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F Steven Swavely, F Alex Krushelnyski Returned to Reading

February 6, 2018 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Lehigh Valley Phantoms News Release

Lehigh Valley, PA - The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, have returned on loan forwards Steven Swavely and Alex Krushelnyski to the Reading Royals of the ECHL.

A 26-year-old forward from Reading, Pennsylvania, Swavely is in his second professional season and has split time this year between the Phantoms (19 games, 2 goals, 2 assists) and Royals (21 games, 5 goals, 8 assists). In just 61 ECHL outings, the 6'1", 190-pound forward has already compiled 23 goals, 29 assists and 52 total points with Reading.

A 27-year-old forward from Los Angeles, Krushelnyski is in the midst of his fourth pro campaign and has also split this season between Lehigh Valley (21 games, 3 goals, 3 assists) and Reading (20 games, 11 goals, 12 assists). The 6'0", 180-pound forward has produced 59 goals, 97 assists and 156 total points across 164 career ECHL games during time with the Royals, Allen Americans, Wichita Thunder and Utah Grizzlies.

Winners of six of their last nine games (6-2-1), the red-hot Phantoms return to action with three games at PPL Center this week. Lehigh Valley returns to the frozen surface this Wednesday, February 7 when it welcomes the Charlotte Checkers, AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, to downtown Allentown for the final time this season. A limited number of tickets remain for Wednesday's game and are available HERE.

Reserve your group outings for the 2017-2018 season of Phantoms hockey. For more information on how to reserve your seat at PPL Center to the hottest ticket in town, call the Phantoms front office today at 610-224-GOAL [4625]!

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The Phantoms are coming off an incredibly successful third campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center in which the team posted its highest win total (48) and highest standings point total (101) in more than a decade. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 21 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs 11 times and have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).

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