ROSTER POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE
BANTAM • MIDGET 16 • MITE • GIRLS 14U
The testing will be on the opposite side of the hospital from the large H that you see coming down Schoenersville road.
- From Schoenersville Road, proceed to Westgate Drive.
- Follow Westgate Drive to the first right turn which is the entrance to the hospital parking lot.
- Look for signs to the “South Entrance”. The South Entrance doors are marked with a Lehigh Valley Hospital sign as well as a Good Shepherd sign.
- When you enter these doors, turn right immediately (before you even pass the reception chairs), and the computer lab is on the right hand side down a short hallway.
- There will be signs pointing you to the right location.
If you have questions, please contact Dana Bender, VP of External Affairs.
The Flyers Brian Propp as well as MeLVin the Phantoms new Mascot will be attending. If you can’t play golf, stop by for the barbeque afterwards at 5 pm. It is also not too late to raise money for YOUR team by getting tee sign sponsorships. The money you raise goes directly to YOUR Team Account. Sign up today by clicking here.
The 1st Annual Phantoms Youth Hockey Golf Tournament at Locust Valley is an excellent way to raise funds for your team. There are various types of sponsorships available for the tournament and any sponsorships that your team secures will benefit YOUR team directly. For information and registration for the tournament, click here:
To take a look at the different sponsorships that are available, click here:
As an example, if a person, family, or business were to provide the “Hat Trick” sponsorship for $1000.00, the sponsor would receive a foursome for the tournament, signage at the event and recognition on the website. If you indicate your team on the sponsorship form, YOUR team will receive $250.00.
If you know golf lovers or people who own businesses that may benefit from the promotion they would receive by sponsorship, please encourage them to enter the tournament as a player or to provide sponsorship.
- 4 game guarantee! 13 Minute Periods!
- Individual and Team awards for 1st and 2nd place.
- Tournament T-shirts available by pre-order as well as during tournament.
- Mite divisions play on either cross-ice or half-ice games.
- Hosted at Steel Ice Center over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth hockey organization has partnered with Lehigh Valley Health Network Sports Performance to conduct ImPact testing for our players ages Pee Wee on up. Our organization feels that the safety of our players is of most importance and therefore have made it a priority to offer this testing to our players.
The testing will be offered at two different sites on two different days.
Saturday, August 16th, the testing will be completed at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest Kasych Computer Labs at 1200 S Cedar Crest Blvd, Allentown, PA 18103. Time slots are 1 hour in length and run hourly from 8:00 am-3:00 pm. (There will be 30 appointments per time slot on this day)
Sunday, August 24th the testing will be completed at Lehigh Valley Hospital Muhlenberg Campus at 2545 Schoenersville Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017. Time slots are 1 hour in length and run hourly from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. (there will be 12 appointments per time slot on this day)
It is required that all players sign up through the attached sign up genius for the time slot they plan to come. There are a limited number of spots per hour which is why it is imperative for each player to sign up and arrive at their assigned time. The sign in, testing and checkout process will take approximately 1 hour per player.
Click the below link to access the sign up genius and sign up for your time slot. Also below is a link to a waiver that all players need to print out and bring with them for the testing, and an FAQ document that explains more about ImPact testing and why it is important. It also explains why we are offering the testing to ages Pee Wee and above.
If you have questions of can’t make either of these testing days please contact Dana Bender, VP of External Affairs.
— Latest News & Announcements —
Kick off play with strong performance in first tournament
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth girls team kicked off their season with the Summer Sizzler tournament at IceWorks in Aston PA. In their first game, the Phantoms Youth girls had a dominating performance out of every player to defeat the tier 2 Delco Phantoms 10-2. The girls then faced off against the Tier 1 Princeton Tiger Lilies and held their own against tough competition. In their final tournament game, the Phantoms Youth played a combo u14/u16 Delco team – Despite a 3-0 start against the Phantoms Youth, they kept up a high paced game to score 5 goals, but ultimately lost 7-5. The weekend was a solid start to the girls inaugural season and the girls will be playing in the elite OneHockey tournament this upcoming weekend at IceWorks and Ice Line.
The first order of Custom Phantoms Youth Hockey bags has arrived. If you see one and you think you missed your chance to get one, you are wrong. Orders are still being accepted. We plan to place at least one more order in August for delivery in September. Player, Goalie and Coach bags are available.
Click here to place your order.
