Lehigh Valley Phantoms Hockey Team Opens Merchandise Kiosk in Lehigh Valley Mall in Time for Holiday Shopping
LEHIGH VALLEY, PA | The Phantoms, the American Hockey League’s top development team of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced today it has opened a merchandise kiosk inside the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, Pa., offering Lehigh Valley Phantoms-branded items in time for the holidays. The announcement was made by the Phantoms organization.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms kiosk is near Starbucks on the first floor of the Lehigh Valley Mall, which is located at the intersection of Routes 145 and 22. The kiosk will be open during regular mall hours and offer a great selection of team-branded items.
“The fan support we’re receiving in the Greater Lehigh Valley region is tremendous,” said Rob Brooks, co-owner of the Phantoms. “Opening season is still 10 months away, and we’ve already sold 2,600 season tickets. Our fans have been asking us for Lehigh Valley Phantoms team merchandise, so we’re thrilled to launch our first local retail outlet for them.”
About The Phantoms:
The Phantoms are the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers. They were established in 1996, playing their first 13 seasons in the Spectrum in Philadelphia, and currently reside in Glens Falls, NY, until PPL Center in Allentown, PA., is completed for the 2014-15 season. The Phantoms have won two Calder Cup Championships and have developed many players who have gone on to play in the NHL. Several of the more notable players to play with the Phantoms are: Claude Giroux, Danny Briere, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Sean Couturier, R.J. Umberger, Matt Read, Brayden Schenn, James Van Riemsdyk, Ray Emery, Michael Leighton, Zac Rinaldo, Patrick Sharp, Vinny Prospal, and Ruslan Fedotenko.
The Phantoms have made a 30-year commitment to play at PPL Center in Allentown. The puck drops for the Inaugural Season in September of 2014. Phantoms tickets are now on sale, and fans are encouraged to visit the team website at www.lehighvalleyphantoms.com or call the office at (610) 224-GOAL (4625).
About PPL Center:
PPL Center is a state-of-the-art multipurpose arena currently under construction in downtown Allentown, PA. Scheduled to open in the late summer of 2014, the arena will seat more than 10,000 for concerts and more than 8,500 for Phantoms professional hockey games, making it the region’s largest events venue. The amenities-packed PPL Center will host more than 140 events each year, offering something for everyone, including the Phantoms, the AHL affiliate of the NHL Philadelphia Flyers, live concerts, family shows, trade shows, figure skating events, youth sports, high school and collegiate events, Disney on Ice, conferences, graduations and many more events. PPL Center will be the heart of the Lehigh Valley and is currently the main catalyst to the revitalization and growth of downtown Allentown.