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PHANTOMS COMPLETE TWO TRADES, ADD BARNABY AND PURPURA IN SEPARATE DEALS

By Youngstown Phantoms 11/13/2018, 10:00am EST

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Youngstown Phantoms have announced two separate trades, acquiring forward Matthew Barnaby Jr. from the Chicago Steel and goaltender Vincent Purpura from the Omaha Lancers.

Forward Matthew Barnaby Jr. is in his third year of junior hockey, playing the previous two seasons with the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the CCHL. In his two years with the Lumber Kings, Barnaby had an offensive line of 16-33-49 in 58 games and last season broke out with a 32-44-76 line in 62 games. The 6’2 163 lb. right shot forward hails from Buffalo, NY and is committed to Penn State University for the fall of 2019. Barnaby was selected by the Chicago Steel in last May’s USHL Phase II Draft in the 3rd round (39th overall). Barnaby had played 12 games with the Steel this season prior to the trade and had a 1-5-6 line with his previous club. Barnaby previously played for Avon Old Farms Prep in Connecticut and also with the Buffalo Regals AAA program.

The Phantoms received Matthew Barnaby Jr. and a 2019 Phase II 10th round draft pick from Chicago in exchange for a 2019 Phase II 2nd round draft pick and a conditional 2020 Phase I 5th round draft pick.

Vincent Purpura is originally from Lemont, Illinois and is also in his third year of junior hockey. Purpura began his junior hockey career with the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL in 2016-2107 before being acquired early in the 2017-2018 season by the Omaha Lancers. Purpura, who stands 6’6 194 lbs., backstopped the Lancers last season to a 13-4-1-2 record in 23 games played with a 2.40 GAA and .916 save percentage. This season with the Lancers prior to the Youngstown trade – Purpura carries a 2-4-0-1 record in 8 games played with a 3.71 GAA and .868 save percentage. Purpura is committed to Boston University for the fall of 2019 and previously played AAA hockey in the Chicago area with the Chicago Fury of the Tier One Elite AAA Hockey League.

To complete the trade with Omaha, the Phantoms have sent a 2019 Phase II 4th round pick for Purpura.

“In the last few days we have been able to negotiate and acquire what we feel are two great players and human beings to add to our team and locker room,” said Phantoms’ General Manager Jason Koehler. “Mathew Barnaby Jr. has really come on the last two years while playing in the CCHL and can be viewed as a late bloomer….we feel he has the ability to provide another offensive weapon to our group of forwards who are developing and coming along as the season progresses. We feel he is in the mold of some other successful Phantom forwards the last two years like Matthew DeMelis (Northeastern and a current Phantom), Matthew Barry (Holy Cross), and Tommy Parrottino (Michigan Tech). With Vincent Purpura – we acquire a goaltender who has a few years of junior experience and success and had a breakout season last year in Omaha after joining their club from Johnstown and the NAHL…Purpura was stellar with the Lancers last season and earned himself a college commitment from a top college hockey program and generated a ton of NHL interest last year as well. We are hoping that a change of scenery for him generates positive results like some of our other ex- Chicago area USHL players over the last two seasons like Joe Abate (Nebraska-Omaha and a current Phantom), Michael Joyaux (Western Michigan), and Nick Cardelli (Bemidji State).”

Late Game Heroics Push Phantoms Past Lumberjacks

By Sean Stewart 11/10/2018, 10:15pm EST

Two goal night from Murray propels Phantoms to first victory over Muskegon

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— A tightly contested game all the way to the end, but the Youngstown Phantoms (5-7-0-2) found a way to take down the Muskegon Lumberjacks 4-3 at L.C. Walker Arena Saturday night.

Brett Murray put the Phantoms on the board first, as he came streaking down the left side and behind the Jacks goaltender Keegan Karki. Murray stopped and turned behind the goal line and crashed the net and banged the puck past Karki to put the Phantoms up early.

