WHL All-Time Wins Leader Returns to Lehigh Valley
July 27, 2023
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have announced that goaltender Nolan Maier has signed a one-year AHL contract for the 2023-24 season. This will be Maier’s second season with Lehigh Valley.
Maier, 22, played in nine games with Lehigh Valley last year going 5-2-2, 2.85, .886. He also played in 24 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL where he went 12-8-3, 2.89, .892.
Maier won in his AHL debut with the Phantoms on November 26, 2022 posting 14 saves in a 5-1 victory over the Rochester Americans at PPL Center. He also posted an eight-game unbeaten streak, which also included a personal six-game win streak, with Reading in October and November.
The Yorkton, SK native is the all-time wins leader in the Western Hockey League with 122 career victories in the crease for the Saskatoon Blades. Maier broke the record on April 8, 2022 with his second consecutive 2-0 shutout to pass the former mark of 120 wins shared by Corey Hirsch (Kamloops Blazers) and Tyson Sexsmith (Vancouver Giants). Maier holds the all-time Saskatoon records for games played (216), wins (122), shutouts (12) and career saves (5,788).
The NHL returns to PPL Center with the second annual Rookie Series in September. The Philadelphia Flyers take on the New York Rangers in a renewal of their great rivalry as the team’s top prospects square off for a pair of games in the Lehigh Valley.
Tickets for the Rookie Series are available at PPLCenter.com
Friday, September 15 (7:05 p.m.) – Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers
Saturday, September 16 (5:05 p.m.) – Philadelphia Flyers vs. New York Rangers
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