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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.

Former Phantom Kiefer Sherwood Makes NHL Debut

By Sean Stewart 10/04/2018, 7:00pm EDT

The Local Product Picks Up Assist in Debut

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— Former Phantom Kiefer Sherwood made his NHL debut with the Anaheim Ducks in last night’s 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks. The New Albany, OH native tallied an assist on Carter Rowney’s goal in the third period.

Sherwood spent two full seasons with the Phantoms from 2013-2015. He finished his time in Youngstown after playing 124 games and had 90 points (42G, 48A). After his time in Youngstown, Sherwood stayed in Ohio and attended Miami University where he played three seasons before making his professional debut with the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls.

He now joins former Phantoms Kyle Conner, Scott Mayfield, Brandon Saad, Andrej Sustr, and Nathan Walker in the NHL.

PHANTOMS ACQUIRE PROSPECT STRUBLE FROM OMAHA

By Youngstown Phantoms 09/13/2018, 10:00am EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, OH—The Youngstown Phantoms have announced the acquisition of the USHL rights to 2001 born defenseman Jayden Struble and a 2020 9th Round Phase II Draft choice from the Omaha Lancers in exchange for the USHL rights to 2001 defenseman Dylan Davies. Struble will be placed on the Phantoms’ Affiliate List.

 “Our staff has seen Jayden play at the prep school level and the pre/post AAA level the last three seasons and we’ve always walked away impressed,” said Phantoms’ General Manager Jason Koehler. “He’s an incredible weapon from the blue line whose skating is elite, offensive tools show very well, and he is very physical and has a mean streak to him. We feel he’ll fit right into our style of play when he joins our club in the future.”

The 6’1 195 lbs. left shot defenseman, Jayden Struble hails from Cumberland, Rhode Island and currently plays for the St. Sebastian’s Prep hockey team in the Boston, Massachusetts area, as well as the pre /post U18 AAA Boston Jr. Eagles. Struble is committed to Northeastern University and is scheduled to enroll there in the fall of 2020.

Jayden Struble will be participating in the USA Hockey All American Top Prospects Game taking place in Minneapolis, Minnesota next Wednesday September 19th at the home of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild – the Xcel Energy Center. Struble is one of fourteen (14) defensemen participating in the event which is known for showcasing many of the top American born prospects for the upcoming NHL Entry Draft in 2019. Former Youngstown Phantoms players who have participated in this game and have also been NHL Draft selections include Kyle Connor, Chase Pearson, Steven Ruggiero, Ryan Bednard, Jack Rathbone, Michael Callahan, Jordan Harris, Jay O’Brien, and Curtis Hall.

Struble had previously played his U16 AAA hockey for the Boston Jr. Eagles U16 team and also the Cape Cod Whalers U16 team. Struble was a 3rd round pick (34 overall) in the 2017 USHL Phase I Draft of the Tri City Storm and saw his rights traded to Omaha in early May.

Phantoms Begin 2018 Training Camp and Pre-Season

By Youngstown Phantoms 09/04/2018, 2:00pm EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Phantoms have officially reported to town and will begin on-ice practices on Tuesday September 4th at the Deep Freeze Ice Arena and their off-ice team workouts at The Warrior Warehouse, both facilities located in Boardman, Ohio . The team’s training camp and pre-season games will run Tuesday September 4th through Wednesday September 26th.

The Phantoms will host five pre-season games against four different NAHL (Tier II Junior Hockey) opponents: the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Knights on Saturday September 8th at 4:00pm, the Maryland Black Bears on Sunday September 9th at 4:00pm, the Johnstown Tomahawks on Monday September 10th at 7:30pm, and finally two games against the Northeast Generals on Friday September 14th at 7:00pm and Saturday September 15th at 1:00pm. All games will take place at the Deep Freeze Ice Arena in Boardman.

A link to the roster can be found below. The roster includes eight members of the 2017-18 Eastern Conference Champion team, eighteen Division I college committed players, one NHL Draft pick (forward Brett Murray, 2016 4th Round pick of the Buffalo Sabres), two goaltenders, nine defensemen, and eighteen forwards. The players will be battling to make the club’s opening day roster.

The club will participate in the USHL’s 2018 Fall Classic event to be held in Cranberry / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for two regular season opening games against USHL opponents – the Tri-City Storm on Thursday September 27th at 5:00pm and the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Sunday September 30th at 1:00pm.

The Phantoms’ home opener will be Friday, October 5th at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. Puck drop will be at 7:05 p.m. against divisional rival the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

The Phantoms will host a media day on Tuesday, October 2, at 11:00 a.m. in the Covelli Centre’s YSU Room. All members of the media are invited to meet this year’s players, coaching staff, and front office.

ROSTER LINK:

https://www.youngstownphantoms.com/roster/show/4448005?subseason=546402

Phantoms and Penguins Bring Outdoor Hockey to Mill Creek Park

By Sean Stewart 08/31/2018, 1:15pm EDT

YOUNGSTOWN, OH— The Youngstown Phantoms and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation have partnered to keep hockey alive and well all year round. With the completion of the dek hockey rink at the Wick Recreation Area in Mill Creek Park, kids of all ages will have exposure to the great sport of hockey all year.

“Dek hockey is an obviously incredible way to expose kids and adults to the great sport of hockey,” said Phantoms President Andrew Goldman. “Ice is the most challenging and expensive hurdle to get involved with hockey and this is an incredible way to expose more and more families to this great sport.”

This is the 14th dek hockey rink the Penguins Foundation has built and the first outside the Pittsburgh area.

“We have a new partnership with the (Youngstown) Phantoms and the USHL team is really excited about doing something and working with the kids,” said Dave Soltesz, president of the Penguins Foundation. “We were approached by Mill Creek Park, this is a joint venture between the Penguins Foundation and Mill Creek park to build this dek. We’re excited.”

The rink will be open to the public in the near future.

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