Lehigh Valley Health Network Becomes Phantoms Youth Official Healthcare Sponsor

LVHN logoThe Phantoms Youth are excited to officially announce that we have signed a contract with Lehigh Valley Health Network to be our official organization Healthcare Sponsor. With this partnership, our players and families will be given a vast amount of healthcare resources. Some of these resources include:

  • discounted Impact testing
  • free athletic services for our home tournament (potential to expand this in the organization next year)
  • access to their on-line services
  • hockey specific events throughout the year
  • $5,000 toward the first year of wearing the patch

With this partnership we have agreed to proudly wear their patch on our home and away jerseys and we we will be supplying each team with these patches. Dana Bender, VP of External Affairs will be contacting the team managers to set up a time to distribute them. We are asking that each team have all patches sewn on prior to February 6, 2015. We are asking that either one team representative sew all the patches on or that each family complete this on their own.

Further details on the patches and their placement will come from your Team Manager

Please contact Dana Bender with any questions you may have.

Thank you!


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Girls U14 Team advances in Flyers Youth Hockey Shootout!

imageThe Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth girls team was selected to participate in the 2014-15 Flyers Youth Hockey Shootout! Our girls had the amazing opportunity to showcase their skills at the “Battle for Pennsylvania” Philadelphia Flyers vs Pittsburgh Penguins game during the second and third period intermission. Captain Hannah Spease and goaltender Alena Smargiassi represented the Phantoms Youth against the Lansdale Catholic Lady Crusaders. Spease notched two goals out of her three attempts while Smargiassi turned away two out of three shots to win the quarter-final round at the Wells Fargo. Both of our players will be playing Wednesday March 25th at the Flyers vs Blackhawks game in the semi-finals. Congratulations Spease and Smargiassi for their win and making our girls program proud!

Phantoms Youth and Ice Dogs Make Consolation Game A Time To Remember

In a unique show of sportsmanship and unity amongst heated rivals, the Phantoms Youth and Hatfield Ice Dogs Bantam B teams took to the ice for the consolation game of the Steel City Shootout tournament. Phantoms Youth found themselves with only seven skaters available due to injury, sickness and suspension. The coaches convened and proposed a solution: a no-check, hard skating game in which several Ice Dog players would play for Phantoms Youth. At one point, Phantoms Youth goaltender Matt Palmer found himself playing for the Ice Dogs.

The Phantoms Youth thank the entire Hatfield Bantam B team and coach Bob Gaffney for their flexibility, and for the opportunity to make a lasting memory for all the players on both teams.


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

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Alumni Game Brings Together Great Players, Old Friends



On Monday December 29th over 50 former alumni from the Phantoms Youth earlier organizations (Blast, Comets, Flames) met up for a great night of hockey and fun. There were players representing the 1988 birth year all the way up to 1997. There ended up being a 4 team round robin tournament with the youngest birth years taking the crown against the oldest birth years in the finals. Phantoms Youth GM Mark Spease was quoted “This is the first year we were able to put together an event like this. We were amazed with the turn out and cant wait for it to grow in future years. There are some really good hockey players coming out of the Lehigh Valley and it was a fun time for all involved.” Many thanks to the Phantoms Board, Phantoms Hockey Ops, and refs Jamie Rieder and Rich Crowley for making this annual event a huge success.

RecruitULogoThe event was sponsored by Recruit U Hockey.

Thank you to Alice Lipe and the Lehigh Valley Sports extra for the photos.