Egor Afanasyev would answer a little over a minute later as he banged a loose puck in the crease that was initially stopped by Jon Mor (24 saves) but found its way into the goal. Alex Gaffney would follow with a goal of his own from the low slot to give the Jacks a one-goal lead heading into the first break.

Out of the break the Phantoms would continue to press the Jacks and they were rewarded for their efforts.

An awkward bounce would tie the game for the Phantoms as Gianfranco Cassaro put a puck towards the net that clipped off of Jack Malone and into the net. Bobby Lynch would answer for the Jacks as a misplayed puck in the Phantoms zone found Lynch’s stick and he put it in the back of the net to give the Jacks a one goal lead

The Phantoms would come out of the intermission with great energy and would tie the game off a faceoff as Thomas Farrell cycled down from the blue line and fired a snap shot from just below the faceoff dot in the right circle.

Murray completed the comeback as he brought the puck into the offensive zone and gave the puck to Dalton Messina as Murray crashed through the slot, Messina centered the puck and Murray was able to get his stick on the puck to direct it past Karki to give the Phantoms the lead and the team’s first victory over rival Muskegon this season.

Youngstown returns to action next Friday and Saturday (11/16 & 11/17) for a pair of slates against the Central Illinois Flying Aces. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:07 EST and the broadcast is available on HockeyTV.

 

By the Numbers

Shots – 31

Saves – 24

Power Play – 0/3

Penalty Kill – 3/3

Goals – Murray (2), Malone, Farrell

Assists – Malone (2), MacEachern, Cassaro, Messina, Farrell

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information. 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

 

Jacks Buzzsaw Phantoms

By Sean Stewart 11/09/2018, 10:00pm EST

Seven unanswered goals power Lumberjacks to victory

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— Back-to-back four goal periods led the way for the Muskegon Lumberjacks to come away victorious 8-2 over the Youngstown Phantoms (4-7-0-2) at L.C. Walker Arena Friday night.

The game would start off on the right foot for Youngstown as some pretty passing on the power play would lead to a Brett Murray goal. Connor MacEachern sent a nice cross-ice pass to a crashing Jack Malone who centered a puck right on the tape of Murray’s stick as he banged the puck home.

The fierceness of the rivalry would show near the end of the first frame as Josh DeLuca and Jagger Joshua would get tangled up, both receiving penalties. Joshua would receive a minor and DeLuca a major and game misconduct that would haunt the Phantoms in the second.

Mikael Hakkarainen started the second period off fast for the Jacks scoring just 37 seconds into the four-on-four play, but Craig Needham would answer a short while later. Dalton Messina stole a pass below the goal line and centered to Needham who put the puck in the back of the net to give the Phantoms a one goal lead.

Muskegon would tally two more goals on the major power play from Alex Gaffney and Hakkarainen and would add a third in the period off the stick of Egor Afanasyev to gain a 4-2 lead heading into the third period.

The game would quickly turn downhill for the Phantoms as they conceded four more goals in the final frame. Matthew Staudacher floated a wrister from the point that found its way through traffic to extend their lead to 5-2. Nolan Sullivan scored on the power play just over two minutes later as he stuffed a puck that was underneath the leg of Phantoms netminder Christian Stoever (24 saves) into the net. James McIsaac would tap home a nice feed through the low slot to put the Jacks up five goals and that would be the final straw for Stoever as he was relieved by Jon Mor (2 saves). Mor would concede one goal as Hakkarainen completed the hat trick on the power play as he one-timed a puck passed Mor’s out stretched glove to give the Jacks an 8-2 lead.

These same two teams meet again tomorrow night in Muskegon. The game will be broadcasted on HockeyTV. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:15 PM.

 

By the Numbers

Shots – 24

Saves – 26

Power Play – 1/5

Penalty Kill – 4/5

Goals – Murray (PP), Needham (SH)

Assists – Malone, MacEachern, Messina

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

PHANTOMS ANNOUNCE ROSTER MOVES PRIOR TO WEEKEND GAMES AT MUSKEGON

By Youngstown Phantoms 11/09/2018, 11:00am EST

YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Youngstown Phantoms have announced the acquisition of forward Jake Suede on loan from the NAHL’s Lone Star Brahmas and the addition of Phantoms’ Affiliate forward Cade Lemmer from Wausau West High School in Wisconsin, for their weekend series at Muskegon.

