Hockey Operations Archive

Chuck Fletcher

October 24, 2021

Joe Hurley

October 19, 2021

-Graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from Coastal Carolina University (December 2012) -Graduated with a Masters of Science in Athletic Training from Seton Hall University (May 2015) -2nd Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, (2015-2016 Season) -Head Athletic Trainer for the Amarillo Bulls, NAHL, (2016-2017 Season) -Head Athletic […]

Jake Rogers

September 2, 2021

Jake Rogers is entering his second season as Assistant Equipment Manager for the Phantoms. Before coming to Lehigh Valley, Rogers spent 6 seasons with both of Portland Maines AHL/ECHL Franchises. Rogers started as a locker room attendant before being named the Assistant Equipment Manager for the Portland Pirates in 2010. Rogers later rejoined the Maine […]

Riley Armstrong

January 4, 2019

Armstrong, 36, was the first head coach for the new Maine Mariners of the ECHL and guided the team to a record of 69-58-7 in his two seasons at the helm. He also was promoted to assistant general manager for his second season with the team working alongside Mariners general manager Danny Briere. Armstrong had […]

Jason Smith

Smith, 47, is a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators. The rugged defenseman scored 41 goals with 128 assists for 169 career points while accumulating 1,099 penalty minutes. Smith was captain of the Edmonton Oilers for five seasons and with […]

Hockey Operations

October 23, 2017

Zac Guercia

August 11, 2017

Zac Guercia is entering his fourth season at Head Equipment Manager for the Phantoms. Before coming to Lehigh Valley, Guercia spent 11 seasons with Manchester Monarchs. Guercia started as a locker room attendant  before being named the Assistant Equipment Manager position for Manchester in 2008, who were then playing in the AHL. The Monarchs would win […]

Ian Laperriere

Laperriere, 47, becomes the 11th head coach in franchise history. He hails from Montreal and was a round 7 selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. He played in parts of three different seasons in the AHL from 1993-96 with the Peoria Rivermen and Worcester IceCats. Laperriere has been an […]

Brian Grogesky

Brian Grogesky is entering his fourth season as Head Athletic Trainer with the Phantoms. A native of Mehoopany, Pennsylvania, Grogesky spent 15 seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer of the Phantoms’ ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals before coming to Lehigh Valley. A member of Reading’s Kelly Cup championship team in 2013, he was inducted into […]

Bill Downey

Bill Downey is in his seventh season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He joined the organization in 2016 as the manager of hockey operations. He was named assistant coach and director of hockey operations ahead of the 2021-22 season. Prior to working in Lehigh Valley, Downey spent five seasons as the director of hockey operations at […]

Dan Meinz

Dan Meinz is entering his fourth season as Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phantoms. He joins the Phantoms after four years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Velocity Hockey Center in Minnesota.