Phantoms Kick Off 4-Game Home Stand at PPL Center Today
March 20, 2016
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan goaltender Anthony Stolarz on emergency conditions. Meanwhile, the Phantoms have recalled from loan goaltender Martin Ouellette from the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
A 22-year-old goaltender from Edison, New Jersey, Stolarz is in his second professional season and has produced a 19-15-7 record in 42 games with Lehigh Valley this season to go along with a 2.59 goals-against average coupled with a .916 save percentage. A second-round selection (45th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the 6’6″, 232-pound netminder had started 13 of Lehigh Valley’s last 14 games before his recall.
One of Lehigh Valley’s two representatives at the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic, Stolarz set a Phantoms’ franchise record with 51 saves in Lehigh Valley’s 3-2 shootout win at the Syracuse Crunch earlier this month.
A 24-year-old netminder from Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec, Ouellette is in his second professional campaign and has compiled a 3-4 overall mark in 11 career appearances with the Phantoms. In 30 games with Reading this year, the 6’1″, 184-pound goaltender has registered a 17-9-3 mark to go along with a 2.07 goals-against average and .923 save percentage.
The Phantoms kick off a four-game home stand at PPL Center this afternoon when they welcome the Portland Pirates to downtown Allentown for a 5:05 p.m. showdown. Today’s game features a Post-Game Autograph Session with Phantoms players. A limited number of tickets remain for today’s clash and can be secured at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX  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:
Sunday, March 20, 2016, Portland Pirates vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 p.m.
(Post-Game Autographs with Phantoms Players.)
Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Health Care Workers Appreciation Night. Non-Profit Awareness Night.)
Friday, March 25, 2016, Providence Bruins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 26, 2016, Hartford Wolf Pack vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m.
(Fan Appreciation Night.)
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).