Jake Suede (5’8 180 lbs.) hails from Macomb, MI and is in his first full season of junior hockey after finishing last season with the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U18 team based out of Michigan and playing in the HPHL. Suede was a 16th round USHL Phase II draft pick of the Phantoms back in May and spent training camp in September with the team before joining the Brahmas in the Dallas, TX area. In 15 NAHL games so far this season, Suede has a 1-4-5 line with 18 PIM’s.

Cade Lemmer (5’8 185 lbs.) is from Tomahawk, WI and is only a high school junior – returning this month to his high school team – Wausau West, which is also home to former Phantom forward Kevin Conley (Nebraska-Omaha). Lemmer also played pre-season U16 AAA hockey with Team Wisconsin and was selected by the Phantoms last May in the 5th round of the USHL Phase I Draft. In 16 games with Team Wisconsin, Lemmer had a 6-4-10 line.

 “Heading into the weekend and possibly the next few weeks we had a need to bring in some forwards for some important USHL Eastern Division games,” said Phantoms’ General Manager Jason Koehler. “Based on availability and talent – we felt these two young men could come in and help and bring a little boost to the forward group. We have a strong familiarity with Jake Suede and he has experience with us during training camp and the pre-season so he has a feel for what we want, need, and expect – he’s also playing junior hockey already in a great league and for a good coach in Dan Wildfong with Lone Star, so we know he’ll come in prepared while here with us. Jake can play centre, wing, and can be a valuable utility player with us. Cade Lemmer comes in for his first taste of junior hockey with us but we feel he plays a “junior style game” already. Cade is definitely a “Phantom” and our coaching staff has already been able to see the last two seasons how intense and energetic he is. We expect Cade to play like he has been shot out of a cannon this weekend and help our club immediately.”

Late Game Heroics Push Phantoms Past Flying Aces

By Sean Stewart 11/05/2018, 3:30pm EST

Phantoms complete five-point weekend

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— After going down early the Youngstown Phantoms (4-6-0-2) found a way to finish strong and get their second win in as many games 3-2 over the Central Illinois Flying Aces Monday morning at the Covelli Centre.

The Phantoms were on a change and Aces goaltender Mitchell Gibson was able to find Tate Singleton with a nice stretch pass, Singleton fired a full slap shot which was initially stopped by Christian Stoever (24 saves) but the puck fluttered over him and into the net to put the Flying Aces on the board just 1:49 into the game.

Youngstown would quickly pick up the intensity which would lead to two quick goals. Jack Malone was able to find the back of the net off a rebound from a Thomas Farrell shot to tie things up for the Phantoms. 17 seconds later Brett Murray would feed a crashing Connor MacEachern who put a back hand shot through Gibson’s five-hole to give the Phantoms the lead.

Sebastian Dirven would get the game tied as he fired a sharp angle shot that deflected off of Jeremey Davidson and the puck found its way between the glove hand and body of Stoever.

The game would remain tied for seven minutes, and then Matt DeMelis would one time home a great feed through the slot from Dalton Messina and the Phantoms would get their second win in as many games and take two out of three games over the Flying Aces this weekend. The Phantoms picked up a point in all three games this weekend and are now 3-0-0-1 in their last four games.

The Phantoms hit the road to take on the team up north, the Muskegon Lumberjacks, for a two-game series next Friday and Saturday. Broadcasts will be available on HockeyTV. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:15PM.

 

By the Numbers

Shots – 20

Saves – 24

Power Play – 0/6

Penalty Kill – 5/5

Goals – Malone; MacEachern; DeMelis

Assists – Farrell; Murray; DeLuca; Messina

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

Phantoms Soar Past Flying Aces

By Sean Stewart 11/03/2018, 10:30pm EDT

Two-goal night for Jack Malone powers the Phantoms past Central Illinois

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— The Youngstown Phantoms (3-6-0-2) picked up their second win in regulation 4-1 over the Central Illinois Flying Aces on Saturday night at the Covelli Centre.

