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Phantoms Meet Hot Hershey Tonight in Allentown



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Winger Olle Lycksell leads the Lehigh Valley Phantoms with 30 points, including 23 assists. Photo: Zack Hill.

UPDATE: The Phantoms whipped Hershey, 5-2, as Cooper Marody collected three assists. Louie Belpedio, Bobby Brink, Kevin Connauton, and Tyson Foerster scored within a six-minute, second-period stretch to key the win.

With the Philadelphia Flyers off this week because of the All-Star break, hockey- hungry fans can head to Allentown — home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms — to see some of their top prospects.

The Phantoms are the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate.

Lehigh Valley (20-16-5) will have a difficult challenge Wednesday night as they meet Hershey (28-9-5) at the PPL Center. Hershey has points in eight of its last night games.

Former Phantom Mike Vecchione (14 goals, 34 points), an AHL All-Star, is among Hershey’s top players. He has nine points (4-5) in seven games against the Phantoms this season. The former Union College standout has played in three NHL games — two with the Flyers and one with the Washington Capitals.

The Phantoms will also have a diffcult test Friday as they host Providence (24-9-9).

Winger Olle Lycksell leads the Phantoms with 30 point (7-23), followed by All-Star right winger Tyson Foerster with 28 (15-13), and Elliott Desnoyers with 23 (14-9).

Goalie Sam Ersson, who went 5-0 with the Flyers this season, is 11-9-1 with the Phantoms, and has a 2.76 GAA and .909 save percentage.

Defenseman Adam Ginning (6-4, 205) leads Lehigh Valley with a plus-18 rating. Ginning, 23, was selected by the Flyers in the second round (50th overall) of the 2018 draft. He had been playing in Sweden before coming to North America this season.

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