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Lehigh Valley Continues Road Trip Tonight in Charlotte

April 2, 2019

Phantoms In The Community:

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2019 Bully Busters Unite Program made visits to St. John Vianney Regional School in Allentown and St. Ann School in Emmaus last week. The Phantoms’ mascot, meLVin visited with the kids and helped to teach them some helpful tips for dealing with situations of bullying.

To book your school for Bully Busters, please email

Phantoms On The Ice:

Last Week:

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 4, Rochester Americans 3 (OT)
The Phantoms kicked off the road trip with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win in Rochester. Pascal Laberge put the cherry on top of his best game as a pro with the overtime winner to finish off a hat trick and four-point performance. Chris Conner tallied three assists in the contest.

Friday, March 29, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 3, Cleveland Monsters 6
In the first game for the Phantoms in Cleveland since 2009, Lehigh Valley fell 6-3 to the Monsters on Friday night. New father, Colin McDonald scored in his second game back after the birth of his daughter, and Byron Froese and Carsen Twarynski also found the back of the net for the Phantoms.

Saturday, March 30, 2019 –
LV Phantoms 3, Cleveland Monsters 2 (SO)
The Phantoms got their first win of the season against the Monsters with a 3-2 shootout victory. Mike Huntebrinker was recalled from Reading that morning and wound up scoring the shootout winner for Lehigh Valley. Alex Lyon made 42 saves for the Phantoms, including seven during the overtime period and shutout Cleveland in the shootout.

Next Week:

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
vs. Charlotte Checkers – Bojangles’ Coliseum
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will make their final trip to Charlotte this season to take on the Checkers in back-to-back games, starting tonight at 7:00. The Phantoms have struggled against the first place Checkers this season, entering tonight’s game with a 2-4 record and 0-2 inside Bojangles’ Coliseum. Charlotte holds the best record in the AHL and has already clinched an Atlantic Division title.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
vs. Charlotte Checkers – Bojangles’ Coliseum
The Phantoms have played their best hockey on Wednesday night, going 8-2 in midweek matchups this season, including a 3-2 overtime win against Charlotte on Wednesday, November 14. Mike Vecchione has elevated his game against the division’s best, leading Lehigh Valley with 6 points (3g, 3a) in 6 games against the Checkers.

Saturday, April 6, 2019
vs. WBS Penguins – PPL Center
The Phantoms will return to PPL Center Saturday to take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Lehigh Valley enters the weekend 4-4-2 against the Penguins. Byron Froese has been the recent Penguins killer, notching 4 points (3g, 1a) in 4 games against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since joining the Phantoms.

Sunday, April 7, 2019
vs. WBS Penguins – PPL Center
The Phantoms and Penguins will face-off for the 12th and final time this season in a Sunday matinee at PPL Center. Despite being Lehigh Valley’s most commonly faced opponent, it marks the first matchup on a Sunday between the two Keystone State rivals. Things have been chippy between these two rivals, with the teams totaling 334 penalty minutes through the first 10 meetings.

3 Stars

Hats Off, Pascal
Rookie forward Pascal Laberge picked up his first professional multi-point game, multi-goal game, hat trick, and overtime winner in Wednesday’s 4-3 OT victory in Rochester. It was the first hat trick by a Phantoms player this season and first since Phil Varone on February 21, 2018.

Froese on Fire
Byron Froese is heating up down the stretch, tallying points in four straight games, including back-to-back multi-point games. He has six points (3g, 3a) in the last four games.

Michel Makes His Debut
Former University of Maine captain, Rob Michel made his professional debut on March 29 in Cleveland and registered two shots in the game. Michel signed an ATO with the Phantoms on March 19.

Broadcast Coverage

Service Electric’s TV2 Sports will again be broadcasting all of the Phantoms’ regular season home games live during the 2018-19 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 the Voice of the Phantoms, 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 2018-19 season are available online at, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in-person at the QNB Box Office [7th & Hamilton].

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