The first period would see much of the same from the previous night as the Aces peppered Phantoms netminder Christian Stoever (19 saves) with 11 shots. Jeremy Davidson would get one of those shots past Stoever from the low slot at the 13:47 mark of the first frame, but it would be all Phantoms from there.

Brett Murray showed his creativity in the second period as he was able to spin away from a defender below the goal line and bank the puck off a Flying Aces defender to tie the game for the Phantoms.

The Phantoms would pick up another goal as Matt DeMelis carried the puck along the high slot and fired a wrister that was redirected into the net by Jack Malone to put the Phantoms up by one.

Joey Abate continued his hot play, as he found a rebound off the right leg pad of Aces goalie Mitchell Gibson and tapped the puck past his outstretched leg to extend the Phantoms lead to two.

Malone would get his second of the night, this time on the Power Play and he received a pass in the low slot from Murray and would put the puck past Gibson to give the Phantoms 4 goals.

These same two teams meet one more time this weekend for a Monday morning showdown at 10am for the annual High School Game. Broadcasts will be available on HockeyTV and Western Reserve Radio.

 

 By the Numbers

Shots – 25

Saves – 19

Power Play – 2/4

Penalty Kill – 3/3

Goals – Murray; Malone (2, PP); Abate (PP)

Assists – Abate; DeMelis; Kuntar; Robertson; Murray; Dennison

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

 

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information.

    

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

Phantoms Complete Comeback, Fall in Shootout

By Sean Stewart 11/02/2018, 10:45pm EDT

Joey Abate scores first Hat Trick of season

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— A four goal deficit was not enough to keep the Youngstown Phantoms (2-6-0-2) down, as they came all the way back but lost in a shootout to the Central Illinois Flying Aces Friday night at the Covelli Centre.

The Aces came flying out of the gate, getting on the board early just over a minute into the game off the stick of Philip Elgestal.

The Phantoms would tie the game four minutes and twenty seconds later as Joey Abate was able to block a pass and found himself on a breakaway, and he fired the puck past the Aces netminder, Ryan Snowden for his first of the night.

The remainder of the first period would see three more Central Illinois goals and Head Coach Brad Patterson would opt for a change in net, as newly acquired Christian Stoever (14 saves) would enter the game in relief of Jon Mor (8 saves).

Gianfranco Cassaro stopped the bleeding on the Britton Gallagher Power Play. Cassaro picked up the puck at the point and fired a snap shot through traffic to bring the Phantoms within two.

Central Illinois would pick up right where they left off as Lynden Breen picked up a pair of goals to start the second period, but Joey Abate would not be denied as he would net his second goal of the game redirecting a shot from the point to pull the Phantoms within three goals.

The third period was dominated by the Phantoms, outshooting the Flying Aces 12 to 5. Abate would complete the hat trick on the Power Play, redirecting another shot that trickled past Snowden to cut the deficit to two just over six minutes into the period.

Trevor Kuntar would pull the Phantoms within one, as he spun and fired a shot from the high slot at the 14:44 mark. The Phantoms kept the pressure on and would again score on the Power Play, as Jack Malone banged home a backdoor pass from Abate to complete the comeback and tie the game at 6.

Overtime was dominated by the Phantoms, but Snowden stood on his head stopping what would have been Abate’s fourth goal of the night, right on the doorstep and the game would head to a shootout.

Trevor Janicke would score the lone goal in the shootout and the Flying Aces picked up the extra point.

The Phantoms and Flying Aces meet again tomorrow night at the Covelli Centre, broadcasts are available on HockeyTV and Western Reserve Radio. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.

By the Numbers

Shots – 37

Saves – 8 (Mor) 14 (Stoever)

Power Play – 4/7

Penalty Kill – 2/3

Goals – Abate (3, 2 on PP); Cassaro (PP); Kuntar; Malone (PP)

Assists – Robertson (3); DeMelis (2); Cassaro; Abate; Dennison

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information.

