Game Day: @LVPhantoms vs. @TheHersheyBears

Pre-Game, from the Miller Lite Loft. Photo: @Kram209

Pre-Game, from the Miller Lite Loft.
Photo: @Kram209

WHEN:     Tonight, October 1 2014.  7:05PM Puck Drops.  6:05PM Doors Open

WHERE:   PPL Center, Allentown PA

RADIO:     AM-1470 + IHeartRadio App (interned delay).  In the arena:  FM 89.9  PreGame: 6:20PM   Bob Rotruck on the call.

TELEVISION: Service Electric TV-2.  Pre-Game Show 6:30PM.  Steve Degler and Doug Heater on the call.

TICKETS:   PPL Center Box Office or 610-347-TIXX.  Also, box office 7th/Hamilton Gate.  $12/$15 (plus fees)  Good seats still available.

PARKING:  Use the interactive parking map at and/or see my customized map below.  If coming from the North/RT22, my advice is to avoid 7th Street altogether.  If coming from the East/Linden Street, park before you get to the intersection of 7th and Linden.  Avoid that intersection at all costs.  DO NOT plan to park in the arena garage unless you have a pass for there.  Parking: $6

WHO TO WATCH: Young prospects Scott Laughton and Shayne Gostisbehere were officially added to the Phantoms roster today.  Laughton, the 2012 first round pick, reportedly skated this morning and should be in the lineup tonight–perhaps centering the first line, although I’ve also heard he may be a late scratch, too.  We’ll see, I guess.

It’s not clear if Gostisbehere, the 21 year-old speedy defenseman from Florida, will make it to Allentown in time for the game tonight.  He last played for the Flyers Monday versus the Rangers.

Veteran center and big, tough guy (6-4/230) Zack Stortini has been placed on waivers by the Flyers for the purpose of assignment to the Phantoms.  I doubt we’ll see him tonight–but if we do, he’d get my vote for “most likely to drop the gloves.”

20-year-old Canadian Taylor Leier has shown the ability to put the biscuit in the basket so far this pre-season.  Look for him to get a goal tonight if he plays.

If he starts in goal, 20-year-old New Jersey native Anthony Stolarz is considered a top prospect.  I thought he looked really good in the first period the other night, but did allow a couple goals following defensive breakdowns in the second.

I’m also not sure about the availability of 19-year-old Swede Robert Hagg.  The defenseman is also considered a top prospect and a player to watch.

I’ll post lines, defensive pairings, and goal starter if they are announced in time.  Also keep in mind, internet/cell access within the arena has been a problem.

Parking Routes in Red.  Modification (c) Kram209

Parking Routes in Red. Modification (c) Kram209

See you at the arena!


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Categories: Kram's Korner - From the Club Level, Phantoms Hockey

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4 replies

  1. Ein andere gute Meldung, wie immer.

    Heute Abend haben wir unser erste echte Eishockeyspiel im Palast des Sports. Ganz klar eine historische Gelegenheit. Wer kann das erste Tor aller Zeit schiessen?

    Hoffentlich, der Torhueter fuer den Washington Capitals heute Abend wird PHILIPP GRUBAUER sein. 17 Mal im letzten Saison hat er in der NHL erschienen. Und auch zwei Spiele mit Deutschland beim IIHF Weltmeisterschaften im Fruehlung.

    Kann Phantoms-Stuermer MARCEL NOEBELS ein Tor gegen seinen Landsmann heute Abend treffen?

  2. Hey Colonel… 🙂

    SECTV’s crew has Degler and (as I suspected) Brian Boucher (onetime Flyers goalie, who worked with Degs on two Adirondack games against nearby opposition tail-end of last season) upstairs in the booth, and Heater in the intermission studio inside Chickie’s and Pete’s occasionally joined by Kristy Fulkerson who also does end-of-period coach-or-player interviews.

  3. Am Ende, war es ein echte Testspiel.

    Die beiden Mannschaften hatten vielen Cracks, der spielte nicht. Zum Beispiel die drei Verteidiger (Nate Schmidt, Steve Olesky, and Patrick Wey) noch bei den Washington Capitals. Der deutsche Torhueter Grubauer hat heute Abend gegen die Buffalo Sabres gespielt — Grubauer oder Justin Peters wird zu Hershey bald versendet.

    Gostisbehere, Haag und Laughton — alle nicht im Trikot auch.

    Ich fand die Angriff der Phantome sehr schwach — 8 Mal in der Ueberzahl aber ein Tor nicht treffen koennen!

    Hershey Bears hatten kein Glueck mit mindestens zwei Pfostenschuesse … Doch noch, sie haben gut mit dem Unterzahltor durch den russischen Stuermer gemacht.

    Es war wie ein europaeisches Eishockeyspiel — es gab keine Zweikaempfe!


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