Squirt B Triumphs at PPL Center


What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon and night than by playing…and then watching… lots of hockey over a nine-hour period?

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Squirt B team made the most of their trip to the brand new PPL Center in Allentown on November 15th, winning a wild game against the Valley Forge Colonials, 11-6. The game was held at 3pm, before that night’s regularly scheduled game between the AHL’s Phantoms and Toronto Marlies.

Tony Downs led the way with six goals for the Phantoms Youth and earned a second intermission ride on the zamboni for his efforts.

The Squirt-B team actually trailed at one point in the second period, 5-4, before exploding for six of the game’s final eight goals.

Before the Phantoms game the players and their families enjoyed dinner at Chicky and Pete’s. The boys then watched pre game warmups from the Phantoms bench before enjoying their exciting 3-2 victory over the Toronto Marlies.

For more photos, visit the Squirt B Page.

Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley


Special Hockey of the Lehigh Valley is forming!

  • What is Special Hockey? An ice hockey league designed especially for players with special needs.
  • Who Can Play? Any boy or girl over the age of 5 is welcome. No prior hockey experience is needed
  • When Does It Start? We plan to start as soon as we have enough players.
  • How do I sign up? Phone/email/Facebook/Twitter/Web (click here for our website)

Please spread the word! Download the flier for more info.

Midget 16A Gives Back For Breast Cancer Awareness

The LV Phantoms Youth Midget 16A Black team has been working hard to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. On November 9th, they made a $500 donation to the Lehigh Valley Health Network Breast Health Department. The team wanted the money that they raised to stay here in the Lehigh Valley to help those in need. Heather Ennis, from Lehigh Valley Health Network, accepted the donation before their game  at the Steel Ice Center.

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— Latest News & Announcements —

Custom Scarves- Last Chance to Order!

The custom scarves have arrived, and they are getting rave reviews!  If you ordered a scarf, you can pick it up this week at Steel Ice Center, either in the lobby or the Steel Pub.  Someone will be available on Monday from 7:00 to 8:30, Tuesday from 6:00 to 7:30, and Wednesday from 5:45 to 7:15.  If you still want a scarf, this will be the last week to place your orders.  You can either download, print, and mail your order form, or place your order this week at the Steel Ice Center.  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!  The Girls U14 Team thanks you for your support!  Download and print your order form here.  scarforderformscarf1

Ninety Kids Register for Try Hockey For Free!

photo17Children, mostly in the age range of 4-10, came out to the Steel Ice Center on Saturday, November 8, to don hockey equipment and skates and try hockey for the first time! Hockey equipment had been donated by families of the Phantoms Youth and 8 sets of full equipment were provided by USA Hockey due to the hockey initiatives carried out by the organization and Steel Ice Center last year.

The boys and girls were also provided with hockey jerseys that they could wear out on the ice; USA Hockey provided 40 jerseys and the Phantoms Youth provided the remaining Flames practice jerseys. The Steel Ice Center provided free skate rentals.

Some of the kids were seasoned skaters and many were just getting on skates for the first time, but all were welcome on the ice! The event was organized by New Player Coordinator, Karen Trackim, in conjunction with USA Hockey. Eric Progen, Phantoms Youth Head Coach of Bantam AA, headed up the on-ice activities. Several Phantoms Youth coaches and players also donated their time and talent to help the kids, both on the ice and off, helping with skate rentals, equipment, locating the locker rooms, and all on-ice activities.

A special thank you to Bantam AA, Midget A White and the Mites for the number of helpers they provided. Rik McKinnon, Director of Hockey for the rink, also helped on the ice with the beginner skaters. Scott Sargent assisted Karen with the check-in process which involved handing out jerseys, certificates, and at times, the starter equipment.

Thank you to ALL who helped in any way with this event! Many families who participated expressed their appreciation for the event. We hope to see these kids again as our players of the future!

Girls Developmental Hockey Program

PY-Girls-IconThe Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth is pleased to offer a developmental program for girls who want to learn the fun sport of ice hockey with other girls! Our 14U Travel Coach Lauren Patterson will be heading up the program along with her assistant coaches. This is an introductory program for girls from age 8 to 18 of all abilities. Full hockey gear is required. The girls will be on the ice at the same time as the 14U Travel Girls Team. If possible, we will try to schedule a game versus another Girls Developmental Team.

Practice Days are as follows at the Steel Ice Center:

  • Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15pm
  • Thursdays, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Session 2 is getting ready to begin! Or you can start now!

3 month session:

  • Session 1 (Sept 2 – Nov. 13) or
  • Session 2 (Nov. 17 – Feb. 12)
  • Once per week – $300 per session
  • *Twice per week – $500 per session

*There may be a few occasions during the season where there is only one practice for a particular week due to a holiday.

For more info about the Girls Program and Coach Lauren Patterson, click here.

For additional information, contact our New Player Coordinator.

— Other Recent News —

Bantam Minor AAA and the College Hockey Experience

This past weekend the Bantam Minor Tier1 team took a trip up to St. Lawrence University and the OHL’s Belleville Bulls to meet with coaching staff, tour facilities, and take in games at the D1 college and OHL levels. Players and parents heard first hand what coaches are looking for in future recruits, and see first hand the daily life of the athletes. To cap off the trip the team played a non-league game against CP Dynamo AAA and won 1-0 on a goal from ButtEndz player of the game Jacob Kozden.

Happy Halloween From the Girls 14U Team!

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In the words of Cyndi Lauper, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”!  And fun they had at Thursday’s practice in their Halloween costumes!  Pictured above (standing from left to right):  Coach Lauren “Pink Power Ranger”, Hannah “the Hulk”, Cele “El Senor”, Kelsey “the Angel”, Amelia “the Clown”, Hannah “Super Girl”, Grace “the Bunny”, Mackenzie “Dino the Dinosaur”, Coach Jess “Cheetah”, and Coach Mike “Reggae Man”.  Kneeling: Kate “the Skier”, Aspen “Mike Wazowski”, and Alena “Sully”.  Thanks to Coach Lauren for organizing such an entertaining practice!

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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.


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.


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