By Gary R. Blockus
A Sporting Life.net
On Tuesday at noon, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms announced that they will be hosting the Charlotte Checkers in back-to-back games to kick off their home exhibition season for the 2016-17 American Hockey League season, the Phantoms’ third season playing in Allentown’s PPL Center.
The Phantoms will host the Checkers, the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, 7:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7 and again at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, October 8.
The AHL announced the entire 2016-17 regular season schedule last week. The PPL Center hockey season opens 7:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 when the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers host the New Jersey Devils in an exhibition game. The Flyers are the Phantoms’ parent club.
The Phantoms kick off the regular season 7:05 p.m. Oct. 15 at home against the Springfield Falcons.
Tickets for the Oct. 7 exhibition game are available here:
Tickets for the Oct. 8 exhibition game are available here: