Phantoms Youth Girls Hockey Clinic Draws Big Crowd

PY-Girls-IconThe Phantoms Youth held a free “Power Skills” girls clinic on April 17 to kick-off their Girls Program for the 2014-2015 season!  The clinic was led by Lauren Patterson, who has played for the CWHL (Canadian Women’s Hockey League) Boston Blades and Sasha Sherry, 3-time National Champion with Princeton!  Lauren will be the head coach of the new Girls 14U travel team for the Phantoms Youth.  Goodie Bags were supplied by WHIP Hockey, exclusive supplier of hockey equipment to the CWHL.  There was a nice turnout of girls in all age groups!  (16U, 14U, 12U)  More girls’ clinics are planned for the future!  Evaluations for the Girls Team will be held on April 29 and April 30.  For more details, click the Evaluations Tab or contact Karen Trackim, New Player Coordinator.

All Girls Summer Hockey Camp Announced – June 27-29

The Steel Ice Center has Announced Princeton University All-American Sasha Sherry’s All Girls Summer Hockey Camp

  • Open to ages PeeWee to Midgets
  • JUNE 27-JUNE 29
  • Three Hours On Ice x Three Days
  • Friday 6PM to 10PM
  • Saturday 9AM -1PM
  • Sunday 9AM – 1PM
  • $195

  • Power Skating
  • Passing Stick Handling 
  • Puck Control
  • Small Games
  • Puck Protection 
  • Shooting
  • Chalk Talk
  • Off Ice 
  • Daily Scrimmage

This Clinic is Presented by the Steel Ice Center. No cash refunds(Rink credit only) Contact Rik at hockey sic@ptd.net or Call 610-625-4774 Ex 225 for more information. Download the Flyer here: Sasha Summer camp 2014 revised


For more information about the Phantoms Youth Girls program, click the link on the sidebar on the home page, or click here.

Flames Celebrate In Style

Almost seven hundred people attended the final Flames Awards Banquet on Sunday at the Sands Event Center to Celebrate the 2013-2014. Recognition of the final class of Flames teams from Mites to Midget 18 took place , along with special recognition to the Pediatric Cancer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Flames Alumni Jake Leamer, the Carmody and Torchbearer Scholarships, Coaches, Volunteers, and a behind the scenes view of the PPL Center presented by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Thank you to everyone for attending and making this such a special evening. We will have many more photos to share in the upcoming days.

On-Line Registration for Evaluations is Now Active.

We are happy to announce that the on-line registration portal for Phantoms Youth Tier 2 Evaluations (DVHL—levels AA, A and B) is now active.

Thanks to all our members for your extreme patience as we worked through an involved process with our registration vendor. We know this took longer than we anticipated, and we appreciate your ongoing support as we start a new chapter in the life of Lehigh Valley youth hockey as the Phantoms Youth.

NOTE: On-line Evaluation Registration for Girls U14 is now active and part of the Registration form.

To register click here:


Spread The Word: Special Goalie Fees Start This Season!

Phantoms Youth is happy to announce that for the 2014-2015 season, full-time goalies will have a reduced fees. The season fee for Squirt full-time goalies will be $500, and full-time goalie fees for PeeWee and above will be $750.

NOTE: Season fees for all levels will be announced shortly. We estimate our season fees will be at the same level or slightly above last years fees, based on projected ice fees, number of players and teams, league fees and referee fees. As a reference you can view last season’s playing fees here.

If you have any questions, contact us.


Latest News & Announcements

Election Results

Congratulations to Sandy Steidel (President), Larry Fortunado (Secretary) and Dana Bender (VP of External Affairs) on their election to the Phantoms Youth Board of Directors.

Also, a very big Thank You to Mark Gutekunst on his many years of volunteer service as the Flames VP of External Affairs. Mark was the driving force in many of the community outreach and volunteer efforts in which our organization took part, and he made sure the Flames were in the forefront of youth sports in the Lehigh Valley. We are indebted to his tireless efforts in helping to make our organization what it is today.

