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Come out and support your Midget 18AA team—this Saturday at 4:45 PM—in this seasons first “Marquee Matchup” at the Steel Ice Center. This early-season battle between the Phantoms Youth and Ice Dogs promises to be an intense, emotional and riveting game. Let’s get our Phantoms Youth membership out in full force! Wear your Phantoms Youth jersey and support the Midget 18AA team in this important DVHL matchup. Don’t miss it!

Phantoms Youth Annual Food Drive is Underway

fooddriveThe Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Annual Food Drive kicked of on Saturday, October 4th. Last year we were able to donate 475lbs. of non-perishable food items to Second Harvest Food Bank to be distributed to families in the Lehigh Valley area. Our goal is to get over 500 lbs. this year.

Help us to exceed our goal by bringing your canned and dry goods to Steel Ice Center before each of your home games starting Sat. Oct. 4, 2014 and running through Nov. 16, 2014.

For each item donated a raffle ticket will be given for a chance to win one of many prizes. Be sure to let your friends and family know about our efforts and the opportunity to participate and win great prizes.

Try Hockey for Free Event on Saturday, November 8, 2014

hockey-for-free-thumbLehigh Valley Phantoms Youth, in conjunction with the Steel Ice Center and USA Hockey are hosting a “Try Hockey for Free” event on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. This event is geared towards boys and girls ages 4-10 who are interested in trying hockey! Many of the children who attended the clinic last season went on to join our Mite program this year. Lets get the word out!

Please contact Karen Trackim, New Player Coordinator for any info you may need. Click here to download/view the USA Hockey flier: Try-Hockey-For-Free-Day

 

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Annual Program Book | Steel Pub Discount Card | Custom Mouthguards

 

16A White Goes To Finals In Columbus Day Tournament

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The LV Phantoms 16A White team visited NE Philadelphia for the Columbus Day tournament and lost in OT in the finals 3-2 to the Glaciers, taking the runner-up. They finished 2nd in the qualifying round which featured 8 different goal scorers and 2 shutouts by Danny Hagan. The only losses the team saw were in a shootout during the qualifying round and in OT in the finals. This was the first tournament in the ’14-’15 season and they took every advantage of it.

Squirt A Participates In The 2014 CureSearch Walk For Children’s Cancer

The weather was perfect for an afternoon walk……

The Squirt A team and their families walked for a great cause. The CureSearch Cancer Walk was held on Sunday, October 12th, at Moravian Academy. The team collected over $1550 in donations! A good time was had by all.

Special thanks to all who walked or donated for this worthwhile cause.

 

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Holiday Wreaths from Bantam B

Three great wreaths to choose from.

Ordering deadline is October 23rd. Delivered to rink for pickup 11/22 and 11/23

Order yours today!

Brighten up your holidays with a fresh Balsam Fir Wreath by Mickman Brothers! The wreaths will be brought to the rink for pickup on 11/22 and 11/23; perfect timing for holiday decorating! Choice between 3 wreaths:

  • The Classic Christmas Wreath is decorated with a long tailed, gold-backed velveteen bow and white tipped and glittered Ponderosa pine cones accented with red jingle bells.
  • The Victorian Wreath features an exquisite satin bow with imprinted wired gold edges and includes natural Ponderosa pine cones, accented with gold jingle bells and a pair of matching Christmas bulbs.
  • The Cranberry Splash Wreath has a fabulous fabric bow with wired edges and is backed with a glitter gold faux cedar branch. The Ponderosa pine cones are accented with gold jingle bells and are backed with sprigs of faux cranberry.

Order your wreath on-line by clicking here.

LIMITED TIME OFFER ONLY!!! – PERSONALIZED HOCKEY THEMED THIRTY-ONE PRODUCTS!

For a limited time only, the Pee Wee B team is offering personalized hockey themed Thirty-One products as a fundraiser.  It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping!  Looking for that unique hockey gift for the person that’s hard to buy for?   Want to get organized, show your team spirit and help support a great cause?   You can!

Starting now, until 7:00pm on Monday, October 20th, you can order these items in our Phantoms Youth colors!  They make great everyday practical gifts and the perfect holiday gifts for the hockey fan, player, and family.  Remember, the holidays are just around the corner!  

PWB_31Bags_Flyer_r2 (1)Please keep in mind when personalizing items; we CANNOT use the word “Phantoms” alone.  It must say “Phantoms Youth”.   You could also choose to have a name embroidered.  Be creative!  Phrases like, “Slap Shot”, “Goal”, and “Hat Trick” are also great options to put on the products. Click here for options: Pee Wee B Thirty-One Items

Additionally, for every $35 you spend, you can choose to purchase an item from the “Retro Metro Collection” for HALF PRICE for this month only!  Click here to see the options:  Pee Wee B Thirty-One October Specials.pdf

To place your order, please use any of the following options:

THREE WAYS TO SHOP AND PLACE YOUR ORDER:
Online: https://www.mythirtyone.com/shop/eventhome.aspx?eventId=E5050240&from=DIRECTLINK
By Phone: (610) 739-7412
By Email:   dawngurski@gmail.com

Your order will be delivered directly to you in a couple of weeks.  If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Gurski, at (610) 739-7412 or via email at dawngursk@gmail.com.

Don’t forget….Online Ordering Closes at 7:00pm On October 20th.

