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PHANTOMS ANNOUNCE ALL-DECADE TEAM

By Matthew Lipcsak 06/03/2020, 10:00am EDT

Fan Vote from May 11-31 Produced Three Forwards, Three Defensemen, a Goalie, and a Coach

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – After a three-week fan vote on YoungstownPhantoms.com, the Youngstown Phantoms are proud to announce the choices for the Youngstown Phantoms All-Decade team from their first ten years of USHL Hockey, 2009/10 – 2019/20. Fans were given the opportunity to select three forwards, two defensemen, one goalie, and one coach on their ballot with the ability to write-in names in the categories as well. The results are as follows, based on the percentage of ballots a name appeared on:

Virtual Scouting Program Goes Live!

By Phantoms Staff 06/02/2020, 2:30pm EDT

Exposure and the ability to showcase talent has been severely limited this spring due to events outside of everyone’s control.  As the only ownership group of both a USHL franchise, The Youngstown Phantoms, and a NAHL franchise, The Maryland Black Bears, Black Bear Sports Group is uniquely positioned to assist young hockey players in getting exposure to the entire hockey operations staff of both the Phantoms and Black Bears.

We are thrilled to present a virtual scouting opportunity that will be focused both on opportunities for players in the near term along with a feedback aimed to help players understand both their strengths and weaknesses as a hockey player with a particular focus on areas that need to be further developed to better prepare them for a future in Junior Hockey.  This feedback will come from both a written evaluation of the reviewed video along with a 15 minute phone call with a member of the coaching staff of one of the two organizations.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Celebrating its 45th season in 2019-20, the NAHL, the only USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier II Junior league boasting 27 teams in 16 states from across North America.  Currently more than 1200 alumni play in the NCAA and 55 more play in the NHL.

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Phantoms Complete Phase I & II of 2020 Draft

By Phantoms Staff 05/06/2020, 5:30pm EDT

Youngstown, Ohio: Over the past two days the Phantoms have been busy shaping their 2020-2021 roster and prospect pool via the Phase 1 and Phase 2 drafts.

On Monday, during the Phase 1 (Futures Draft) the Phantoms selected nine players from the 2004 birth class. The Phase 2 draft on Tuesday saw the Phantoms select an additional 22 players spread out between the 2004-2000 birth class.

The full list of the Phantoms selection is below:

Phase I Draft Picks

Phantoms Pick #1: Round 1 (6th overall pick)

Jack Larrigan | Forward | St. Louis, MO | Shattuck-St. Mary’s Sabres 15’s

Phantoms Pick #2: Round 2 (21st overall pick)

Tyler Catalano | Forward | Fenton, MO | St. Louis Blues AAA 16U

Phantoms Pick #3: Round 3 (36th overall pick)

Jake Furlong | Defense | Upper Tantallon, NS | Mount St. Charles Academy 15’s

Phantoms Pick #4: Round 4 (51st overall pick)

Kenta Isogai | Forward | Nagano, Jap | Okanagan HC Europe U20

Phantoms Pick #5: Round 6 (81st overall pick)

Miles Gunty | Forward | Bethesda, MD | Team Maryland 15’s

Phantoms Pick #6: Round 8 (111st overall pick)

Mario DiMaggio | Defense | St. Louis, MO | St. Louis Blues AAA 16U

Phantoms Pick #7: Round 8 (126th overall pick)

Sam Oliver | Forward | Quispamsis, NB | Rothesay Netherwood Varsity U18

Phantoms Pick #8: Round 10 (141st overall pick)

Tyler Iles | Forward | Potomac Falls, VA | Team Maryland 15’s

Phase II Draft Picks

Phantoms Pick #1: Round 1 (6th overall pick)

Adam Eisele | Forward | Lake Elmo, MN | Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Phantoms Pick #2: Round 2 (22nd overall pick)

William Hillman | Forward | Blainie, MN | Bismarck Bobcats

Phantoms Pick #3: Round 3 (37th overall pick)

Mattias Sholl | Goalie | Hermosa Beach, CA | Fairbanks Ice Dogs

Phantoms Pick #4: Round 4 (52nd overall pick)

Cole Burtch | Forward | Markham, ON | Toronto Patriots

Phantoms Pick #5: Round 5 (68th overall pick)

Jack Mesic | Defense | Plymouth, MI | Amarilla Bulls

Phantoms Pick #6: Round 7 (98th overall pick)

Artur Turansky | Forward | Bratislava, Slv | Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights

Phantoms Pick #7: Round 7 (104th overall pick)

Owen Bartoszkiewicz | Goalie | Northville, Mi | Oakland Jr. Grizzlies

Phantoms Pick #8: Round 8 (113th overall pick)

Kyle Furey | Defense | Marblehead, MA | Lawrence Academy Spartans

Phantoms Pick #9: Round 8 (117th overall pick)

Marcus Joughin | Forward | Tecumseh, ON | New Hampton School Huskies

Phantoms Pick #11: Round 10 (143rd overall pick)

Devon de Vries | Forward | Saint-Lazare, QC | Stanstead College Spartans Varsity

Phantoms Pick #12: Round 11 (158th overall pick)

Justin Ertel | Forward | Mississauga, ON | St. Andrew’s College Varsity

Phantoms Pick #13: Round 12 (173rd overall pick)

Connor McGrath| Forward | Chicago, IL | Detroit Little Caesars 18U

Phantoms Pick #14: Round 13 (188th overall pick)

Isaac MacLeod | Forward | Caledonia, ON | New Hampton School Huskies

Phantoms Pick #15: Round 14 (203rd overall pick)

