Round 1 Schedule: Phantoms vs. Charlotte

Rematch of 2018 Series that Included Epic Five Overtime Game

April 16, 2023

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and American Hockey League have announced the schedule for the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will play at the Charlotte Checkers in a Best of Three series with the winner advancing to the Division Semifinals. All three games in the opening round will be at Charlotte.

Game 1 – Tuesday, April 18 (7:00) – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte
Game 2 – Thursday, April 20 (7:00) – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte
Game 3 – Friday, April 21 (7:00) – Lehigh Valley at Charlotte (if necessary)

The Phantoms and Checkers appear to be evenly matched and split the season set at 4-4. It should be a great series!

A first-round series win at Charlotte would mean the Phantoms would take on the first-place Providence Bruins in the second round in a Best of Five series.

The last time the Phantoms and Checkers met in the Calder Cup Playoffs was in 2018 when Lehigh Valley took down Charlotte 4 games to 1 in the Division Finals. That series included the epic and incredible longest game in AHL history in Game 4 in which Alex Lyon recorded 94 saves in the win and Alex Krushelnyski scored the game-winning goal at 6:48 into the fifth overtime. That ending at 1:09 a.m. came six hours and six minutes after the start of the game on May 9, 2018.

The Playoffs are presented by Provident Bank.

Chickie’s and Pete’s is your Playoff Headquarters!
Fan can gather at Chickie’s and Pete’s for every Phantoms playoff game, home and away. During away playoff games, be sure to join us for the watch parties including discount specials and great Phantoms giveaways and prizes.
Chickie’s and Pete’s at PPL Center is the official Calder Cup Playoff headquarters of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

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