Winners of Four Straight, Lehigh Valley Returns to PPL Center This Weekend
January 13, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have recalled goaltender Martin Ouellette from his loan to the Reading Royals of the ECHL. A 23-year-old netminder from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette is in the midst of his first professional season and has produced an 11-6-2 record to go along with a 2.85 goals-against average and .907 save percentage through 19 games with Reading.
This will be Ouellette’s third stint with the Phantoms this year. The 6’2″, 194-pound netminder is 1-1 in three appearances with Lehigh Valley and has registered a 1.92 goals-against average to go along with a .934 save percentage with the Phantoms.
Lehigh Valley enters the week in the midst of a season-high four-game winning streak and returns to PPL Center for a pair of games this weekend. First, the Phantoms welcome the Albany Devils to downtown Allentown on Friday as Lehigh Valley is set to debut its brand-new Orange Third jerseys. Then, the Phantoms welcome the East Division rival Binghamton Senators to PPL Center on Saturday. It’s another Legends Night as 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. All fans in attendance will receive a FREE Collector’s Edition Poster spotlighting Clarke.
Tickets for both games 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.
A 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.
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
(Debut of the Phantoms’ brand-new Orange Third jerseys!)
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
($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!)
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).