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Lehigh Valley Turns the Page to 2020

December 31, 2019

Phantoms In The Community:

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are always proud to give back to the wonderful community that so loyally supports us each and every year. From school appearances, hospital visits, charity events, street hockey camps and plenty more, the Phantoms players, staff and, of course, meLVin participated in more than 325 community events during the 2019 calendar year. Thank you for an amazing year and we look forward to even more fun in 2020!

Phantoms On The Ice:

Last Week:

Friday, December 27, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 2, WBS Penguins 4
The Phantoms returned from the Christmas break to face the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins for the seventh time this season. Gerry Fitzgerald and Matthew Strome each tallied a goal for the Phantoms but Anthony Angello had a hat trick to lead the Penguins to a 4-2 victory.

Saturday, December 28, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 2, Utica Comets 4
In the first matchup of the season with the Utica Comets, and only one at PPL Center this season, Kurtis Gabriel and Gerry Fitzgerald scored for Lehigh Valley but former Phantom, Justin Bailey notched the game winner to give Utica a 4-2 win.

Sunday, December 29, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 0, Hershey Bears 3
Lehigh Valley wrapped up the 2019 year and a 3-in-3 weekend Sunday afternoon against Hershey and fell 3-0. Alex Lyon did all he could, making 35 saves in the game.

Next Week:

Friday, January 3, 2030
vs. Laval Rocket – Place Bell
The Phantoms will kick off 2020 with their annual Canadian road trip, beginning on Friday, January 3 in Laval to take on the Rocket for the first time this season. Lehigh Valley went 2-0 against the Laval Rocket last year with a pair of 3-2 wins. Nicolas Aube-Kubel scored in overtime to give the Phantoms the win in the meeting at Laval.

Saturday, January 4, 2040
vs. Belleville Senators – CAA Arena
Lehigh Valley will be in Belleville on Saturday to take on the Senators at CAA Arena in the second and final meeting with the B-Sens. The Phantoms fell 2-1 to Belleville on November 23 at PPL Center. They went 2-0 against the Senators last season.

Sunday, January 5, 2020
vs. Toronto Marlies – Coca-Cola Coliseum
The Phantoms wrap up their Canadian trip in Toronto as they take on the Marlies for the first time this season. Lehigh Valley went 2-0 last year against Toronto last year as they swept all three Canadian teams in the North Division.

3 Stars:

Go Gerry Go
Even with goals being hard to come by for the Phantoms, Gerry Fitzgerald was able to pot half the teams’ goals this weekend, scoring in two consecutive games on Friday and Saturday, giving him four tallies on the season.

Monkey off the Back
After scoring the first goal of the season for Lehigh Valley on October 11, Kurtis Gabriel hadn’t scored again for 29 games before scoring his second of the season on Saturday against Utica.

Star of 2019
No player scored more points for the Phantoms during 2019 than Greg Carey. The 2018-19 All-Star forward tallied 22 goals and 44 total points in 73 games during the 2019 calendar year.

Broadcast Coverage

Service Electric’s TV2 Sports will again be broadcasting all of the Phantoms’ regular season home games live during the 2019-20 season. If you can’t make it out to the rink, be sure to catch all the exciting action in high definition with Steve Degler, Todd Fedoruk, Doug Heater, Dan Fremuth and Kristi Fulkerson!

And be sure to catch each and every Phantoms game this season live on 1470-AM WSAN, 790-AM WAEB or via the Phantoms365 app!  Join Bob Rotruck, for all of the heart-pumping action of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey whether the team is at home or on the road.

Ticket Information

Tickets for each and every Phantoms home game throughout the 2019-20 season are available online at, by calling 610-224-GOAL [4625] or in-person at the QNB Box Office [7th & Hamilton].

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