Lehigh Valley, Pa. – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are proud to honor and thank all the brave men and women who protect and keep the Lehigh Valley safe as we host First Responders Night on March 13, 2019 when the Phantoms play the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at 7:05pm.
“We really wanted to hold this night as a way to say thank you to all the brave men and women who work tirelessly to keep our community safe and to honor them at a Phantoms game.” – said Lehigh Valley Phantoms Executive Vice President, Chris Porreca.
Fans can help us thank our first responders through one of our three special First Responder packages available for the night. Tickets from each package will be given to local police, fire, and emergency medical services personnel departments and their families to come out and relax and enjoy some Phantoms hockey. Packages include complimentary tickets as a thank you for your purchase, as well as the opportunity to receive a specialty first responder jersey or an autographed puck with your purchase. Purchasers will be recognized on the video board during the game as well as the website and Phantoms app for their contribution and support.
First responder vehicles will be at the PPL Center entrances when you arrive at the game so you can take your picture with a real local police car or ambulance.
Various first responder organizations will have table displays spread throughout the concourse with information on their groups.
Season tickets offering a wide range of benefits as well as 20-Game and 12-Game plans are available by calling the Phantoms at 610-224-GOAL (4625).
The Phantoms are coming off an incredibly successful fourth campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center in which the team claimed the Atlantic Division Championship and finished with the AHL’s second-most wins (47) along with the league’s second-highest standings points total (104) while advancing to the third round of the Calder Cup Playoffs for just the fourth time in franchise history.
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 22 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have qualified for the Calder Cup Playoffs 12 times and have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and now five Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04, 2017-18).
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