    

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

PHANTOMS ACQUIRE GOALTENDER STOEVER FROM CEDAR RAPIDS

By Youngstown Phantoms 10/31/2018, 11:00am EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Youngstown Phantoms have announced the acquisition of goaltender Christian Stoever from the Cedar Rapids Roughriders in exchange for future considerations.

 “As an accomplished U16 AAA and NAHL junior experienced goaltender, we have tracked Christian’s career the last four seasons and have been impressed with his development,” said Phantoms’ General Manager Jason Koehler. “Christian has all the tools to be a very successful goaltender at the junior, college, and pro levels in the future and we hope that this move and change of scenery for Christian is something that helps spring him to a level he’s shown the potential of over the last few seasons. His performance in last spring’s NAHL playoffs was very impressive - he helped his club upset two quality opponents in the first two rounds and he helped drive his team to NAHL championship finals, which is always an impressive feat for a clutch goaltender that time of the year.”

The 6’2 175 lbs. goaltender is originally from Northville, Michigan and has started one game this season in the USHL with Cedar Rapids – a 5-2 loss to Dubuque on October 17th.

Last season in first year of junior hockey with the Wilkes Barre –Scranton Knights of the NAHL, Stoever played 34 regular season games, had 15 wins, a 3.26 goals against average to go along with a .902 save percentage. In the playoffs last season – Stover was one of the best in the NAHL at crunch time – playing 9 games and winning 6 of them while sporting a 1.89 goals against average and a .989 save percentage while knocking out the New Jersey Titans and Philadelphia Rebels before falling to the eventual NAHL champion Shreveport Mudbugs in the NAHL Robertson Cup Finals. Stoever was also named to the NAHL East Division All-Rookie Team last spring.

Christian Stoever was originally drafted in 2016 by the Des Moines Buccaneers in the USHL Phase I Draft for 2000 born prospects in the 3rd round (34th overall). Stoever was then acquired via trade by Cedar Rapids from Des Moines back in May in exchange for two year USHL veteran forward TJ Walsh.

This past summer Stoever earned a college commitment to Merrimack College where he will attend and play Division I college hockey at the conclusion of his USHL career.

With the acquisition of this new goaltender, Youngstown will part ways with goaltender Justin Evenson who was acquired from Tri-City (USHL) back in mid-September – giving them a tandem of Stoever and Jon Mor.

Phantoms Spook Fighting Saints

By Sean Stewart 10/26/2018, 11:45pm EDT

Phantoms put up a touchdown as they get first home win

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— The Youngstown Phantoms (2-6-0-1) scored 6 goals as they came away victorious against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.

Connor MacEachern scored his fourth of the year on the Power Play at the 7:51 mark to put the Phantoms up early.

Matt DeMelis answered with a goal of his own three minutes later, as he picked up a rebound off the right pad of Matt Thiessen.

MacEachern would tally for the second time in the period again on the Power Play as he fired a laser from the left point to put the Phantoms up three. The Fighting Saints would get one back as Michael Feenstra would net one 15 seconds later.

Trevor Kuntar tallied his first of the season to regain the three-goal lead at the 3:50 mark of the second period as he lasered a spin-o-rama shot in the slot past Thiessen. Ty Jackson would be awarded a penalty shot at the 10:34 mark and he would lift the puck over the blocker of Jon Mor (23 saves).

The Phantoms would extend their lead as Gianfranco Cassaro blasted a one timer past Thiessen, as he and Jack Malone played catch on a 2 on 0 and executed it perfectly to extend the Phantoms lead to 3.

Matias Maccelli would get one back for the Fighting Saints, but it wouldn’t be enough as Craig Needham shot a puck from center ice and found the empty net with 17 seconds remaining to give the Phantoms the 6-3 victory.

The Phantoms return to action next weekend for a pair of games versus the Central Illinois Flying Aces. Both games start at 7:05. Broadcasts are available on HockeyTV and Western Reserve Radio.

