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November 15, 2010 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Youngstown Phantoms News Release

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The Youngstown Phantoms (5-8-1,11pts) won the final game of their four game road trip this past Saturday defeating the Indiana Ice 6-3. With a one game weekend the Phantoms picked up two important points in the standings to keep them on pace with the teams atop the Eastern Conference.

The Week in Review

Game 14: Phantoms Offense Explodes for Six Goals, Defeat Ice 6-3

The Phantoms and the Indiana Ice (4-6-1,9pts) took to the ice on Saturday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Indianapolis. The Phantoms went down by two goals after the first period but they outshot the Ice 10-8 going into the intermission. The start of the second period brought the offensive awakening the Phantoms have been looking for. Three unanswered goals in the second period gave the Phantoms a one goal lead heading into the final period. In the third period the Phantoms continued their dominating performance as they struck for three more goals before the end of the game. The Phantoms outscored the Ice 6-1 in the final two periods on the way to a 6-3 victory. The offensive charge was led by multi-point performances by seven different Phantoms. Cody Strang and Ryan Belonger both scored two goals in the winning effort.

Phantom Phacts

-Ty Loney tallied three assists in his first game back since October 21

-Belonger recorded two goals against Indiana giving him five points in his last four games (3g, 2a)

-The line of Loney, Strang and Jiri Sekac combined for a total of eight points on three of the Phantoms six goals

-Sekac recorded a goal and an assist giving him the team lead in points with twelve (4g,8a)

-Phantoms goaltender Matt O'Connor leads all goalies in the league with 804 minutes and 46 seconds played

-The Phantoms six goals against Indiana marks the first time this season that they have scored more than four goals in one game

-The three goal victory on Saturday was the Phantoms first win of the season that came by more than a one goal margin

Phantoms Hockey Returns to the Covelli Centre

Game 15: Youngstown Phantoms vs Omaha Lancers

On Friday, November 19, the Omaha Lancers will square off with the Phantoms at 7:30 p.m. (EST). This is the first of two meetings between the two this season. The Lancers come into Friday's game after a 10:30 a.m. (EST) game against the Muskegon Lumberjacks on Wednesday morning. The Friday night game will be the Phantoms first since the win over Indiana.

Game 16: Youngstown Phantoms vs Dubuque Fighting Saints

The Phantoms host the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. (EST). The two teams will meet for the second time in a little over a month as Dubuque travels to the Covelli Centre for the first time this season. The Phantoms traveled to Dubuque on October 23 as they were handed a 4-1 loss at the end of a two game road trip. The Phantoms allowed four unanswered goals during the first two periods but a third period goal by Sekac could not spark the Phantoms offense in the comeback effort. Matt Green made his first start for the Phantoms but after allowing four goals on 22 shots he was replaced by O'Connor.

Quote of the Week

Head Coach Curtis Carr commenting on the decision not to rush Loney back from injury before he was ready to take the ice:

"It's great to get Ty [Loney] back," said Carr. "He is a big part of our team offensively but he is even bigger in the locker room. He is a great character guy and for him to pick up three points was big."

Events and Promotions

"Behind the Glass" with the Youngstown Phantoms: Listen to "Behind the Glass" with the Youngstown Phantoms on ESPN 1240 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16. You can also listen to the show on ESPN's website, This week's show will feature Phantoms goaltender Matt O'Connor along with first year defenseman Kevin Liss. Listeners can call into the show at 330-782-1240 or 330-782-9229.

Harry Potter Night: On Friday, November 19, against the Omaha Lancers the Phantoms will be hosting "Harry Potter Night!" Any fan who comes to the game dressed in a Harry Potter costume or brings a movie ticket stub from the new Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" will receive a free Phantoms t-shirt.

Scout Night: On Saturday, November 20, the Youngstown Phantoms will be hosting their first "Scout Night" of the season! The Dubuque Fighting Saints will take on the Phantoms at 7:30 p.m. (EST). All boy and girl scouts in attendance will receive a free commemorative patch. To reserve your pack's tickets, call 330-747-PUCK(7825)!

Black Wednesday: On Wednesday, November 24, the Phantoms host the Indiana Ice at 7:30 p.m. (EST). Tickets can be purchased for $5 in both the purple and orange seating areas and the Phantoms are also offering $1 beer and hot dogs. The first period intermission will feature a Thanksgiving tradition in the world of ice hockey, turkey bowling! Call 330-747-PUCK(7825) to get your tickets today!

Full and partial season and group tickets for the 2010-11 season are available now. Premium packages start as low as $264 for all 30 home games. As a season ticket holder you receive invites to Season Ticket Holder events, Playoff Ticket Priority, and many other great benefits. For more info, call 330-747-7825. For the complete schedule, please visit

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