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February 19, 2019 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Lehigh Valley Phantoms News Release

3 Stars of the Week:

TJ in OT

T.J. Brennan was the hero in Friday night's game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers as his overtime winner gave the Phantoms a 4-3 victory. Brennan is now tied for third in Phantoms history with four OT winners.

What a Knight

After being injured in a game with the Flyers back in October, Corban Knight returned last weekend and notched two assists. In just his third game with the Phantoms this season, Knight scored two goals on Saturday. He now has five points in three games since returning.

Welcome Back, Big Guy

6-foot-7 defenseman Sam Morin needed knee surgery after getting injured in the 5 OT thriller against Charlotte on May 9, 2018 during last year's playoffs. After nine long months of rehab, Morin finally was able to return and play his first game of the season on Friday against Bridgeport.

Phantoms On The Ice:

Last Week:

Friday, February 15, 2019 -

LV Phantoms 4, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3 (OT)

The Phantoms won a thrilling game on Friday against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers thanks to an overtime winner from T.J. Brennan. After falling down 2-0 in the first period, two goals from Greg Carey evened the score in the third period. Colin McDonald gave Lehigh Valley the lead before Bridgeport answered to force overtime, where Brennan earned the Phantoms the two points.

Saturday, February 16, 2019 -

LV Phantoms 2, Hershey Bears 3 (SO)

Corban Knight scored twice for Lehigh Valley, including the game tying goal with 1:09 left in the third period with the Phantoms' goalie pulled. Lehigh Valley earned a point but eventually fell to Hershey in a shootout.

Sunday, February 17, 2019 -

LV Phantoms 3, Hershey Bears 4

Nic Aube-Kubel notched a goal and an assist for his first points since missing 10 games due to injury. Tyrell Goulbourne and Mikhail Vorobyev also scored for the Phantoms but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback as Hershey won 4-3 in front of a sold out PPL Center.

Next Week:

Friday, February 22, 2019

Vs. Charlotte Checkers - Bojangles' Coliseum

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms will make their first trip to Charlotte of the season this weekend. Charlotte holds the best record in the AHL with 75 points through 55 games. The Phantoms are currently 1-1 against the Checkers this season after two games at PPL Center on November 10 and 14. Their win came on November 14 as T.J. Brennan scored the game winner in overtime and Carter Hart made an AHL career-high 35 saves in the win.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Vs. Charlotte Checkers - Bojangles' Coliseum

The Phantoms went 4-4 against the Checkers during the regular season last year before the two teams eventually squared off in the Calder Cup Playoffs. Lehigh Valley eliminated Charlotte in five games, including a 2-1 victory in the epic 5OT Game 4 in Charlotte on May 9. It marked the longest game in AHL history and Alex Lyon was incredible, making 94 saves on 95 shots.

Phantoms In The Community:

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms hosted their first Very Important Phantom of the season, welcoming 11-year-old, Carsen. Carsen was diagnosed with medullablastoma, a type of brain cancer, in July 2014. He went through six weeks of daily chemo and radiation, then six treatments of monthly chemotherapy. On Sunday, he received a tour of the locker room, where a special customized jersey was waiting for him signed by his favorite player, Colin McDonald. Carsen greeted the team as they took the ice and dropped the puck before the game. Carsen is currently four years in remission!

BROADCAST:

Service Electric's TV2 Sports will again be broadcasting all of the Phantoms' regular season home games live during the 2018-19 season. If you can't make it out to the rink, be sure to catch all the exciting action in high definition with Steve Degler, Todd Fedoruk, Doug Heater, Dan Fremuth and Kristi Fulkerson!

And be sure to catch each and every Phantoms game this season live on 1470-AM WSAN, 790-AM WAEB or via the Phantoms365 app! Join the Voice of the Phantoms, Bob Rotruck, for all of the heart-pumping action of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey whether the team is at home or on the road.

TICKETS & INFO

Tickets for each and every Phantoms home game throughout the 2018-19 season are available online at pplcenter.com, by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499] or in-person at the QNB Box Office [7th & Hamilton].


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