Transaction: Brandon Alderson Reassigned to Reading Royals

Phantoms Return to PPL Center This Friday, Sunday

January 5, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have reassigned forward Brandon Alderson from the Phantoms to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

JustSports PhotographyA 23-year-old winger from Oakville, Ontario, Alderson is currently in his third professional season and has tallied one assist and eight penalty minutes in 18 games with Lehigh Valley this year. He also produced one goal and two assists in three outings earlier this season with the Royals. A 6’4″, 202-pound forward, Alderson split last year between Lehigh Valley (35 games, 3 goals, 4 assists, 7 points) and Reading (35 games, 7 goals, 8 assists, 15 points).

After an incredibly successful five-game road trip in which they claimed eight of a possible 10 standings points, the Phantoms return to PPL Center for a pair of games this weekend. First, on Friday, January 8, it’s a rivalry showdown in downtown Allentown as the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins come to town for a 7:05 p.m. clash. Then, after a 5:00 p.m. road contest at the Albany Devils on Saturday, Lehigh Valley returns home on Sunday, January 10 to battle the Binghamton Senators in a 5:05 p.m. collision. Sunday’s game is Star Wars Night as the Phantoms and their fans celebrate one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time. Fans are encouraged to come to the game dressed as their favorite Star Wars characters and will have the opportunity to meet and take pictures with some of the most iconic heroes and villains in film history with a special appearance from the 501st Garrison.

A limited number of tickets for both Friday and Sunday’s games are available now at, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in-person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center [701 Hamilton Street].

RISE UP! Reserve your season tickets and groups now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. 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)!

Upcoming Home Games:

Friday, January 8, 2016, WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX

Sunday, January 10, 2016, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m. | TIX
(Star Wars Night.)

Friday, January 15, 2016, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(T-Shirt Giveaway. Free to First 8,500 Fans in Attendance.)

Saturday, January 16, 2016, Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Girl Scout Night.)

In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off 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 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 19 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).