Transactions: Manning Returned to Phantoms, Lamarche Reassigned to Reading

Winners of Three Straight, Phantoms Return to Action Friday at Hartford

March 19, 2015

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have returned on loan defenseman Brandon Manning to the Phantoms and have reassigned defenseman Maxim Lamarche from Lehigh Valley to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

Manning Zepp 2.13.15A 24-year-old blueliner from Prince George, British Columbia, Manning returns to Lehigh Valley as the fourth highest scoring defenseman in the AHL with 42 points this season. The 6’2″, 205-pound defender has produced 10 goals and 32 points this year and currently leads all AHLers with 24 power play points.

The Phantoms representative at the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic, Manning was recalled by the Flyers for the third time this season on March 7th and has recorded one assist in four games with Philadelphia this year.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old defender from Laval, Quebec, Lamarche returns to the Royals where he has compiled seven goals, 18 assists and 25 points in 51 games this season. He was reassigned to the Phantoms on March 10th and appeared in all three Lehigh Valley road victories last week. In six total games with the Phantoms this season, the 6’3″, 218-pound blueliner has notched one assist and four penalty minutes.

The Phantoms kicked off a five-game road trip with three victories in four days last week. After a 4-3 regulation triumph in Toronto on Wednesday, Lehigh Valley outlasted the Providence Bruins 2-1 in a shootout on Friday before earning a come-from-behind 4-2 victory at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Saturday. The Phantoms cap their road swing with tilts in Hartford and Worcester this Friday and Saturday respectively before returning to PPL Center on Sunday, March 22nd for a rivalry showdown with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

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:

Charities Night JerseySunday, March 22, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 5:05 PM
(Youth Street Hockey Stick Giveaway (first 3,000 kids ages 14 and under)! Charities Night! Post-Game Jersey Auction!)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Syracuse Crunch vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
($2 Beer Night! $2 Coors Light drafts available from the time doors open until the start of the 2nd period.)

Saturday, March 28, 2015 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Faith Night! Post-Game Concert!)

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).