Lehigh Valley Returns to PPL Center Thursday vs. Albany
January 28, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan goaltender Rob Zepp to Lehigh Valley. A 33-year-old netminder from Newmarket, Ontario, Zepp compiled a 3-1 overall record along with a 2.92 goals-against average and .889 save percentage in six appearances with the Flyers. This was his second stint with Philadelphia this season after first being recalled on December 19th and again on January 11th.
A 6’2″, 200-pound goaltender, Zepp has produced an 11-5-4 record, 2.57 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in 21 games with the Phantoms this season. He earned the first win in Lehigh Valley Phantoms history backstopping a 5-2 triumph at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on October 11th and has allowed two goals against or fewer in 12 of 21 games this year. Zepp’s last appearance with the Phantoms came on January 10th when he notched 29 saves as part of a 4-2 win at the St. John’s IceCaps.
The Phantoms return to PPL Center for a pair of games later this week. First, Lehigh Valley welcomes the Albany Devils to town for the final time this season on Thursday, January 29th. Then, the Phantoms welcome the rival Hershey Bears back to downtown Allentown on Friday, January 30th. Friday’s game features a free youth jersey giveaway for the first 3,000 kids in attendance (ages 14 and under) and is also meLVin’s Birthday Bash as everyone’s favorite puck-nosed pladottle will celebrate with some of his craziest mascot friends.
Tickets for both highly-anticipated showdowns 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:
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!)
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Worcester Sharks vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Post-Game Skate with the Phantoms! Bring your skates to the game and take to the ice with your favorite Phantoms players following the game.)
($2 Beer Night! $2 beers from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period. Available behind Section 108. Please drink responsibly.)
Friday, February 13, 2015 Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Phantoms Hat Giveaway! FREE Phantoms hat for all fans in attendance.)
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).