Eight Games to Simulcast on WFMZ
October 23, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce the team’s 2015-2016 broadcast schedule. Together with Service Electric Cable TV & Communications and WFMZ-TV, the Phantoms will broadcast all of the team’s home games throughout the 2015-16 season. Similar to last season, the broadcasts will be produced by Service Electric’s award-winning production team led by John Walson and Andy Himmelwright. The production is complete with 14 different camera views all in top-notch HD quality.
“Service Electric is a great partner and together we are proud of our high-level broadcasts,” said Phantoms Executive Vice President Chris Porreca. “The hard work and dedication put into each broadcast creates a first-class viewing experience for our fans.”
The game broadcasts incorporate a 14-camera shoot, including 8 Triax Cameras, 2 Roaming RF Cameras and 4 Robo Cams. Broadcasts begin with “Phantoms Front and Center” hosted by Doug Heater and Kristi Fulkerson 30 minutes in advance of puck drop. Steve Degler then provides the play-by-play of the heart-pounding excitement of Phantoms hockey at PPL Center.
The Phantoms broadcasts will also be simulcast live on WFMZ-TV Channel 69 for eight games throughout the 2015-16 season. The eight simulcast games will be Saturday, October 24, Saturday, November 14, Saturday, December 12, Saturday, December 26, Saturday, January 16, Saturday, February 13, Saturday, March 26 and Saturday, April 9.
“Adding WFMZ-TV to our partnership with Service Electric to simulcast these eight home games is a great way to showcase the fast action of Phantoms hockey to our many fans not only throughout the Lehigh Valley but also stretching the tri-state area into Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware,” Porreca said.
In addition to broadcasting each Phantoms home game, the Phantoms and Service Electric also produce and broadcast “Phantoms – Breaking the Ice” each Monday from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. live at Chickie’s & Pete’s at PPL Center throughout the season. “Phantoms – Breaking the Ice” features live interviews with Phantoms players along with feature pieces that provide an in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at the team.
In order to watch the exciting Phantoms home game action in HD quality and catch each and every episode of “Breaking the Ice,” fans need to subscribe to Service Electric Cable. For more information, call 610-865-9100 or visit www.sectv.com.
The Phantoms are back at PPL Center this Saturday, October 24 when the team kicks off a four-game home stand with a 7:05 p.m. tilt with the Providence Bruins. The first 8,500 fans in attendance that evening will receive a free magnet schedule presented by Capital BlueCross and Pita King.
The home stand continues on Sunday, October 25 when the Toronto Marlies visit downtown Allentown for the first and only time this year for a 5:05 p.m. showdown. Sunday’s game features a youth jersey giveaway where the first 2,500 kids 14 and under will receive a free youth hockey jersey courtesy of Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Velaspan.
Tickets for this weekend’s highly-anticipated contests at PPL Center, along with each of the Phantoms’ 37 remaining home games, are available now 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 and groups now for the 2015-2016 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, October 24, 2015, Providence Bruins at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Magnet Schedule Giveaway! FREE to first 8,500 fans in attendance presented by Capital BlueCross & Pita King.)
Sunday, October 25, 2015, Toronto Marlies at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m.
(Youth Jersey Giveaway! FREE to first 2,500 kids 14 and under in attendance. Presented by Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sporting Goods & Velaspan.)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, St. John’s IceCaps at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Pink in the Rink presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network)
Friday, October 30, 2015, St. John’s IceCaps vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m
(Ball Cap Giveaway & John Walson, Jr. Night! FREE Phantoms ball cap to first 8,500 fans in attendance presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications)
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).