Transactions: LaBarbera Returned to Phantoms, Ouellette Returned to Reading

Phantoms Conclude 4-Game Home Stand Friday at PPL Center

October 29, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan goaltender Jason LaBarbera to the Phantoms. Meanwhile, Lehigh Valley has returned on loan goaltender Martin Ouellette to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

JustSports PhotographyA 35-year-old netminder from Burnaby, British Columbia, LaBarbera is in the midst of his 16th professional season and boasts 315 AHL appearances and 155 career AHL victories on his professional resume. This was his second recall of the 2015-16 season. LaBarbera served as Steve Mason’s back up in Philadelphia’s dramatic 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Saturday along with the club’s 4-3 overtime setback to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

A 23-year-old netminder from Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Ouellette returns to Reading where he is already 2-0 this season with a 0.50 goals-against average coupled with a .976 save percentage. He served as the back-up netminder to Anthony Stolarz in each of the first three games of Lehigh Valley’s current home stand.

JustSports PhotographyThe Phantoms wrap up their four-game home stand this Friday, October 30 when they welcome the St. John’s IceCaps back to PPL Center for a 7:05 p.m. showdown. Friday’s game is John Walson, Jr. Night and features a Ball Cap Giveaway presented by Service Electric Cable TV & Communications. The first 8,500 fans in attendance this Friday will receive a FREE Phantoms ball cap courtesy of Service Electric.

Tickets for Friday’s highly-anticipated contest at PPL Center, along with each of the Phantoms’ 34 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:

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESFriday, October 30, 2015, St. John’s IceCaps vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 p.m | TICKETS
(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)

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.)

Sunday, 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).