Check out these Two Summer Camps at Steel Ice Center

Camp Corupe July 14-18th 2014



  • If registered online and paid deposit by June 1st 2014 cost is $399 for players. If registered after June 1st cost is $409.
  • Goalies $100
  • 2 Groups Ages 7-11, 12-14 : Max 32 players, 4 goalies per group
  • 2.5 Hours of Ice each day
  • 1 hour off ice training each day, 1 hour of fun games each day
  • A healthy Lunch will be provided each day
  • Sports Drinks served all day
  • Campers will receive a Camp Corupe Jersey and Camp Corupe giveaways!!

High Performance Hockey Camp: July 28th – August 1st , 2014


  • If registered by May 15th cost is $395, after May 15th cost is $425.
  • Goalies $100
  • 2 Groups: Squirt/PeeWee and Bantam/Midget- Max 32 players, 4 goalies per group
  • 2.5 Hours of Ice each day
  • 1 hour off ice training each day, 1 hour classroom each day
  • Campers must provide their own lunch each day
  • Bottled water and fresh fruit will be provided
  • Campers will receive a High Performance Hockey Jersey and High Performance Hockey water bottle!!

View/Download HPH Brochure:
2014 HPH Lehigh Valley Brochure

Social Media Update

The new Phantoms Youth Facebook and Twitter pages are now live! So, to stay informed and involved via social media, please be sure to Like the Phantoms Youth Facebook Page (in Facebook, search “Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Hockey”) and on Twitter (@PhantomsYouth). Tier 1 has dedicated Facebook and Twitter pages too. (In Facebook, search “Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Tier 1 Hockey”) and on Twitter (@PhantomsYouthT1).

The current Flames Facebook and Twitter pages will remain live until the transition is complete.

Spread the news! Here are the direct links:

Official Phantoms Press Release

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Partner with
Youth Hockey Organization

Lehigh Valley Flames to Change Name to Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth

AHL Team Plans to Support Regional Youth Hockey with Clinics and
Event Nights for Players and Coaches

Lehigh Valley, PA | March 13, 2014 – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey team today entered into a partnership with regional youth hockey organization the Lehigh Valley Flames. The announcement was made by Jim and Rob Brooks, co-owners of the American Hockey League (AHL) team.

“We are proud to kick off our support of youth hockey in the Lehigh Valley,” said Rob Brooks. “There is a lot of energy for youth hockey in the community, and we want to continue to grow that by supporting organizations that promote the positive impact hockey can have on children. We are excited that the Flames organization will now be known as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth. The board, the players and the parents represent exactly what Jim and I feel youth hockey should be about.”

The Flames, which are based at the Steel Ice Rink in Bethlehem and play in the Delaware Valley Hockey League, will officially become the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth and begin to use the official Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth team logo with “Youth” incorporated into it. The AHL team’s players and coaches will hold instructional clinics throughout the year for the organization. Additionally, each youth team will be visited by a Phantoms player and have the opportunity to participate in game-day events at PPL Center where the Lehigh Valley Phantoms will play, beginning in the fall of 2014.

“Our entire organization is thrilled about this partnership,” said Sandy Steidel, President of the Flames. “The Lehigh Valley Phantoms’ arrival in the area is going to raise the level of youth hockey regionally. But, more importantly, the Phantoms organization is about more than just improving youth hockey skills – it is about sportsmanship, integrity and helping kids grow into fine young men and women.”


Jim Brooks (L) and Rob Brooks (R), owners of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms with Sandy Steidel (C), president of the Flames, with the Flames Mite Teams. (Click image for larger view.)

About LV Flames:

The Lehigh Valley Flames are one of the largest organizations in the Delaware Valley Hockey League, with 16 teams Tier 2 teams playing in the 2013-2014 season, and Tier 1 teams joining the Atlantic Youth Hockey League this season. The Flames mission is to be the premier youth hockey organization in the  DVHL and AYHL — building on our long history and tradition of ice hockey in the Lehigh Valley — while providing the youth of the Lehigh Valley the most rewarding ice hockey experience possible.

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, Michael Leighton, Zac Rinaldo, Patrick Sharp, Ray Emery, Vinny Prospal, and Ruslan Fedotenko.

The Phantoms have made a 30-year commitment to play at PPL Center in Allentown, beginning in the fall 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).

Media Contact:

Jeff Vaughan
Lehigh Valley Phantoms/Vaughan Communications Group