The first year of Girls Hockey with the Phantoms Youth was a success! With hard work and a little luck, everything came together for the inaugural season of our Girls Program! The Phantoms Youth Girls Division was accepted into MAWHA (Mid-Atlantic Women’s Hockey Association) and competed in the 14u Division against teams such as the Quakers, NJ Colonials, and Hershey Bears. We also started a Developmental Program for girls who are new to hockey but who really want to learn! We are excited to announce that Head Coach Lauren Patterson will be back again for next season and we have even more exciting plans in the works. Over the summer, the 14u Girls team will be participating in a mini-camp in Rochester run by Digit Murphy of the Boston Blades and Kacey Bellamy of the USA Olympic team! Following camp, they’ll be playing in the first tournament of the 2015 season! In addition to our 14u Girls travel team, we plan to field a 10u Girls travel team for this upcoming season. We also hope to add a 16u independent team, and we will continue our Developmental Program for girls who want to learn the game!
Some of the benefits to joining the Phantoms Youth Girls Program include additional one-on-one training with Dave Bauer, off-ice team building events, at least one practice with AHL Phantoms players and the excitement of belonging to a newly emerging girls program with opportunities to make a big impact!
Spread the word and join the fun! If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about what our Girls Program is about, please contact New Player Coordinator Karen Trackim by clicking here.
View or download the Phantoms Youth Girls Hockey Brochure: PY-Girls-Brochure-2015-16
Visit the Phantoms Youth Girls Hockey page.
To: All Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Families
From: Alec Weiss, President – Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Hockey
Date: February 27, 2015
RE: Open Board of Director Elections
Phantoms Youth Families:
This year the following Executive Board positions are open for elections which will be held during the April 2015 General Membership meeting: Vice President of Administration and Treasurer.
Any member in good standing may express their interest in running for these open positions by contacting a member of the board of directors.
For the complete list of duties for each of these positions, continue reading below:
Some of these awards are decided upon by coaches and team members, while others are open to nominations from the entire Phantoms Youth membership. If you know of a worthy recipient, and are eligible to nominate, we encourage you to do so, by following the instructions on the nomination page.
All nominations must be submitted by March 6, 2015. Due to printing and engraving, this deadline cannot be extended.
If you have any questions, contact us.
Tickets need to be ordered and paid for by March 13th. If you are interested in purchasing, please contact Trevor Herrick at 484-273-4552 or email him.
— Latest News & Announcements —
- Where: Holiday Inn Conference Center, Breinigsville, PA
- When: Sunday, March 22, 2015
- All players, coaches, and team managers are complimentary
- Due to corporate sponsorships, we are able to offset the costs of the event and offer each family two (2) additional complimentary tickets
Click here to place your order!
- Tuesday, April 28th — 7:05 PM at Coca-Cola Park
- Hockey Groups will be recognized on field during pre game ceremonies
- $10 person includes field level seat with $2 ballpark credit on each ticket redeemable for food, beverage, and souvenirs
- Group announcement and recognition on stadium video board
- Ceremonial first pitch for groups of 50 or more
- Deadline to order tickets is Feb 17th
This is always a fun night, so get your tickets today! Just click here.
— Other Recent News —
Congratulations to all the teams that competed at the Presidents Day Weekend tournament in Rochester, New York. Hundreds of Phantoms Youth families braved frigid temperatures to battle on the ice. A big thank you to all teams that represented the Phantoms Youth with honor and pride.
Click here for a recap of some of the team’s experiences. Thank you to the individuals who supplied photos and stories!
With the season coming to an end, the Phantoms Youth Girls U14 team played their two most exciting games yet! On Saturday, February 7th, the girls traveled to Floyd Hall Arena to take on the Montclair Blues for redemption after a tough loss at the Steel Ice Center. The Phantoms had a jump in their step the whole game and worked extremely hard to make the most of every shift. Captain Hannah Spease rushed the puck up in the 1st period that left a big rebound for Kady Kratzer to put in her first goal of the night. The Phantoms trailed 2-1 after the 1st period but had tons of great opportunities for goals. After a tough start to the 2nd period, the girls trailed 5-1 until Kelsey Staivecki scored on a great shot underneath the crossbar with 3 minutes left in the 2nd. With a minute left and a huge scramble in front, Kratzer pulled the puck out and backhanded it for her second goal of the night. Going into the 3rd with the momentum, the Phantoms Youth put another goal up quickly thanks to Kratzer for her first hat trick in her hockey career! Unfortunately, the team would give up a breakaway later in the game, but that didn’t stop the Lehigh girls from trying to make a comeback. The game finished with a 6-4 final loss, but it was a back and forth game full of great goals and saves. Kratzer was named first star of the game for her hat trick. Second star was Spease for her great play offensively and defensively, and third star was Grace White, who was shutdown on defense the entire game.
The weekend ended with an early Sunday game against the NJ Rockets at the Steel Ice Center. A quick goal against The Phantoms Youth woke the girls up, and Staivecki rushed the puck up to tie the game 1-1 after the 1st period. From there, the Phantoms Youth dominated the rest of the game, with a total of 44 shots on net. Staivecki notched 2 more goals for a hat trick, and her defense partner Spease notched her first hat trick of the season. Forward Brenna Grealish scored her first goal of the year from Mackenzie Campbell, and Julia Nimeh ended the game with a goal for an 8-1 Phantoms win. The defense of Amelia Loftus, Grace White, Spease, and Staivecki moved the puck great from defense up into scoring rushes for all the forwards.
One of the most exciting opportunities for the girls this season is coming up soon! On February 20th, the Phantoms Youth girls will be playing between periods during the AHL Phantoms game. The girls will be taking the ice for 5 minutes to showcase their skills in a game and hopefully inspire other girls to play the game of ice hockey! If you are attending the game, please show your support for our team!
The Phantoms Youth are excited to officially announce that Lehigh Valley Health Network will be our official organization Healthcare Sponsor. With this partnership, our players and families will be given a vast amount of healthcare resources and we will proudly wear their patch on our home and away jerseys.
Please contact Dana Bender with any questions you may have.