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Phantoms Unveil Calder Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

April 15, 2017 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Lehigh Valley Phantoms News Release

Phantoms Unveil Calder Cup Playoffs First Round Schedule

Lehigh Valley to Host Games 1 & 2 Next Friday and Saturday

April 15, 2017

Lehigh Valley, PA - The Calder Cup Playoffs are nearly here, it's time to Rally the Valley!

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce the schedule for their opening round, best-of-five series with the Hershey Bears. The Phantoms, who earned home-ice advantage as a result of finishing second in the tightly-contested Atlantic Division, will open at PPL Center with Game 1 on Friday, April 21 at 7:05 p.m. followed by Game 2 on Saturday, April 22 at 7:05 p.m. If necessary, decisive Game 5 will then take place back in downtown Allentown on Sunday, April 30 at 5:05 p.m.

Please see below a complete breakdown of Lehigh Valley's first round schedule.

Game 1 - Friday, April 21, 7:05 p.m. - PPL Center

Game 2 - Saturday, April 22, 7:05 p.m. - PPL Center

Game 3 - Wednesday, April 26, 7:00 p.m. - Giant Center

Game 4* - Saturday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. - Giant Center

Game 5* - Sunday, April 30, 5:05 p.m. - PPL Center

*If necessary

This is the Phantoms' 11th postseason appearance in franchise history and the Phantoms have captured two Calder Cup championships (1998, 2005) in the team's 20-year history.

Lehigh Valley posted a 7-4-1 mark in 12 regular season meetings with the Bears.

Playoff strips, 10-game flex packs, group tickets, and single game tickets to the 2017 Calder Cup Playoffs are on sale now!

Be here for every home playoff game in your same great seats with the Playoff strip and receive a Phantoms Playoff T-Shirt with each seat. The "pay as we play" option offers a convenient payment plan and the largest discount on tickets.

Flex packs will give you the flexibility of selecting the games and number of tickets you want. For more information on our playoff packages, contact the Phantoms office at 610-224-GOAL [4625].

Individual tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 610-347-TIXX [8499].

For the latest Phantoms news, visit or follow the team on Facebook (, Twitter ( @lvphantoms), Instagram ( @lehighvalleyphantoms) and Snapchat (lvphantoms).

The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and are in the midst of their third campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. 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 20 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms 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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