Hockey Operations Archive

Brady Robinson

December 31, 2023

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 […]

Jon Evans

September 2, 2021

John Snowden

January 4, 2019

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

Jake Rogers

August 11, 2017

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 […]