Phantoms F Mike Vecchione Named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month

Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Friday, Sunday

November 1, 2017

Lehigh Valley, PA – The American Hockey League announced today that Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Mike Vecchione has been named CCM/AHL Rookie of the Month for October.

A 24-year-old center from Saugus, Massachusetts, Vecchione recorded two goals, eight assists, 10 points and a plus-eight rating in 10 October games, helping the Phantoms to a 7-2-0-1 record and a share of first place in the Atlantic Division.

He registered two assists and a plus-five rating in his AHL debut on October 7 as Lehigh Valley downed the Hershey Bears 7-2 at PPL Center and converted his professional marker just a week later as part of a 3-2 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in downtown Allentown.

Vecchione is currently tied for the AHL lead in rookie scoring with 10 points and ranks second among rookies with eight assists. He will be presented with an etched crystal award prior to an upcoming Phantoms home game in honor of his achievement.

The Phantoms are back in action for a pair of games at PPL Center this weekend. First, on Friday, November 3, the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins invade downtown Allentown for a 7:05 p.m. clash. Then, on Sunday, November 5, it’s Pink in the Rink presented by the American Cancer Society when the Toronto Marlies visit PPL Center in a 5:05 p.m. clash. Sunday’s game features a Pink Flashlight Giveaway FREE to the first 6,500 fans in attendance. A limited number of tickets remain for both games and can be purchased online by clicking HERE.