Transactions: Drewiske Recalled by Flyers, Conner Returned to Phantoms

Phantoms Face Rival Bears, Senators at PPL Center This Weekend

November 4, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan defenseman Davis Drewiske and have returned on loan forward Chris Conner to Lehigh Valley.

JustSports PhotographyA 30-year-old defenseman from Hudson, Wisconsin, Drewiske boasts 135 career NHL outings on his professional resume, during which he’s compiled five goals, 20 assists and 25 points in time with the Los Angeles Kings and Montreal Canadiens. A member of the Kings’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 2012, he’s registered one assist, two penalty minutes and an even rating in nine games with the Phantoms this season. Drewiske’s last NHL action came with the Canadiens during the 2012-13 season.

A 31-year-old forward from Westland, Michigan, Conner returns to the Phantoms as Lehigh Valley’s second-leading scorer having compiled eight points (four goals, four assists) in eight games this year. Now in 421 career AHL outings, he’s amassed 130 goals, 208 assists and 338 points. Conner was recalled from loan by the Flyers on Sunday, but did not play in either of the team’s games in Vancouver or Edmonton earlier this week.

P1030_0353The Phantoms return to action at PPL Center this Friday, November 6 when the Hershey Bears invade downtown Allentown for the first time this season. Friday’s game is the first of four “20 Years of Phantoms” Nights with a commemorative poster giveaway for the first 3,000 fans in attendance. Lehigh Valley is then back in action on home ice on Sunday, November 8 when former Phantom Zack Stortini and the Binghamton Senators come to town for the first time this year. Sunday’s game features a Go Birds Tailgate, which includes a special appearance by Eagles Cheerleaders.

Tickets for both highly-anticipated contests at PPL Center, along with each of the Phantoms’ 33 remaining home games, are available now at, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton Street).

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 6, 2015, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m. | TICKETS
(20 Years of Phantoms Night. Commemorative Poster Giveaway 1 of 4. Free to the first 3,000 fans in attendance.)

Eagles Cheerleaders1 12.13.14Sunday, November 8, 2015, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m. | TICKETS
(Go Birds Tailgate featuring Eagles Cheerleaders.)

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).