18AA Wins Midget Madness Tournament In Hookset NH
The Phantoms Youth 18AA team headed up to New Hampshire this past weekend (August 1-3) for the Midget Madness Tournament. The boys started off losing a hard fought battle to the home team New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. 4-3 on Friday. Saturday the boys turned in some solid performances to record wins against Shamrocks Select (New Hampshire) 4-3 and the New Hampshire Bandits 5-3. This gave them a number 2 seed going into the knockout round which they again matched up against the New Hampshire Bandits. This game ended up being probably the team’s best outing as they put up 44 shots in an impressive 4-1 victory. On to the finals they would look to avenge their loss to the home team New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs. After a a 2-2 tie going into the final frame 18AA forward TJ Waidelich was able to tip home the game winner and the goaltending of Anthony Sorrentino stymied the opposition to record the win. All in all the boys had a fun time getting to skate with their teammates and it has everyone excited about the upcoming 2014-2015 season!
The Bantam A White team will be offering custom mouth guards for all Phantoms Youth players. Dr. Brian Loftus, an orthodontist and father of 2 Phantoms Youth players, and his team at Easton Orthodontics will be making the mouth guards.
A custom mouth guard requires taking an impression, or mold, of the teeth. Though these impressions are normally taken at the dentist’s office, to make this as convenient as possible, Dr. Loftus and his staff will come to Steel Ice Center on 3 selected days to take the impressions. The mouth guards will then be made in his lab and ready for distribution about 2 weeks later.
6 different colors will be offered (black, orange, blue, green, red, and pink). The player’s name (and number if you would like) will be on the mouth guard for identification. The mouth guard will not have a strap. This is intentionally done, so the mouth guard stays in the mouth! Though these mouth guards can be made for players with braces, it is not recommended, because they tend to not fit very well after several months.
Though the cost of these mouth guards is normally $60 to $75, these mouth guards will be made for a cost of $35.
Click here to order yours today!
A perfect gift for hockey enthusiasts.
Each month features an original “HockeySpirit” scene, along with a weekly and monthly counter box for goals, assists, shots and shutouts. At the end of the season the Stats Machine Page is where they will report the year’s totals along with personal achievements, season highlights, and tournament victories.
2014 – 2015 calendars will be available August 2014.
For complete details and to order yours, click here.
From Peewee A Black, Thank You!
The Phantoms Youth Organization Girls Division has officially been accepted into MAWHA and our Girls Team will compete in the Ruggerio 14U Division. The team will compete with the Brewster Lady Bulldogs, Delco Phantoms, Hershey Jr. Bears, Long Island Lady Islanders, Montclair Blues, NJ Colonials, NJ Rockets, and Quakers. The girls are working hard in the Summer Sessions to prepare for the season! We still have space for a few more girls! If interested, please contact Karen Trackim, New Player Coordinator, for more information.
— Other Recent News —
Three Phantoms Youth Midget 16AA players–Tyler Partyka, Justin Taylor and Nick Fortunato–are participating this week in the Hockey Night in Boston All Star Tournament. They are playing for AHS, Team Philadelphia. There are three divisions with 6 teams in each division, 18 teams total in the tournament. They tied their 1st game 2-2 vs South Florida, with Tyler Partyka scoring the second goal assisted by Justin Taylor. Find out more by clicking the tournament link here. Congratulation and good luck to Tyler, Justin and Nick!
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Midget AA Team are selling Steel Pub Discount cards for $10.
The card entitles Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth family and friends to a 10% discount on the purchase of all regularly priced food and non alcoholic beverages.
Your must present your card and ID prior to ordering. Not applicable with any other discounts, specials or coupons. Card Expires August 1, 2015.
To order your card, fill in the the online form here.
Come join other LV Phantoms Youth Families at Great Wolf Lodge for a Day of Family Fun!
- When: Saturday, September 13th 12-6 pm
- Where: Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark in the Pocono Mountains, PA
- What’s Included: Access to the water park during the above hours and a Dinner Buffet that will be served from 4-5 pm (Kid Friendly food is included)
- Cost: $30 per person includes water park access and dinner buffet!
For info on ordering, click here.
- Get the latest NHL news, stats and photos.
- The Hockey News arrives all year, even in the off-season!
- A must for any hockey fan.
- Makes a great gift!
Click here to find out more.
Just announced! EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS!
If you book your tournament spot before July 15th it is $95 for an individual and $380 for a foursome.
All proceeds will benefit Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Hockey and your team.
- Longest Drive
- Closest to the Pin
- Hole in One
- Golf, Dinner, Beverages, More!
All proceeds will benefit Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Hockey. The proceeds will help offset the enormous expense of operating a youth hockey program, while providing the best possible support for the youth player development. We continue to strive to accomplish our goal providing the very best for our players, while keeping the cost affordable and available to all who wish to participate in our organization. Your participation and contribution to our effort is greatly appreciated.
Celebrity Guest Brian Propp will attend along with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Mascot.
