The Philadelphia Flyers will loan D Robert Hagg to Team Sweden for the 2015 World Junior Championships, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Hagg will join Sweden as of December 21st to prepare for the tournament, which will be held in Montreal and Toronto from December 26 through January 5.

This will be Hagg’s third and final appearance for Sweden at the World Junior Championships. He has helped Sweden to the silver medal in each of the past two seasons. He recorded a goal in seven games during last year’s tournament, and in 2013 he posted one goal and one assist in five appearances. Sweden has medaled in the tournament in five of the last six seasons, and is trying to win its first gold since 2012.


The Lehigh Valley Phantoms return to PPL Center for a pair of tilts this week. First, Lehigh Valley is back at home on Wednesday night for a showdown with the Binghamton Senators. Then, the Phantoms enjoy their final game at PPL Center before the Holiday Break on Friday night when Lehigh Valley hosts the Hershey Bears. It’s another Orange Out with all fans in attendance receiving a FREE Holiday-themed Phantoms shirt.

Tickets for both 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

Check it out! Phantoms Holiday Plans are on sale now offering tremendous value on four game tickets in a great stocking-stuffer package that includes a Melvin Mini-Stick or special Phantoms beer stein AND a game program. Call the Phantoms to order your Phantoms Holiday Plan at 610-224-GOAL (4625).

For all the Holiday Shopping for the Phantoms fan in your life, check out the team’s merchandise and souvenir kiosk now open at the Lehigh Valley Mall through December 31. The Phantoms team store inside PPL Center is also open throughout the week from 11am until 5pm Monday through Saturday.

Upcoming Home Games:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Lighting the Night! With a special lighting of the menorah!)

Friday, December 19, 2014, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(FREE Shirt Friday! FREE Holiday-themed Phantoms shirt for all fans in attendance!)

Saturday, December 27, 2014, Norfolk Admirals vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Post-Game Photographs with Phantoms Players!)

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).