Friday, Jan. 5 - Phantoms vs. Lowell, 7:05: The Lowell Devils (New Jersey Devils) visit the Phantoms for the second consecutive weekend, this time coming in for a Friday tilt at the Spectrum. Lowell beat the Phantoms 3-1 in last Saturday's outing, the last of 2006 for Philadelphia. The Phantoms will be looking to neutralize Chris Minard, who had two goals in last Friday's contest.
Saturday, Jan. 6 - Phantoms at Binghamton, 7:05: Philadelphia makes another trek north to visit the Binghamton Senators (Ottawa Senators) at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena. The Senators start the week just one point behind the Phantoms in the East Division standings with a record of 11-21-1-2 for 25 points. Jeff Heerema leads the Senators in scoring with 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points in 35 games. Former Phantoms defenseman Charlie Cook has four points and eight assists in 30 games for Binghamton this season.
Monday, Jan. 8 - Phantoms vs. Grand Rapids, 7:05: The Phantoms and Grand Rapids Griffins (Detroit Red Wings) will get together a day later than originally planned when they face off on Monday night. The game was originally scheduled for Jan. 7, but was moved due to the Eagles-Giants playoff game. Grand Rapids starts the week in fourth place in the North Division with a record of 15-15-4-2 for 36 points. Leading scorer Kip Miller has 15 goals and 24 assists for 39 points in 36 games. All tickets for January 7 will be honored for January 8, or can be exchanged for any remaining regular season game.
Tickets for all Phantoms regular season games are now available! As always, kids tickets for all Phantoms games are just $8.00. Purchase online at phantomshockey.com or to charge by phone, call 1-800-298-4200.
STAY WARM AND GET SOME EXERCISE THIS WEEK WITH THE PHANTOMS
The Phantoms have another weekend stuffed with great hockey, a great giveaway, and a great postgame event! On Friday, the first 5,000 fans through the doors for the Phantoms tilt with Lowell will receive a Phantoms Fleece Blanket courtesy of Dodge. Then on Monday, fans under 14 can bring their skates to the game and skate with their favorite Phantoms after the game.
Like seeing your goals up in lights? Then this weekend is for you, when the Phantoms welcome the Litnets lighted net back for a return engagement. The special net, which is outfitted with 1500 LED lights in the posts and crossbar, was used in several games earlier this season. When the Phantoms score, the net lights up, adding a whole new twist to the excitement of a goal. Don't miss it!
CHUCK YOUR PUCKS
Phantoms Charities continues this Friday with its Chuck O' Puck promotion in the second intermission. The Phantoms Wives are sponsoring the event, which will happen at every Friday game over the rest of the season. Pucks are $2 apiece or three for $5, and fans can use their skill to toss those pucks on the ice in the second intermission. The puck closest to the target will win half of the monies raised on the evening, while the other half will go to Phantoms Charities.
GET THE CROSS-CHECK PACKAGE
The Phantoms are offering a new Cross-Check package with the new year! The new deal gets you eight Phantoms tickets to use in any combination you wish to any home game this year, plus two Flyers tickets to your choice of the Feb. 15 game against Toronto or the March 6 game vs. New Jersey. The package is just $150, and supplies are limited! Call the Phantoms at 215-465-4522 for more details.
Through 33 games this season, the Phantoms have seen 103 player transactions. A year ago, the Phantoms had 162 transactions for the entire season... 36 players have appeared in a game for the Phantoms this season. A 37th, goaltender John DeCaro, has dressed but has not played. The Phantoms used 38 players through all of last season... The Phantoms played Hershey on Dec. 27 and play Norfolk on Jan. 21. The 11-game span between those two contests is the longest the Phantoms will go this season without playing either Hershey, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton or Norfolk, which start 2007 as the top three teams in the Eastern Conference and as three of the top four teams in the entire league. The Phantoms play those three teams a total of 32 times during the season, which represents 40 percent of the team's overall schedule.
Every Phantoms game this season is being broadcast with streaming video through the league's partnership with B2 Networks. A ticket for the game is $6, which allows fans to watch the game via a broadband Internet connection from their own homes! B2 is offering the new Power Play package this season, which offers fans the opportunity to purchase a season pass to all 80 games for as little as $150, a savings of almost 70 percent off the regular price. Visit Phantoms Hockey - A Spirited Website
for more details.
All kids tickets for all Phantoms games are just $8. To purchase, go to phantomshockey.com or call 1-800-298-4200.
Date Opponent Site Time
Friday, Jan. 5 Lowell Devils Wachovia Spectrum 7:05
Saturday, Jan. 6 Binghamton Senators Broome County VMA 7:05
Monday, Jan. 8 Grand Rapids Griffins Wachovia Spectrum 7:05 (date change)
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS
Date Opponent Site W-L Score
Tuesday, Dec. 26 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Wachovia Arena W 3-1
Wednesday, Dec. 27 Hershey Bears GIANT Center L 4-1
Friday, Dec. 29 Providence Bruins Wachovia Spectrum L 4-3 (SO)
Saturday, Dec. 30 Lowell Devils Wachovia Spectrum L 3-1
RECORD: 12-19-1-1, 26 pts, 6th, East Division