WSAN Sports Radio 1470 AM will broadcast live from the event.
- Registration- 12:00pm
- Shotgun Start- 1:00 pm
- Dinner & Prizes- 5:30pm
- $100 per player
- Stanley Cup Sponsor (2 Foursome, Signage, Recognition on Website) — $2500
- Hat Trick Sponsor (Foursome, Signage, Recognition on Website) — $1000
- Slap Shot Sponsor (Foursome, Signage, Recognition on Website) — $650
- Shut Out Sponsor Without Golf (Signage, Recognition on Website) — $250
- Tee Box Sponsor (Signage at Hole) — $100
- Half Sign — $50
PLAYERS HOCKEY BAG:
- 40″x17″x18″ canvas hockey bag with two end pockets
- upgraded metal zippers
- embroidered name on top and number on ends
- upgraded metal zippers
- embroidered name on top
Bags will be delivered at end of July/early August for all orders with Money received by July 1st. This is a joint fundraiser for the Bantam A Black and the Midget 16AA team.
Order your bag on-line by clicking here.
The 18 U AA program and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth are proud to join the Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League for the 2014-2015 season. This league is designed to showcase players at the 12-13-14-16-18 U levels in hopes that they can gain access to higher levels of hockey in the junior and collegiate ranks. Phantoms Youth will play a (20) game League schedule against top tier 18 U teams from all over the East Coast. The EJEPL also hosts an all- star game weekend, playoffs, awards, as well as many other amenities for our aspiring young players. The Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth, by becoming a franchise member of the EJEPL, which boasts (45) members in (15) states, reserves the right to enter teams at other levels that we see fit at the discretion of Hockey Operations and the current teams coaching staff.
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.
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.
Lehigh Valley Phantoms Partner with
Youth Hockey Organization
Lehigh Valley Flames to Change Name to Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth
AHL Team Plans to Support Regional Youth Hockey with Clinics and
Event Nights for Players and Coaches
Lehigh Valley, PA | March 13, 2014 – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team today entered into a partnership with regional youth hockey organization the Lehigh Valley Flames. The announcement was made by Jim and Rob Brooks, co-owners of the American Hockey League (AHL) team.
“We are proud to kick off our support of youth hockey in the Lehigh Valley,” said Rob Brooks. “There is a lot of energy for youth hockey in the community, and we want to continue to grow that by supporting organizations that promote the positive impact hockey can have on children. We are excited that the Flames organization will now be known as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth. The board, the players and the parents represent exactly what Jim and I feel youth hockey should be about.”
The Flames, which are based at the Steel Ice Rink in Bethlehem and play in the Delaware Valley Hockey League, will officially become the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth and begin to use the official Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth team logo with “Youth” incorporated into it. The AHL team’s players and coaches will hold instructional clinics throughout the year for the organization. Additionally, each youth team will be visited by a Phantoms player and have the opportunity to participate in game-day events at PPL Center where the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will play, beginning in the fall of 2014.
“Our entire organization is thrilled about this partnership,” said Sandy Steidel, President of the Flames. “The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ arrival in the area is going to raise the level of youth hockey regionally. But, more importantly, the Phantoms organization is about more than just improving youth hockey skills – it is about sportsmanship, integrity and helping kids grow into fine young men and women.”
About LV Flames:
The Lehigh Valley Flames are one of the largest organizations in the Delaware Valley Hockey League, with 16 teams Tier 2 teams playing in the 2013-2014 season, and Tier 1 teams joining the Atlantic Youth Hockey League this season. The Flames mission is to be the premier youth hockey organization in the DVHL and AYHL — building on our long history and tradition of ice hockey in the Lehigh Valley — while providing the youth of the Lehigh Valley the most rewarding ice hockey experience possible.
About The Phantoms:
The Phantoms are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers. They were established in 1996, playing their first 13 seasons in the Spectrum in Philadelphia, and currently reside in Glens Falls, NY, until PPL Center in Allentown, Pa., is completed for the 2014-15 season. The Phantoms have won two Calder Cup Championships and have developed many players who have gone on to play in the NHL. Several of the more notable players to play with the Phantoms are: Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Sean Couturier, R.J. Umberger, Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, James Van Riemsdyk, Michael Leighton, Zac Rinaldo, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Vinny Prospal, and Ruslan Fedotenko.
The Phantoms have made a 30-year commitment to play at PPL Center in Allentown, beginning in the fall of 2014. Phantoms tickets are now on sale, and fans are encouraged to visit the team website at www.lehighvalleyphantoms.com or call the office at (610) 224-GOAL (4625).
Lehigh Valley Phantoms/Vaughan Communications Group