Transactions: Connor Knapp Recalled by Phantoms, Brandon Alderson Reassigned to Reading

Phantoms Return to PPL Center this Friday, Saturday

November 27, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have recalled from loan goaltender Connor Knapp from the Reading Royals of the ECHL. Meanwhile, forward Brandon Alderson has been reassigned from Lehigh Valley to Reading.

JustSports PhotographyA 25-year-old goaltender from York, New York, Knapp is currently in his fourth professional season and has compiled a 4-4 record in nine appearances with the Royals this season to go along with a 3.22 goals-against average and .879 save percentage. In 41 games with Reading a year ago, the 6’5″, 221-pound netminder produced a 24-11-4 overall mark along with a 2.58 goals-against average and .915 save percentage.

A 23-year-old winger from Oakville, Ontario, Alderson is in the midst of his third professional campaign and has amassed four penalty minutes in 10 games with the Phantoms this season. Meanwhile, in two games with Reading, the 6’4″, 202-pound forward has registered a pair of assists.

The Phantoms return to PPL Center this Friday and Saturday for a pair of Thanksgiving weekend contests. First, Lehigh Valley hosts the rival Hershey Bears tonight for Go & Grow presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network. Then, on Saturday, November 28, the Providence Bruins invade downtown Allentown. Get up close and personal with your favorite Phantoms that evening with a post-game autograph session with Phantoms players, which includes a team poster giveaway. Puck drop for both nights is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Tickets for both games are currently available by logging on to, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or by visiting the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton).

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:

Friday, November 27, 2015, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Go & Grow presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network.)

Team Poster GiveawaySaturday, November 28, 2015, Providence Bruins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players. Team Poster Giveaway.)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(Light the Night.)

Friday, December 11, 2015, WB/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TIX
(T-Shirt Giveaway. Free Phantoms Ugly Holiday Sweater Shirt to First 8,500 Fans in Attendance.)

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).