Phantoms Conclude 5-Game Road Trip Today vs. St. John’s
January 11, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan goaltender Rob Zepp. A 33-year-old netminder from Newmarket, Ontario, Zepp has produced an 11-5-4 record to go along with a 2.57 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 21 appearances with Lehigh Valley this season.
This will be Zepp’s second stint with Philadelphia after the 6’2″, 200-pound goaltender was recalled on December 19th. In his first appearance with the Flyers, Zepp earned a 4-3 overtime victory at the Winnipeg Jets on December 21st. With 25 saves, Zepp became the oldest netminder to win his NHL debut since Hugh Lehman of the Chicago Blackhawks did so in 1926.
The Phantoms are back in action this afternoon as Lehigh Valley concludes a five-game road trip with an afternoon showdown at the St. John’s IceCaps.
Zepp spent each of the last seven seasons with the Berlin Polar Bears (Deutsche Liga) where he compiled an overall record of 182-96-0 to go along with a 2.53 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. During that time, Zepp was a five-time DEL champion (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) and was named to the DEL All-Star Game during the 2008-09 campaign. In the midst of his 14th professional season, Zepp has enjoyed 144 career games between the NHL, AHL and ECHL.
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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).