showdown against the first-place Hershey Bears. The Phantoms occupy the last […]


Phantoms Power Play Presented by Provident Bank

April 1, 2024

Down the Stretch April 1, 2024 Allentown, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (28-26-9) have a big week of games to open April as they control the last playoff spot in the Atlantic Division by two points over Springfield. The Phantoms begin on Tuesday night at Hershey before playing a pair of home games on […]


Phantoms Rally for Standings Point at Penguins

March 30, 2024

Tuomaala and Andrae Score in 3rd March 30, 2024 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Samu Tuomaala (15th) and Emil Andrae (5th) scored back-to-back in the third period to propel the Phantoms into the lead but Wilkes-Barre/Scranton delighted the home crowd with a comeback of its own and emerged with a 4-3 overtime triumph over their bitter rivals […]