Steven Swavely and Maxim Lamarche Returned on Loan to Reading Royals

Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Saturday, Sunday

January 2, 2017

Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have returned on loan forward Steven Swavely and defenseman Maxim Lamarche to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

A 25-year-old forward from Reading, Pennsylvania, Swavely is currently in his first full professional season and has appeared in 10 games with the Phantoms this season. Meanwhile, in 16 games with the Royals earlier this season, he compiled six goals, nine assists and 15 total points.

A 24-year-old defenseman from Laval, Quebec, Lamarche is in the midst of his fourth professional campaign and has recorded two goals, four assists and six points in 13 games with Lehigh Valley this year. In 142 career ECHL outings, he’s tallied 17 goals, 37 assists and 54 total points in time with the Royals and Elmira Jackals.

Lehigh Valley is back in action this Friday, January 6 when the team heads to Hartford for a 7:15 p.m. showdown with the Wolf Pack.

The Phantoms then return to PPL Center for a pair of games this weekend. First, on Saturday, January 7, it’s Girl Scout Night in downtown Allentown as the Albany Devils, AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils, come to town for the first and only time this season. Then, on Sunday, January 8, it’s Star Wars Night at PPL Center as the Utica Comets, AHL affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks, make their first visit to Lehigh Valley this season.

A limited number of tickets for both games are available now and can be purchased HERE.

RISE UP! Another thrilling season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center is underway! Reserve your group outings for the 2016-2017 season of Phantoms hockey today. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town, call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL [4625]!

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The Phantoms are thrilled to host the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross at PPL Center January 28-30. The AHL All-Star Classic weekend includes a Phan Fest during the day on Saturday, January 28 and a Tailgate Party that evening, followed by the AHL All-Star Skills Competition presented by Giant Food Stores and Velaspan on Sunday, January 29 and the 2017 AHL All-Star Challenge on Monday, January 30. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime event. Packages starting at just $67 for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross are on sale now and include admission to Saturday’s Phan Fest & Tailgate Party, Sunday’s AHL All-Star Skills Competition and Monday’s All-Star Game. To purchase tickets, please visit or

The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and second campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia 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 20 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).