Enjoy shopping and thanks for supporting our team!
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Custom Scarves

The Girls 14U team is selling custom scarves!  This is perfect for all Phantoms Youth teams!  Show your support for your club and your player with these custom sublimated scarves.  The scarves are 54 in long by 7.5 in wide.  Each scarf is $20, and there is no additional charge to add your players’ name or number.  Got 2 kids playing… you can put both numbers on the scarf!  Download and print your order form here.  scarforderformscarf1

Custom Player Posters!

poster1LV Phantoms Youth Girls U14 team is selling 18×24″ custom player posters!  This is a must have for any hockey player!  Cathleen Verna, a professional photographer, will come to one of your player’s games and take several action shots.  Lauren Patterson, the Girls’ U14 head coach, will then pick the best shot and design your poster.  Posters are 18 x 24 inches, and can also be ordered with an optional frame.  Cost is $50 per poster (normally priced at $80!), with discounts for ordering multiple posters of the same player.  These posters will make a great gift for your player as well as extended family members.  Click to download and print your order form. Phantoms_Youth_Poster_Order_Form

Phantoms Youth Nights at the PPL Center

Meet Former Flyer Great on Phantoms Youth Night at PPL Center!

Propp-Flyers-2Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame forward Brian Propp will be our guest at the October 24th game between the Hershey Bears and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Meet him at the Phantoms Youth table at the arena! Propp led an outstanding career for the Philadelphia Flyers that included five All-Star games and five Stanley Cup Finals.

Due to our partnership with the LV Phantoms, we are able to offer our families tickets to 3 Phantoms Games at a discounted price before individual game tickets are even available to these games. This is a great opportunity to come out and have a great time with your family and hockey friends as well! We wanted to get these dates out to you right away as space is limited.

All ticket orders and payments for the October 24 game must be received by October 3rd. We will distribute tickets for that game via team managers following that. All orders must be in and paid for prior to tickets being distributed.

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  • Friday, October 24th 7:05 pm versus Hershey Bears!
  • Friday, January 16th 7:05 pm versus Albany Devils!
  • Friday, Feb 20th 7:05 pm versus Providence Bruins!

Click here for all the details and to order tickets!

The Phantoms Youth Annual Yearbook — A Great Way to Reduce Your Season Fees

Banquet-Program-TempThe 2014-2015 season is quickly approaching. It’s time to support not only our teams, but the organization as well. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth have an opportunity to have its members sell advertisements for our Annual Program Book to help offset some of your expenses.

The program book is one of the organization’s biggest fundraisers. We will be offering a GREAT incentive again this year to make this an amazing program book. For each and every ad you sell, you will receive a refund toward your Phantoms Youth playing fees of fifty percent (50%) of the proceeds. For example, if you sell $500 worth of ads, you will receive a $250 refund toward your child’s playing fees.

Click here to download a sponsor letter/order form for the ads which provides a list of pricing. Give them to your family, friends, employer and businesses you support.

Ads and money are due by December  31, 2014. Send them to the address listed below or drop them in the LV Phantoms Youth office at the rink. Please put: Attention Dana Bender. Click here with any questions you may have. Thank you for your help.

Sincerely,

Dana Bender, VP of External Affairs
Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth
4987 Derby Lane
Bethlehem, PA 18020

Brian Propp Joins Phantoms Youth as Advisor

Propp-CompositeThe Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth are extremely proud to announce that Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame forward Brian Propp will serve as official Advisor to the LV Phantoms Youth. In this capacity, Brian will provide information on showcases, contacts with sports agencies, host the annual charity golf event, and attend.

Brian Propp played professional hockey for the Philadelphia Flyers and led an outstanding career in the National Hockey League that spanned three decades, including five All-Star games and five Stanley Cup Finals.  In 1999, he was inducted into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. Read the full announcement here.

We are thrilled and honored that Brian Propp has agreed to serve as an advisor to our organization!

Riley Cote Named Tier 1 Coach-In-Chief

Phantoms Youth Tier 1 is proud to announce that Riley Cote will serve as “Coach-in-Chief.” Cote will assist and advise in coaching activities and methods for the Tier 1 organization. We are overjoyed to have Cote be a part of the Phantoms Youth organization.

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About Riley Cote:

Riley Cote is in his third season as Assistant Coach for the Adirondack Phantoms. Cote, 30, spent six seasons with the Flyers and Phantoms as a player. Known for his toughness and fighting prowess, Cote played in 156 games in the NHL, all with Philadelphia. He amassed 411 penalty minutes as an undersized fighter as he consistently stepped up to some of the top heavyweights in the NHL. He also scored one goal and six assists for the Flyers.

A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cote signed an AHL contract with the Philadelphia Phantoms prior to the 2004-05 season and helped the team to a Calder Cup championship. He signed an NHL contract with the Flyers for the 2005-06 season but spent most of the next two years with the Phantoms before eventually making his NHL debut against the New York Islanders on March 24, 2007. Cote earned a full-time roster spot with the Flyers out of training camp prior to the 2007-08 season.

In his three seasons as a player with the Phantoms from 2004-2007, Cote finished fourth in franchise history with 664 penalty minutes in 168 games. He scored eight career goals and 12 assists for the Phantoms.

Following the 2009-10 season with Philadelphia, Cote was invited by the Flyers organization to join the Adirondack Phantoms as an assistant coach and he has thrived in his new role helping the up and coming prospects develop into NHL players.


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