Transaction: Martin Ouellette Returned on Loan to Reading

Lehigh Valley Kicks Off 5-Game Road Trip This Wednesday in Binghamton

December 30, 2014

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have returned on loan goaltender Martin Ouellette to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 23-year-old netminder from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette was recalled from loan on December 20th and notched 45 saves on 48 shots in two appearances last weekend. In his first career AHL start last Saturday, the 6’2″, 194-pound goaltender recorded 33 saves in regulation and overtime and was a perfect 7-for-7 in the shootout en route to a 3-2 triumph over the Norfolk Admirals, his first career AHL victory.

JustSports PhotographyA seventh-round selection (184th overall) by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Ouellette spent the last four years at the University of Maine where the 6’2″, 194-pound goaltender compiled a 28-33-14 overall record to go along with a 2.52 goals-against average coupled with a .913 save percentage. During that time, he was named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Lehigh Valley returns to action this Wednesday when the Phantoms head to Binghamton for a New Year’s Eve showdown with the Senators. Wednesday’s tilt kicks off a five-game road trip for Lehigh Valley which continues with weekend series in Norfolk and St. John’s over the next two weeks.

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:

Friday, January 16, 2015, Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

Saturday, January 17, 2015, Binghamton Senators Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bob Clarke, one of hockey’s greatest legends and the architect of the Phantoms 1998 and 2005 Calder Cup championship teams, will be at the game! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans!)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM

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!)

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).