Phantoms Weekly – Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Saturday!

November 11, 2014

This Week

Friday, November 14 (7:05 PM) – Lehigh Valley Phantoms @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

Saturday, November 15 (7:05 PM) – Toronto Marlies @ Lehigh Valley Phantoms
(FREE Magnet Schedules For All Fans In Attendance!)


The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, return to PPL Center this Saturday evening when they welcome the Toronto Marlies to town for the first and only time during the 2014-2015 regular season. All fans in attendance this Saturday will receive a FREE magnet schedule! Tickets for Saturday’s contest are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at
Every fan in attendance at this Saturday’s game will receive a FREE magnetic schedule!

Magnet_ScheduleLehigh Valley (5-5-1, 11 pts.) begins this week’s action on Friday when the Phantoms conclude their four-game road trip with a visit to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for a showdown with the Penguins. Friday’s tilt will be the third of 12 total meetings this season between the Phantoms and Penguins after Lehigh Valley claimed a 5-2 triumph in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on October 11th before the Penguins grabbed a 2-1 overtime win in Lehigh Valley on October 29th.

The Phantoms then return to the friendly confines of PPL Center on Saturday when they host Toronto. Lehigh Valley last played in its sparkling new home nearly two weeks ago when the Phantoms were handed a 4-2 setback against the Hartford Wolf Pack. Saturday’s showdown will be the first of two total meetings during the 2014-15 regular season between Lehigh Valley and Toronto and kicks off a five-game home stand for the Phantoms.

Home Cooking

JustSports PhotographyPhantoms fans will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on their hometown team over the course of the next two weeks. Not only does Saturday’s showdown with Toronto kick off a five-game home stand for Lehigh Valley but it also begins a stretch of six home contests over a 15-day period for the Phantoms.

Following their tilt with the Marlies, the Phantoms welcome the Hershey Bears to PPL Center on Wednesday, November 19, the Worcester Sharks on Friday, November 21 and the St. John’s IceCaps on Saturday, November 22 before closing the home stand with a Wednesday, November 26 meeting with the Springfield Falcons. Then, after a November 28 encounter with the Albany Devils at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Lehigh Valley concludes its busy November back at PPL Center on Saturday, November 29 against the Norfolk Admirals.

The Phantoms are 2-1-1 in their new home and have already treated fans to three comeback efforts through the first four games at PPL Center.

In all, the Phantoms will play eight games in a span of just 16 days when the team resumes play this Friday in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Tickets for the six home contests during that stretch, along with each of the Phantoms’ 34 remaining regular season home games, are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at

Phantoms_Movember_T-ShirtFree Shirt Friday!

Who wants a free shirt??! Each and every fan in attendance will receive a FREE “Movember” t-shirt on Friday, November 21 when the Phantoms welcome the Worcester Sharks to PPL Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM as Lehigh Valley welcomes fans to its second Free Shirt Friday of the 2014-2015 season. All fans in attendance received a free Opening Night shirt on October 17th when the Phantoms earned a 4-3 overtime victory against the Adirondack Flames.

The shirts this month will feature the Phantoms logo with a fully grown mustache in honor of Movember, the annual event which involves the growing of mustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

Last Week

Wednesday, November 5: Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3 – Worcester Sharks 4

Taylor Leier, Petr Straka and Brandon Alderson all scored for the Phantoms and Anthony Stolarz recorded 31 saves but it wasn’t quite enough as Lehigh Valley was handed a 4-3 defeat at the Worcester Sharks. Straka produced his first multi-point game of the season with a goal and an assist while Leier netted his second career professional conversion.

Friday, November 7: Lehigh Valley Phantoms 3 – Manchester Monarchs 2

JustSports PhotographyRob Zepp registered a season-high 42 saves and Andrew Gordon chipped in a pair of goals as the Phantoms claimed a hard-fought 3-2 triumph at the Manchester Monarchs last Friday. The win was already Zepp’s fifth of the young season and featured a 15-save third period to seal the victory.

Taylor Leier also scored for Lehigh Valley who converted on the power play on the road yet again. The Phantoms boast the AHL’s seventh-best road power play (24.1 percent) and have converted seven man-advantage markers in seven road outings.

Saturday, November 8: Lehigh Valley Phantoms 0 – Portland Pirates 3

Lehigh Valley generated 27 total shots, including a team-high four from Brandon Manning, but Portland goaltender Mike McKenna was a brick wall leading the Pirates to a 3-0 win over the Phantoms. Rob Zepp turned in another impressive performance with his second-highest save total of the season (37 denials) while Lehigh Valley’s penalty kill successfully denied six of Portland’s seven power play opportunities.

Broadcast Coverage

Service Electric’s TV2 Sports will be broadcasting live all of the Phantoms’ 34 remaining regular season home games. If you can’t make it out to the rink, be sure to catch all the exciting action in high definition with Steve Degler and former Flyers and Phantoms goaltender Brian Boucher! And don’t miss “Phantoms – Breaking the Ice” every Monday from 7:00 – 8:00 PM throughout the season live at Chickie’s & Pete’s (701 Hamilton Street)!

Be sure to also catch each and every Phantoms game this season live on Fox Sports 1470 AM, online at or via the iHeartRadio app! Join 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. Nazareth Pallett Countdown to Faceoff begins 45 minutes prior to puck drop.

Ticket Information

Tickets for all of the Phantoms’ 34 remaining regular season home games, including this Wednesday’s and this Saturday’s highly-anticipated showdowns, are on sale now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (7th & Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at

Check it out! Don’t miss the action and fun of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center in downtown Allentown! Contact the Phantoms Front Office for information on season tickets and affordable partial-season plans by calling 610-224-GOAL (4625).

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 Philadelphia 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).