Phantoms Sign G Matt Di Girolamo to PTO
December 19, 2014
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, have recalled from loan goaltender Rob Zepp. A 33-year-old netminder from Newmarket, Ontario, Zepp produced an 8-5-4 record to go along with a 2.70 goals-against average and .918 save percentage in 17 appearances with Lehigh Valley this season.
The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center tonight as Lehigh Valley welcomes the Hershey Bears to town.
A 6’2″, 200-pound netminder, Zepp spent each of the last seven seasons with the Berlin Polar Bears (Deutsche Liga) where he compiled an overall record of 182-96-0 to go along with a 2.53 goals-against average and .917 save percentage. During that time, Zepp was a five-time DEL champion (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013) and was named to the DEL All-Star Game during the 2008-09 campaign. In the midst of his 14th professional season, Zepp has enjoyed 139 career games between the AHL and ECHL but has yet to appear in an NHL tilt.
Meanwhile, the Phantoms signed goaltender Matt Di Girolamo to a PTO (professional try-out). A 26-year-old goaltender from Ambler, Pennsylvania, Di Girolamo is currently serving as the assistant coach and goalie coach of the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens hockey team. A 5’9″, 160-pound goaltender, Di Girolamo spent four seasons at the University of New Hampshire from 2008 to 2012 where he compiled a 30-21-8 overall record.
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For all the Holiday Shopping for the Phantoms fan in your life, check out the team’s merchandise and souvenir kiosk now open at the Lehigh Valley Mall through December 31. The Phantoms team store inside PPL Center is also open throughout the week from 11am until 5pm Monday through Saturday.
Upcoming Home Games:
Saturday, December 27, 2014 Norfolk Admirals vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Post-Game Photographs with Phantoms Players!)
Friday, January 16, 2015, Albany Devils vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015, Binghamton Senators Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bobby Clarke, a two-time Stanley Cup champion, Hockey Hall of Famer and one of hockey’s greatest legends, will be at the game! FREE Collector’s Edition Poster for all fans!)
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).