Levente Keresztes | Forward | Budapest, Hgr | Twin City Thunder

Phantoms Pick #16: Round 15 (218th overall pick)

Jason Stefanek | Forward | Yorba Linda, CA | Anaheim Jr. Ducks 15’s

Phantoms Pick #17: Round 16 (233rd overall pick)

Michael Rubin | Defense | Blauvelt, NY | New Jersey Rockets HC 16U

Phantoms Pick #18: Round 17 (248th overall pick)

Carter Rose | Defense | Brasher Falls, NY | Holderness School Bulls

Phantoms Pick #19: Round 18 (263rd overall pick)

Nick Capasso | Forward | Northford, CT | Avon Old Farms School Winged Beavers

Phantoms Pick #20: Round 19 (278th overall pick)

Antonio Fernandez | Forward | San Jose, CA | Team Illinois 16U

Phantoms Pick #21: Round 20 (293rd overall pick)

Michael Sullo | Forward | Freehold, NJ | Mercer Chiefs 15’s

Phantoms Pick #22: Round 21 (308th overall pick)

Tyler Rose | Defense | Alexandra, VA | Team Maryland 15’s

Brad Patterson, GM and Head Coach tell us, “We are thrilled with how the draft went and are extremely excited to see all of the players here in the near future.  We feel we have added some significant pieces for the 2020-21 season and beyond”.  

Leading up to the draft and throughout the year the Phantoms spend countless man hours in pursuit of up and coming talent from around the globe.  This is obvious when you look at the various leagues and levels that players are selected from prior to joining the Phantoms organization.  Over the course of the last 2 days the Phantoms selected players from all over the world (USA, Canada, Belarus, Japan, Slovakia and Hungary).

Brad Patterson, GM and Head Coach states, “Our scouting and recruiting staff led by Jeff Potter did a tremendous amount of work throughout the season and I think it definitely shows in how our draft went.  We not only added high end hockey players that will help our team on the ice, but we also acquired high character people who will be a direct reflection of our community and ownership group”.

Phantoms Phlex ticket plans for the 2020-2021 season are on sale now starting at just 5 games for $75 including 5 parking passes. Full season tickets start at just $325 for Attaching Zone.  All season tickets include a free beer or fountain drink to every game making for an incredible value.

For more information and to purchase Phantoms tickets, call 330-747-PUCK or visit www.youngstownphantoms.com.

 

 

Multiple Transactions Ahead of 2020 USHL Phase I Draft

By Phantoms Staff 05/06/2020, 5:15pm EDT

Youngstown, Ohio: The Phantoms are pleased to announce they have acquired David Gucciardi, a defenseman from Toronto, Ontario, Canada  and Jaden Grant, a forward from White Lake, Michigan. The Phantoms also acquired a 2020 Phase 1, 3rd round pick. In return we traded affiliate player Scott Morrow, a defenseman from Darien, Connecticut and a 2020 Phase 1, 7th round pick

GM and Head Coach Brad Patterson stated, “By adding David and Jaden to our group we feel we have added 2 key pieces to our 2020-21 roster.  David has the ability to change a game offensively through his skill set, all while being a very passionate and hard to play against Defenseman who has 2 years of junior hockey experience. Jaden is a player every coach wants on his team. He has shown the ability to play in multiple different situations and thrives in a 200ft game. We are excited to add both players to our 2020-21 roster.”

Assistant Coach Jeff Potter says, “We are very excited to add both David and Jaden to our returning core of players.  We have had our eyes on both of these players for some time, and both will have an immediate impact for our organization. We look forward to getting both in a Phantom jersey in the Fall.”

Phantoms Phlex ticket plans for the 2020-2021 season are on sale now starting at just 5 games for $75 including 5 parking pass. Full season tickets start at just $325 for Attaching Zone.  All season tickets include a free beer or fountain drink to every game making for an incredible value.

For more information and to purchase Phantoms tickets, call 330-747-PUCK or visit www.youngstownphantoms.com

Youngstown, Ohio – The Youngstown Phantoms, in conjunction with the United States Hockey League (USHL), has announced that Phantoms Goalie, Colin Purcell has been named to the All-Rookie Second Team for the 2019-2020 season. Purcell is an eligible prospect for the 2020 NHL Draft scheduled for June 26th-27th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Colin Purcell, 18, of Shaker Heights, OH, committed to University of Massachusetts, came to the Youngstown Phantoms as a drafted pick in 2018. Being a first-year goalie in the USHL is extremely difficult, but Collin came in here, won a position battle during the first week of the season and gave us consistent play between the pipes. We had a chance to win every night he was in net. Colin Purcell “It is an honor to be named to the all-rookie second team. I couldn’t have done it without my teammates and the staff.”

“Colin had a tremendous first year here in Youngstown.  His work ethic and approach to the game pave the way for an extremely bright future, both here in Youngstown and beyond.  We are all proud of Colin and his accolades and are eagerly looking forward to his return in the Fall,” said GM and Head Coach Brad Patterson.

Andrew Goldman, Team President said, “It is incredibly challenging to come into this league as a young player and to have success.  For Colin to have the season he did and to watch his development was incredibly rewarding and he deserves a tremendous amount of credit for the work he put in to achieve that success.  I am looking forward to watching him continue that growth this upcoming season.”

Phantoms Phlex ticket plans for the 2020-2021 season are on sale now starting at just 5 games for $75 including 5 parking passes. Full season tickets start at just $325 for Attaching Zone.  All season tickets include a free beer or fountain drink to every game making for an incredible value.

For more information and to purchase Phantoms tickets, call 330-747-PUCK or visit www.youngstownphantoms.com.

 

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