Phantoms Return to PPL Center Wednesday vs. Hershey
January 19, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have reassigned forward Derek Mathers from Lehigh Valley to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
A 21-year-old forward from Strathroy, Ontario, Mathers has registered two assists and 52 penalty minutes in 17 games with the Phantoms this season. A 6’3″, 225-winger, Mathers has amassed a team-high eight fights through the first half of the 2014-2015 season. He began the season in Reading but was reassigned to Lehigh Valley on October 26th after two games with the Royals. A seventh-round selection (206th overall) by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Mathers spent last season with the Adirondack Phantoms where he compiled two goals and 105 penalty minutes in 34 games.
The Phantoms return to action this Wednesday when Lehigh Valley welcomes the rival Hershey Bears to PPL Center for a 7:05 PM showdown. It’s $2 Beer Night with $2 Coors Light drafts from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period. $2 beers will be available behind Section 108.
Tickets for Wednesday’s rivalry contest are available now at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton), by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or online at pplcenter.com.
Check it out! Group outings are a fun and affordable way to enjoy all the excitement of Phantoms hockey. For more information on group rates and fan experiences at PPL Center call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!
Upcoming Home Games:
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
($2 Beer Night! $2 Coors Light drafts from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period. Available behind Section 108. Please drink responsibly.)
Saturday, January 24, 2015 St. John’s IceCaps vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Free Shirt Giveaway for all fans in attendance! Specialty Jersey Night! Post-Game Jersey Auction! Inaugural Season Night!)
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
Friday, January 30, 2015 Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Youth Jersey Giveaway! FREE youth jersey for the first 3,000 kids in attendance (ages 14 and under). meLVin’s Birthday Bash!)
In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of 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 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 18 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).