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Coming Home with a Win Streak

January 24, 2023

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms (19-14-5) open a season-long five-game homestand at PPL Center following a perfect 3-0-0 road trip to Cleveland and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The Phantoms are tied for fourth place in the Atlantic Division and will tangle with rivals Hershey (twice) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton this week.
Upcoming home games on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday also include some great promotions:
– Wednesday is Pregame Happy Hour with $2 Milller Lites and Yuenglings
– Friday is Flyers Night featuring Gritty and also legendary Flyers P.A. Announcer Lou Nolan
– Saturday is meLVin Youth Winer Hats from Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital for the first 2,000 fans age 12 and under

WEEKLY RECAP
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Phantoms 3 – Monsters 1
Lehigh Valley took a series-opening win at the Cleveland Monsters on goals by Ronnie Attard (5th) and Louie Belpedio (3rd) as well as an empty-netter by Bobby Brink (3rd). Felix Sandstrom backstopped the victory with 28 saves on 29 shots. Lehigh Valley’s penalty kill was key in the triumph with a perfect 6-for-6 performance including three straight kills in the first period.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Phantoms 2 – Monsters 1 (OT)
The Phantoms largely dominated the Cleveland Monsters and eventually broke through against goalie Jet Greaves when Louie Belpedio (4th) scored his second overtime winner of the season after a breakaway retrieval by Artem Anisimov. Olle Lycksell (7th) also struck for the Phantoms while Felix Sandstrom finished up his two-week conditioning loan with a 20-save performance.

Friday, January 20, 2023
Phantoms 5 – Penguins 2
Tyson Foerster (12th, 13th) scored a pair of goals for the Phantoms while Wyatte Wylie (2nd), Bobby Brink (4th) and Jordy Bellerive (4th) also tickled the twine in a dominating win at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Cal O’Reilly’s assist on Wyatte Wylie’s goal in the first period propelled the Phantoms’ captain into elite company with is 700th career point as he became only the 25th AHL player to achieve the milestone. The Phantoms blew away the Penguins with a season-best four-goal outburst in a single period basically putting away the game in the impressive second period. Sam Ersson returned to the Phantoms and racked up 28 saves in his first game back with Lehigh Valley. The two rivals got feisty in the third period with four separate fights including Bobby Brink’s first career pro fight and…

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