By the Numbers

Shots – 26

Saves – 23

Power Play – 2/6

Penalty Kill – 4/4

Goals – MacEachern (2, PP), DeMelis, Kuntar, Cassaro, Needham

Assists – Dennison (2), Schoen, Abate, Messina (2), Murray (2), Malone, MacEachern

For all the latest news, follow the Phantoms on Twitter (@YtownPhantoms) and ‘Like’ them on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/YoungstownPhantoms). A full version of the Phantoms 2018-19 season schedule, as well as season tickets and mini-plan packages, is available now by visiting www.YoungstownPhantoms.com. Ticket packages can also be purchased by calling (330) 747-PUCK.

To express interest in becoming a Phantoms corporate partner, e-mail info@youngstownphantoms.com, or visit http://www.youngstownphantoms.com/sponsors/ for more information.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. 57 players were chosen in the 2018 NHL Draft and more than 400 players on team rosters this season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey - #SomethingsComing

The Youngstown Phantoms are proud to announce their partnership with Warrior Warehouse Fitness and Obstacle Training Center as their official team training facility for 2018- 2019 USHL Hockey season.

The Warrior Warehouse training facility in Boardman, Ohio will host the Phantoms’ team workouts through training camp in September, the USHL’s regular season in October through April 2019, as well as the USHL playoffs in April and May 2019. Team workouts will occur twice weekly all season and provide an elite training environment for the team’s Division I committed college hockey players and NHL and pro prospects playing with the Phantoms this season.

“The opportunity to partner with Wade Campbell (owner) and Warrior Warehouse was a no brainer from our staff and player side” said Phantoms’ General Manager Jason Koehler. “Warrior Warehouse is a gorgeous and spacious facility for high level athletes and anyone looking to improve their own health and fitness. Our players have been enjoying the benefits of the professional set up as we start the season and we’re excited to let the Youngstown athletic community know.”

“We're proud to be chosen as the official training facility of the Youngstown Phantoms hockey,” said Warrior Warehouse owner, Wade Campbell. "We knew they [Phantoms] had visited other training facilities in the area, so for us to stand out and be selected above all the other places, is a testament to all the hard work we've put in in an effort to deliver the best fitness facility this area has to offer. After meeting with the Phantom's organization and discussing the athlete's training and goals, I knew we would be a great fit to help facilitate both the coaches’ and players’ needs to achieve those goals."

Warrior Warehouse Fitness and Obstacle Training Center has been in operation for three years and is located at 770 Boardman-Poland Road [Route 224], directly behind the LA-Z-BOY in Boardman. The facility is owned and operated by Wade Campbell and offers a wide variety of traditional strength and conditioning equipment, classes, one-on-one personal training and a full scale ninja obstacle course dedicated to ninja warrior and OCR training. Warrior Warehouse is geared towards all individuals and groups or teams regardless of age, gender, weight, race, ability, skill level or experience and is truly a non-judgment facility. They cater to all walks of life and provide everything you are looking for to meet or exceed your needs. For additional information about Warrior Warehouse and their facility, please visit their web-site at warriorwarehousefitness.com or call (330) 953-1444. You may also email them at warriorwarehousefitness@gmail.com.

The Youngstown Phantoms currently have seventeen (17) Division I college committed athletes on their roster, destined for schools such as Ohio State, Michigan, Northeastern, Robert Morris University, Maine, Cornell, Miami (OH), Merrimack, Army, UMass-Amherst, UConn, Union, Nebraska-Omaha, and Harvard. The Phantoms’ also have one previously drafted NHL prospect on their current roster – forward Brett Murray (Buffalo Sabres 2016 4th round selection). Last season, the Phantoms had three players selected in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

The Phantoms return home this Friday October 26 for Safe Trick-or-Treating and Banner Raising Night. Costume contests, trick-or-treating on the concourse, as well as All You Can Eat are just some of the fun festivities taking place that night. The Phantoms faceoff against the Dubuque Fighting Saints, puck drop is 7:05 P.M.

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