Phantoms Games to Help Launch SECTV’s Newest HD Channel

Friday’s Tilt vs. Norfolk, Tuesday’s Game vs. Hershey To Air on SE550

April 9, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, will help to launch Service Electric Cable TV & Communications’ second local HD channel with a pair of games over the next week. Lehigh Valley’s showdown this Friday, April 10th with the Norfolk Admirals and the Phantoms’ clash with the rival Hershey Bears on Tuesday, April 14th will both be broadcast live on Service Electric HD Channel 550 (SD channel 50).

JustSports Photography“We’re excited to help Service Electric embark on this new endeavor,” said Phantoms co-owner Rob Brooks. “It’s a testament to both the support of the Lehigh Valley and Service Electric’s commitment to the regional sports scene that a second local HD channel is now a reality.”

“This second local HD channel is a necessity to keep up with the growing sports landscape here in the Lehigh Valley,” said Andy Himmelwright, general manager of Service Electric Cable TV & Communications. “With the Phantoms, Iron Pigs and all the other sports action going on in the Lehigh Valley, HD channel 550 will allow us to provide the same in-depth coverage our fans have come to expect.”

Fans will also be able to tune into HD Channel 550 during the offseason to relive many of the memorable moments of the 2014-2015 Inaugural Season of Phantoms hockey such as Opening Night at PPL Center, Brett Hextall’s Teddy Bear Toss goal, Nick Cousins’ hat trick against the Binghamton Senators and, of course, three goals in 21 seconds as well as select episodes and features from the Phantoms’ weekly show, “Breaking The Ice.”

The Phantoms’ other two remaining home games this season (Saturday, April 11th vs. Norfolk and Sunday, April 19th vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton) will be broadcast on HD channel 502 as will most regular season games and all Phantoms’ playoff games in the seasons to come.

The Phantoms continue their four-game home stand this Friday, April 10th and Saturday, April 11th when they welcome the Norfolk Admirals to town for a weekend series. Friday’s game is the final Free Shirt Night of the 2014-2015 season as all fans in attendance will receive a FREE “Phan Nation” shirt. Fan Appreciation Night then comes on Saturday as hundreds of prizes will be given away throughout the game in celebration of the greatest fans in the AHL. Saturday’s game also features a live post-game jersey auction as the specialty Allentown Police Department jerseys worn both tonight and again on Saturday will be auctioned off immediately following the conclusion of the game. All the proceeds from the auction will benefit the Allentown Police Department.

Check it out! Reserve your season tickets 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:

LV_Phantoms-2015_Phan_Nation_Tee-3_25_15.jpgFriday, April 10, 2015 Norfolk Admirals at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Free Shirt Friday! All fans in attendance will receive a FREE “Phan Nation” shirt.)

Saturday, April 11, 2015 Norfolk Admirals at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Fan Appreciation Night! Hundreds of prizes given away throughout the game.)
(Post-Game Jersey Auction! Specialty Allentown Police Department jerseys auctioned off following the game. All proceeds will go to the Allentown Police Department.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Hershey Bears at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of 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 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 18 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).