Lehigh Valley Caps Weekend Series vs. Norfolk Tonight at PPL Center
April 11, 2015
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan forward Jason Akeson. Philadelphia has also recalled from loan defenseman Mark Alt on an emergency basis. The Flyers conclude the 2014-2015 regular season this afternoon against the Ottawa Senators at Wells Fargo Center.
This is the third NHL recall this season for Akeson who has compiled three goals, two assists and five points in 21 career NHL outings (regular season and postseason).
The 5’10”, 190-pound winger currently leads all Phantoms with 22 goals this year and is second on Lehigh Valley’s roster with 51 total points. With an assist in last evening’s 2-1 shootout victory over the Norfolk Admirals, Akeson moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Phantoms’ all-time scoring list with 223 career points.
Meanwhile, this is the second NHL recall this year for Alt who made his NHL debut on March 28th in Philadelphia’s 3-2 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks. In 39 games with the Phantoms this season, the 23-year-old blueliner has recorded two goals, six assists, eight points and 18 penalty minutes.
Lehigh Valley concludes its weekend series with the Admirals tonight in a 7:05 PM showdown in downtown Allentown. It’s Fan Appreciation Night at PPL Center as hundreds of prizes will be given away in celebration of the best fans in the AHL. The Phantoms will also be wearing their specialty Allentown Police Department jerseys again which will be auctioned off through a live post-game auction immediately following Saturday’s game. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Allentown Police Department.
A limited number of tickets for tonight’s showdown are available now at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX (8499) or in-person at the Mealey’s Furniture Box Office at PPL Center (701 Hamilton).
Check it out! Reserve your season tickets 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, April 11, 2015 Norfolk Admirals at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Fan Appreciation Night! Hundreds of prizes given away throughout the game.)
(Post-Game Jersey Auction! Specialty Allentown Police Department jerseys auctioned off following the game. Proceeds will go to the Allentown Police Department.)
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Hershey Bears at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 PM
(Giant Canned Food Drive! All donations will be collected by the Volunteer Center and distributed to Second Harvest.)
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).