Defenseman Maxim Lamarche Returned to Phantoms

Phantoms Back in Action at PPL Center Tonight vs. Hartford

October 22, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have announced that defenseman Maxim Lamarche has been returned on loan from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Maxim Lamarche PortraitA 24-year-old blueliner from Laval, Quebec, Lamarche is in the midst of his fourth professional season and has tallied a pair of assists in three games with Reading this year. He split time last season between the Phantoms (29 games, 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 points) and Royals (27 games, 5 goals, 7 assists, 12 points).

A 6’3″, 217-pound defender, he’s appeared in 48 career AHL games during which he’s compiled 1 goal, 7 assists and 8 points in addition to 140 career ECHL contests having amassed 17 goals, 37 assists and 54 total points.

The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center tonight when they welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack, the AHL affiliate of the New York Rangers, to downtown Allentown. Tonight’s game will feature a post-game autograph session with Phantoms players so fans are encouraged to stick around after the game for a chance to meet their favorite Phantoms up close and personal. A limited number of tickets remain for tonight’s rivalry showdown and can be purchased by clicking HERE.

RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is underway! 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 [4625]!

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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 or

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).