Forwards Roman Lyubimov and Scott Laughton Loaned to Lehigh Valley

Phantoms Return Home to PPL Center for Boy Scout Night This Saturday

November 9, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have announced that forwards Roman Lyubimov and Scott Laughton have been loaned to the Phantoms.

JustSports PhotographyA 24-year-old forward from Tver, Russia, Lyubimov is in the midst of his first professional season playing in North America and has tallied one goal in 11 games with the Flyers this year. He spent the past six seasons playing with CSKA Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) where he compiled 15 goals and 34 points across 185 total games.

A 22-year-old forward from Oakville, Ontario, Laughton is coming off a two-game stint with the Phantoms while on a conditioning loan in which he notched a goal and an assist in a pair of games last weekend. A first-round selection (#20 overall) by Philadelphia in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, he spent last year with the Flyers where he registered seven goals, 14 assists and 21 points in 71 total games.

The Phantoms are back in action this Friday, November 11 when the team heads up to Utica for its first showdown of the year with the Comets. Lehigh Valley is then back at PPL Center on Saturday, November 12 for Boy Scout Night when the Toronto Marlies make their first and only stop of the season in downtown Allentown. A limited number of tickets remain for Saturday’s 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 20 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).