Positions Open For Election to the Phantoms Youth Board

Board-GraphicTo: All Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Families
From: Alec Weiss, President
Date: February 9, 2016
RE: Open Board of Director Elections

Phantoms Youth Families:

This year the following Executive Board positions are open for elections which will be held during the April 2016 General Membership meeting:

  • President
  • Vice President of External Affairs
  • Secretary

Any member in good standing may express their interest in running for these open positions by contacting a member of the board of directors.

Duties for each of these positions is as follows:


  • Have general and active supervision of the affairs of the Club and shall preside at its meetings including those of the Executive Board, Board of Directors and the general membership;
  • Perform all duties as may be assigned by the Executive Board;
  • Have the power to make decisions arising from emergencies not provided for in the rules, regulations, and bylaws, until such time as the Board of Directors may act on them;
  • Be responsible, along with the Treasurer, for ensuring that players who are delinquent in paying fees do not participate in on-ice activities;
  • Must attend all meetings that the league requires the club president to be present;
  • Recommend to the Board for approval a Referee Assignor concurrent with the President’s term of office;
  • Chair the Bylaws Committee; and
  • Attend the League and Association Meetings of which the club’s teams are members of and report the minutes to the Organization’s Board (when required).

Vice President of External Affairs

  • Assist the President in the overseeing of the affairs of the club;
  • Act in the President’s place (2nd authority) when the President is not available or as earlier authorized;
  • Chair the Grievance Committee;
  • Attend the League and Association Meetings of which the club’s teams are members of and report the minutes to the Organization’s Board (when required).;
  • Oversee media/community relations; Oversee home tournaments;
  • Approve Fundraisers;
  • Oversee special events;
  • Responsible for nominating the Tournament Director, Media/Community Relations Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator. These appointments coincide with the Vice President External Affair’s term and are subject to the Approval of the Executive Board; and
  • Perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the President.


  • Record minutes of all Board meetings;
  • Send a copy of the minutes to all Board Members at least one week prior to the next scheduled Board Meeting;
  • Post approved minutes on Organization’s Bulletin Board (www.phantomsyouth.org);
  • Post the opening Board positions, and the date of the general meeting on the Organization’s website by the last day of February;
  • Maintain a file of birth certificate copies of all current registered players and coordinate submittal of the same with the Registrar for the USA Hockey roster verification process;
  • Maintain a file of Medical Releases for players returning from injury during the current season and notify the coach of receipt of the same;
  • Attend the League and Association Meetings of which the club’s teams are members of and report the minutes to the Organization’s Board (when required); and
  • Perform such additional duties as may be assigned by the President.

Any member in good standing may express their interest in running for these open positions by contacting a member of the board of directors.

An organization is only as good as those who volunteer and assist in its ongoing mission. Please consider giving your time to Phantoms Youth Hockey. Thank you!

Website Moving to Pointstreak; Are YOU our Next Webmaster?


The Phantoms Youth website will very soon have a new look.

On Thursday, February 11th, we will be switching to Pointstreak as our website content management system. Through support provided by the Philadelphia Flyers, all DVHL teams are able to use this system free of charge. Using Pointstreak will allow us better integration with the DVHL’s scheduling, rostering and statistics. It will also simplify and consolidate our registration system as we move toward evaluations and registration for the 2016-2017 season.

Are YOU our next Webmaster?

We are actively searching for a Webmaster/Director of Media who will take over the management of the website.

This person also handles our Social Media accounts (Facebook and Twitter), as well as our newsletter/email blasts. Basically this person manages all communication concerning the Phantoms Youth to its members. Is this you? We want to fill this position as soon as possible, so please consider filling this important role in our organization. The Webmaster/Director of Media sits on the Phantoms Youth Board, and is appointed by the VP of External Affairs. Technical knowledge of the web is NOT necessary. The Pointstreak and email systems are built for management by volunteers—ordinary folks like us.

If you are interested, contact Alec Weiss. If you have questions about the technical side of things, contact David Beedle


Award Nominations for the 2015-16 Season Are Open

Phantoms-Awards-ArtBesides team awards, the Phantoms Youth has several major honors that they give out at the end of the season. Several of these are open to nomination from the entire membership, others from specific demographics in our membership.

