Monday, October 06, 2014

Phantoms set roster, ship seven to Royals

Opening night for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms is less than a week away, and the club announced its final roster ahead of that contest, scheduled for this coming Saturday, against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Forwards: Brandon Alderson, Nick Cousins, Austin Fyten, Andrew Gordon, Kevin Goumas, Brett Hextall, Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier, Darroll Powe, Jay Rosehill, Zack Stortini, Petr Straka and Chris VandeVelde.

Defensemen: Mark Alt, Steven Delisle, Shayne Gostisbehere, Robert Hagg, Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning and Jesper Pettersson.

Goaltenders: Anthony Stolarz and Rob Zepp. Zepp,33, has been named the team's starter heading into the season.

Lehigh Valley also shipped the following players down to Reading of the ECHL, per Bob Rotruck and also in alphabetical order: Matt Hatch, Andrew Johnston, Connor Knapp, Max Lamarche, Derek Mathers, Marcel Noebels, and Martin Oullette.

The home opener for the third iteration of the Phantoms franchise is Friday, October 17 against the Adirondack Flames.

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