Transactions: Alderson & Lamarche Reassigned to Phantoms

Lehigh Valley Kicks Off 2015 With Weekend Series in Norfolk

January 1, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have reassigned forward Brandon Alderson and defenseman Maxim Lamarche from the Reading Royals of the ECHL to the Phantoms.

JustSports PhotographyA 22-year-old forward from Oakville, Ontario, Alderson registered three goals and seven points in 14 games with Reading after opening the season with two goals and four points in 17 games with Lehigh Valley. A 6’4″, 202-pound winger, Alderson spent last season with the Phantoms where he managed 14 goals, seven assists and 21 points in 71 games in Adirondack. Before starting his professional career, he spent four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) where he produced 69 goals, 88 assists and 157 points over 267 games between the Sarnia Sting and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

A 22-year-old blueliner from Laval, Quebec, Lamarche has produced one goal and seven points in 25 games with the Royals this season. This will be Lamarche’s second stint with the Phantoms this year after he was reassigned by Philadelphia from Reading to Lehigh Valley on October 29th. The 6’3″, 218-pound defender notched an assist over three games with the Phantoms earlier this season. Lamarche split time last season between the Phantoms (12 games, 0 goals, 1 assist) and the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL (50 games, 3 goals, 5 assists). Before starting his professional career, he spent four seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) where he recorded 23 goals, 90 assists and 113 points in 252 games with the Victoriaville Tigres and Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

Lehigh Valley returns to action this Friday as the Phantoms kick off 2015 with a weekend series in Norfolk against the Admirals.

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! Bobby 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).