All the information on these awards (and also an opportunity to make a nomination) can be found by clicking here. (The link also in under the “Resources” tab.)

Awards and scholarships on this page are:

  • THE DOUG GEHMAN AWARD (Volunteer for organization)
  • THE MICHAEL KOVACS AWARD (Midget 16 or 18 player)
  • THE DANNY SALKO AWARD (Midget 16 or 18 player)
  • THE DAVE REGAN AWARD (Bantam Goalie. Voted on by coaches only.)

Please note all nominations must be submitted to Alec Weiss prior to Feb 20th.

Our Next Try Hockey for Free Day is Saturday, February 20th

No equipment. No experience. No problem!

Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth, in conjunction with USA Hockey and the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, are offering a Try Hockey for Free event on Saturday, February 20 at 1:30 PM. This event is for boys and girls ages 4-10. No experience necessary.

Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring hockey equipment if they have it (including sticks), but if not, they should bring a helmet (a bike helmet is fine), and warm winter gloves or mittens. They should also wear a sweatshirt and warm, comfortable pants. Free skate rentals will be provided for those who do not have skates.

We will have Phantoms Youth players and coaches on hand to help out and teach some hockey basics! If you are interested in volunteering in some way, or for more information, please contact Karen Trackim via email by clicking here.

Please spread the word!

To register go to www.tryhockeyforfree.com.
Be sure to select the Steel Ice Center location when you register.

— Latest News & Announcements —

Squirt A Goes For The Gold – Go 4 The Goal Charity

Go 4 The Goal (01-31)

On January 31st, Squirt A showed their support for the Go 4 The Goal charity.  Players from our Squirt A and the Jr. Blue Hens teams wore gold laces during the game to help build awareness for pediatric cancer research. Kudos to our Squirt A team for raising $180 for this charity.  Good job boys!!

You are encouraged to visit their website – http://www.go4thegoal.org/

Tournament Success for Phantoms Youth Teams

The Martin Luther King Weekend brought success for a number of Phantoms Youth teams at tournaments.

Bantam A

Bantam A tournnament MLK

Bantam A visited Whitestown, NY to participate in the Mark Mowers Bantam/Pee-Wee Shootout and emerged victorious! The team faced Whitestown, Hudson Valley, and Salmon River and won convincingly with scores of 8-0, 5-0, and 9-0, respectively. Shawn Mika was in goal for the three shutouts and excellent team play contributed to the successful outcomes! The tournament awarded an MVP to each team after each game. Bantam A decided as a group beforehand that they would take the MVP awards as a team and not individually. This has been their mentality all season. Unselfish play and mutual respect was on display at all times. In the championship game, Bantam A once again faced Whitestown and came away with a decisive 6-1 win! Congratulations Bantam A!

Bantam B


Bantam B dominated in their first three games at the Three Rivers Cup in Pittsburgh, 7-0, 4-1, 5-2, and secured a berth in the Championship Game. They came home with silver medals and great memories of hard-fought contests and the biggest wins of the season. Congratulations Bantam B! (More photos can be found on the Bantam B page)

Midget 16A Orange


Midget 16A Orange competed at the Pittsburgh Mid-Winter Classic, went 2-2, and narrowly missing a crack at the championship game. An awesome effort by the team!

— Other Recent News —

WE HAVE MOVED! To a new website.

Please visit us at Pointstreak for all our current news, events and tryout dates!  You don’t want to miss all the great things happening with our LVPY Tier 1 program!


We are also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

Girls Developmental Ice Hockey – Revamped!!

PY-Girls-LogoWe are pleased to offer our newly revamped Girls Developmental Ice Hockey program! Girls of ALL ages are invited to join us on Wednesdays, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm to learn basic hockey skills such as shooting, passing, and stick-handling, while also working on skating skills. There are no games; this is just a chance to come out and learn the basic skills to play! Price is $400 for the full season (September to mid-February) but fees will be pro-rated based on when you join. Full ice hockey equipment is required. Please see the attached flyer/registration form. Contact Karen Trackim here with any questions or if you would like to join!

Click here to view/download Girls Developmental Form