Lehigh Valley Phantoms
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City: Allentown, Pennsylvania
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 2014
Home Arena: PPL Center
Colors: Black, orange, electric blue, white

                   

Owner(s): The Brooks Group
General Manager: Ron Hextall
Head Coach: Scott Gordon
Captain: Vacant
Media: The Morning Call
WFMZ-TV channel 69
Affiliates: Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
Reading Royals (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2009: Philadelphia Phantoms
2009–2014: Adirondack Phantoms
2014–present: Lehigh Valley Phantoms

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL), whose inaugural season started in the 2014–15 AHL season when the Adirondack Phantoms move from Glens Falls, New York to Allentown, Pennsylvania. The team plays in Allentown's new PPL Center.[1] The Phantoms, who began play as the Philadelphia Phantoms, have been the top minor league affiliate for the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers since the 1996–97 season. The purple used since the team's inception has be replaced by electric blue.[1]

In March 2011, plans were announced for the PPL Center. The arena is located in downtown Allentown taking up the entire block between 7th and 8th St. and Hamilton Blvd. and Linden St. Demolition at the arena site began in January 2012.[2]

Scott Gordon was announced as the franchise's 9th head coach on July 13, 2015.

Philadelphia Phantoms Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL SL Pts GF GA Standing
1996–97 80 49 18 10 3 111 325 230 1st, Mid-Atlantic
1997–98 80 47 21 10 2 106 314 249 1st, Mid-Atlantic
1998–99 80 47 22 9 2 105 272 221 1st, Mid-Atlantic
1999–2000 80 44 31 3 2 93 281 239 3rd, Mid-Atlantic
2000–01 80 36 34 5 5 82 246 244 4th, Mid-Atlantic
2001–02 80 33 27 15 5 86 206 210 3rd, South
2002–03 80 33 33 6 8 80 198 212 4th, South
2003–04 80 46 25 7 2 101 216 168 1st, East
2004–05 80 48 25 3 4 103 235 185 2nd, East
2005–06 80 34 37 2 7 77 197 232 6th, East
2006–07 80 31 41 2 6 70 222 271 7th, East
2007–08 80 46 27 4 3 99 236 212 2nd, East
2008–09 80 43 30 2 5 93 234 232 4th, East

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

Season Prelim 1st round 2nd round 3rd round Finals
1996–97 W, 3–0, BALT L, 3–4, HER
1997–98 W, 3–1, ROCH W, 4–0, HER W, 4–2, ALB W, 4–2, SJNB
1998–99 W, 3–0, CIN W, 4–3, KEN L, 2–4, ROCH
1999–2000 L, 2–3, HER
2000–01 W, 3–1, ROCH L, 2–4, WBS
2001–02 W, 2–0, ROCH L, 0–3, SYR
2002–03 Out of playoffs.
2003–04 W, 4–2, NOR L, 2–4, WBS
2004–05 W, 4–2, NOR W, 4–1, WBS W, 4–2, PROV W, 4–0, CHI
2005–06 Out of playoffs.
2006–07 Out of playoffs.
2007–08 W, 4–3, ALB L, 1–4, WBS
2008–09 L, 0–4, HER

Adirondack Phantoms Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of April 20, 2014.[3]

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Season-by-season results[edit | edit source]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of April 17, 2016.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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