The Lehigh Valley Phantoms are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) that plays at the PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
In March 2011, plans were announced for the PPL Center. The arena is located in downtown Allentown taking up the entire block between 7th and 8th St. and Hamilton Blvd. and Linden St. Demolition at the arena site began in January 2012.
In February 2012, it was announced that the Adirondack Phantoms, a franchise that originated as the Philadelphia Phantoms, would relocate to the PPL from Glens Falls, New York.
The franchise originally intended to begin play in Allentown in 2013, however, due to litigation over the construction of the PPL Center they did not play until the 2014–15 AHL season. The purple used since the team's inception was replaced by electric blue when the team relocated to the Lehigh Valley.
The arena has been consistently full. During the 2015–16 season, the PPL Center was filled at a 97.9% capacity on average, and had 24 sellouts in the 38 Phantoms home games, including the last 13.
The Phantoms finished 7th in the AHL attendance rankings with an average of 8,244 fans, surpassed only by teams who played in larger venues.
|Calder Cup Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||League Leader|
|2014–15||76||33||35||7||1||74||.487||194||237||4th, East||2015||Did not qualify|
|2015–16||76||34||35||4||3||75||.493||215||222||7th, Atlantic||2016||Did not qualify|
|2016–17||76||48||23||5||0||101||.664||260||219||2nd, Atlantic||2017||L, 2–3, HER||—||—||—|
|Totals||228||115||93||16||4||250||.548||669||678||1 Playoff Appearance|
- Goals: Greg Carey, 28 (2016–17)
- Assists: Andy Miele, 44 (2016–17)
- Points: T. J. Brennan, 60 (2016–17)
- Penalty Minutes: Jay Rosehill, 219 (2014–15)
- GAA: Anthony Stolarz, 2.60 (2015–16)
- SV%: Rob Zepp, .917 (2014–15)
- Wins: Alex Lyon (2016–17), 27
- Shutouts: Alex Lyon (2016–17), 4
- Career Goals: Taylor Leier, 34
- Career Assists: Chris Conner, 73
- Career Points: Taylor Leier, 117
- Career Penalty Minutes: Jay Rosehill, 252
- Career Goaltending Wins: Anthony Stolarz, 48
- Career Shutouts: Alex Lyon, 4
- Career Games: Robert Hagg & Taylor Leier, 192