As October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, The LV Phantoms Youth Midget 16A Black team has been working hard to raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research. The boys did several car washes and other fundraisers to help offset team expenses. During the month of October the team used pink tape and laces to help bring awareness to Breast Cancer Research. They also will be making 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, will be accepting the donation on November 9th at the team’s hockey game which will be held at the Steel Ice Center. The game takes place at 11:45AM and the donation will be made prior to the game.
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BANTAM • MITE U6 • GIRLS 14U
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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!
A few more photos here.
The 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.
The 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.
Lehigh 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
— Other Recent News —
After finishing the round robin portion of the CAN/AM Tournament in Lake Placid, the Phantoms Youth Bantam AA team is 2-1-1 and is headed for the Bronze Medal Game. Good luck Bantam AA!
- Spirit Wear – Cool Phantoms Youth T-shirts, Sweatshirts, Shorts and Sweatpants from Midget 16AA and Bantam A Black
- Great looking Phantoms Youth T-shirts – Orange at all sizes and special Gray t-shirts for the ladies from Bantam B
- Back by popular demand – Bling Hoodies! For women who love hockey or someone who plays it. From Peewee A Black
Recently Added …
- Custom Scarves – Customize with your player’s name and number at no additional charge
- Fleece Blankets – Stay warm at the rink this winter with Phantoms Youth blankets
- Personalized Phantoms Youth gifts – from Thirty-One Products – Extended ’till end of Oct.
- Hockey Spirit Calendars – New low price!
And Don’t Forget …
Excellent write-up by the Morning Call’s Keith Groller here.
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.
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.
A fundraiser for Phantoms Youth Mites
Blankets are Black or Orange and can be personalized to you specifications. Only $32 — Order yours today!
Order your blanket on-line by clicking here.
The Mites thank you!
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. scarforderform
LV 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
The 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