Phantoms Kick Off Four-Game Home Stand this Saturday at PPL Center
October 20, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have reassigned forwards Brandon Alderson and Derek Mathers from the Reading Royals of the ECHL to Lehigh Valley. Meanwhile, the Phantoms have recalled from loan forward Kevin Goumas from Reading.
The Phantoms return to action this Friday, October 23 when the team travels to Providence for a 7:05 p.m. showdown with the Bruins. Lehigh Valley then kicks off a four-game home stand with back-to-back tilts at PPL Center this Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25. The home stand begins with a rematch with the Bruins on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. in a game that features free magnet schedules for the first 8,500 fans in attendance courtesy of Capital BlueCross and Pita King. Then, on Sunday, the Toronto Marlies make their first and only trip to downtown Allentown for a 5:05 p.m. contest. Sunday’s game features a youth jersey giveaway for the first 2,500 kids 14 and under presented by Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Velaspan.
Tickets for both home showdowns this weekend, along with each of the Phantoms’ 37 remaining games at PPL Center, are available now at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX  or at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton Street).
A 23-year-old forward from Oakville, Ontario, Alderson is in the midst of his third professional season and is coming off a year in which he split time between the Phantoms and Royals. In 35 games with Lehigh Valley last season, he produced three goals, seven points and 57 penalty minutes. Meanwhile, in 35 games with Reading a year ago, Alderson notched seven goals, 15 points and 40 penalty minutes. He tallied a pair of assists in Reading’s convincing 6-0 shutout of the South Carolina Stingrays on Sunday, his only game of the season to this point.
A 22-year-old forward from Strathroy, Ontario, Mathers is also in his third professional campaign after compiling two assists and 147 penalty minutes in 40 games with the Phantoms last season. All told, he’s amassed three goals, six points and 302 penalty minutes in 90 games across his professional career.
A 23-year-old forward from Long Beach, New York, Goumas is in his second professional campaign after notching six goals, 11 assists and 17 points in 63 games with the Phantoms last season. He’s already produced a goal and an assist in two games with the Royals this year and has now amassed eight goals, 15 assists and 23 points in 77 career professional outings. Before starting his pro career, Goumas completed a four-year career at the University of New Hampshire where he amassed 44 goals, 102 assists and 146 points across 146 games from 2010 to 2014.
RISE UP! Reserve your season tickets and groups now for the 2015-2016 season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL (4625)!
Upcoming Home Games:
Saturday, October 24, 2015, Providence Bruins at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Magnet Schedule Giveaway! FREE to first 8,500 fans in attendance presented by Capital BlueCross & Pita King.)
Sunday, October 25, 2015, Toronto Marlies at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m.
(Youth Jersey Giveaway! FREE to first 2,500 kids 14 and under in attendance. Presented by Capital BlueCross, Dick’s Sporting Goods & Velaspan.)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, St. John’s IceCaps at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Pink in the Rink presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.)
Friday, October 30, 2015, St. John’s IceCaps vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m
(Ball Cap Giveaway & John Walson, Jr. Night! FREE Phantoms ball cap to first 8,500 fans in attendance presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications)
In the midst of their 20th season of operation, the Phantoms are coming off 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 in Philadelphia 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 19 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).