Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Saturday
April 4, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce that defenseman Travis Sanheim along with forwards Nicolas Aube-Kubel and Radel Fazleev have been assigned to the Phantoms from their Canadian Hockey League (CHL) clubs. Sanheim will wear jersey number 6 with Lehigh Valley while Fazleev will wear number 19 and Aube-Kubel will wear jersey number 21 with the Phantoms.
A 20-year-old defender from Elkhorn, Manitoba, Sanheim finished fourth among all Western Hockey League defenseman in scoring this season with 68 total points (15 goals, 53 assists). A first-round selection (#17 overall) by the Flyers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 6’4″, 199-pound blueliner tallied 35 goals, 127 assists and 162 points across 186 games with Calgary over the last three seasons.
A 19-year-old winger from Sorel, Quebec, Aube-Kubel notched 38 goals, 46 assists and 84 points in 61 games with the Val d’or Foreurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) this season. A second-round selection (#48 overall) by the Flyers in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 5’11”, 196-pound forward amassed 108 goals, 136 assists and 244 points in 251 games with Val d’or over the last four seasons.
A 20-year-old center from Kazan, Russia, Fazleev tallied 19 goals, 52 assists and 71 total points in 59 games with the Hitmen this year. A sixth-round selection (#168 overall) by Philadelphia in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 6’1″, 192-pound forward produced 42 goals, 105 assists and 147 points across 168 games with Calgary over the last three seasons.
The Phantoms return to action this Friday, April 8 when Lehigh Valley kicks off the second-to-last weekend of the regular season with a visit to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for a rivalry showdown with the Penguins. Lehigh Valley then returns home to PPL Center on Saturday, April 9, for a 7:05 p.m. clash with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders. Saturday’s game is Faith Night, which features a post-game concert with Christian hip-hop artist Tedashii. A limited number of tickets remain for Saturday’s contest and can be secured online at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX  or in-person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center [701 Hamilton Street].
RISE UP! Reserve your season tickets for the 2016-2017 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:
Saturday, April 9, 2016, Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Faith Night. GIANT Canned Food Drive.)
Friday, April 15, 2016, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2016, Syracuse Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m.
In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off 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 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).