Full Breakdown of Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2017-18 Schedule

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
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Written by: Tony Androckitis - Twitter/Facebook

It's finally here! The American Hockey League released its regular season schedule for the 2017-18 season this afternoon.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms open the regular season at home against the Hershey Bears on Saturday, October 7th at 7:05 p.m. ET in their fourth season in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.

A full breakdown with everything you need to know about the Phantoms' 2017-18 regular season schedule after the jump.

EDIT: The Phantoms also announced their preseason schedule:
Friday, September 29th: Charlotte vs. Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
Saturday, September 30th: Charlotte vs. Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET 

Editor's Note: Scroll to the very bottom of this article for the full game-by-game look at the schedule

How many times do the Phantoms play each opponent?

Atlantic Division

Bridgeport = 8 games (4 home, 4 away)
Charlotte = 8 games (4 home, 4 away)
Hartford = 6 games (3 home, 3 away)
Hershey = 12 games (6 home, 6 away)
Providence = 6 games (3 home, 3 away)
Springfield = 6 games (3 home, 3 away)
W-B/Scranton = 12 games (6 home, 6 away)

Total Atlantic Division Games: 29 home / 29 away = 58 games

North Division

Belleville = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
Binghamton = 6 games (3 home, 3 away)
Laval = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
Rochester = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
Syracuse = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
Toronto = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)
Utica = 2 games (1 home, 1 away)

Total North Division Games: 9 home / 9 away = 18 games

Breakdown of Games by Day

Monday: 0 games (0 home & 0 road)
Tuesday: 3 games (0 home & 3 road)
Wednesday: 14 games (6 home & 8 road)
Thursday: 0 game (0 home & 0 road)
Friday: 22 games (12 home & 10 road)
Saturday: 27 games (15 home & 12 road)
Sunday: 10 games (4 home & 6 road)

Breakdown of Games by Month

October: 10 games (5 home & 5 road)
November: 11 games (4 home & 7 road)
December: 14 games (8 home & 6 road)
January: 10 games (5 home & 5 road)
February: 12 games (6 home & 6 road)
March: 13 games (8 home & 5 road)
April: 6 games (2 home & 4 road)

Mark Your Calendars - 'Important Games'

Season/Home Opener: Saturday, October 7th at 7:05 p.m. ET against the Hershey Bears.

Longest Home Stand: Six-game stretch (Nov. 25th - Dec. 8th)

Longest Road Trip: Six-game stretch (Nov. 8th - Nov. 24th)

School Day Games: Wednesday, November 8th at Bridgeport - 10:30 a.m. ET

Holiday Game: Lehigh Valley hosts Providence Bruins on St Patrick's Day on Saturday, March 17th at 7:05 p.m. ET

Laval's first-ever visit to PPL Center: Saturday, December 2nd

Charlotte's first visit to PPL Center: Friday, December 29th and  Saturday, December 30th

Belleville's first-ever visit to PPL Center: Saturday, March 31st

First hockey game of the season at PPL Center: Wednesday, Sept. 20th between Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders - NHL Preseason Game

'Three-in-Threes'

The Phantoms have a total of SEVEN 'three-in-threes' this season (down one from the eight they had in 2016-17 and down two from the nine that they had in 2015-16) where they'll play three games in three nights. Some of these will be extra taxing on the players with the amount of travel between games:
      • Fri. 10/13 at W-B/Scranton, Sat. 10/14 vs W-B/Scranton and Sun 10/15 at Hershey
      • Fri 11/3 vs W-B/Scranton, Sat. 11/4 at Binghamton and Sun 11/5 vs Toronto
      • Fri. 1/12 vs. Springfield, Sat. 1/13 vs Hershey and Sun 1/14 at Hershey
      • Fri 2/16 at Springfield, Sat 2/17 vs. Hartford and Sun 2/18 vs. W-B/Scranton
      • Fri 3/2 vs. Hershey, Sat 3/3 vs. Binghamton and Sun 3/4 at Hershey
      • Fri 3/9 vs. Bridgeport, Sat 3/10 at Bridgeport and Sun 3/11 vs. Binghamton
      • Fri 3/16 at Hartford, Sat 3/17 vs Providence and Sun 3/18 vs Springfield 
      • Fri 3/31 vs. Bridgeport, Sat 4/1 at W-B/Scranton and Sun 4/2 at Hershey
    Lehigh Valley Phantoms 2017-18 Season Schedule

    October

    Saturday, October 7th: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, October 8th: Lehigh Valley at Hartford - 5:00 p.m. ET
    Friday October 13th: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, October 14th: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, October 15th: Lehigh Valley at Hershey - 5:00 p.m. ET
    Friday, October 20th: Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, October 21st: Lehigh Valley at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, October 25th: Springfield at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, October 27th: Lehigh Valley at Springfield - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, October 28th: Hartford at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET

    November

    Friday, November 3rd: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, November 4th: Lehigh Valley at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, November 5th: Toronto at Lehigh Valley - 5:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, November 8th: Lehigh Valley at Bridgeport - 10:30 a.m. ET
    Saturday, November 11: Lehigh Valley at Hershey: - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, November 15th: Lehigh Valley at Belleville - 7:00 p.m ET
    Friday, November 17th: Lehigh Valley at Laval - 7:30 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, November 22nd: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, November 24th: Lehigh Valley at Springfield - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, November 25th: Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, November 29th: Binghamton at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET

    December

    Friday, December 1st: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, December 2nd: Laval at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, December 6th: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, December 8th: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, December 9th: Lehigh Valley at Hershey - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, December 12th: Lehigh Valley at Charlotte - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, December 13th: Lehigh Valley at Charlotte - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Saturday, December 16th: Syracuse at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, December 17th: Lehigh Valley at Bridgeport - 3:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, December 20th: Hartford at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, December 23rd: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, December 27th: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, December 29th: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, December 30th: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET

    January

    Friday, January 5th: Lehigh Valley at Toronto - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Saturday, January 6th: Lehigh Valley at Rochester - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, January 12th: Springfield at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, January 13th: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, January 14th: Lehigh Valley at Hershey - 5:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, January 17th: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, January 20th: Lehigh Valley at Hershey - 7:00 p.m. ET**
    Wednesday, January 24th: Providence at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, January 26th: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, January 27th: Utica at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET

    February 

    Friday, February 2nd: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, February 3rd: Lehigh Valley at Wilkes-Barre - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, February 7th: Charlotte at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, February 9th: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, February 10th: Rochester at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Tuesday, February 13th: Lehigh Valley at Bridgeport - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Friday, February 16th: Lehigh Valley at Springfield - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, February 17th: Hartford at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, February 18th: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 5:05 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, February 21st: Lehigh Valley at Utica - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Friday, February 23rd: Lehigh Valley at Syracuse - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Saturday, February 24th: Lehigh Valley at Binghamton - 7:05 p.m. ET

    March

    Friday, March 2nd: Hershey at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, March 3rd: Binghamton at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, March 4th: Lehigh Valley at Hershey - 5:00 p.m. ET
    Friday, March 9th: Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, March 10th: Lehigh Valley at Bridgeport - 7:30 p.m. ET
    Sunday, March 11th: Binghamton at Lehigh Valley - 5:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, March 16th: Lehigh Valley at Hartford - 7:15 p.m. ET
    Saturday, March 17th: Providence at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Sunday, March 18th: Springfield at Lehigh Valley - 3:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, March 23rd: Lehigh Valley at Providence - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, March 24th: Lehigh Valley at Providence - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, March 30th: Providence at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, March 31st: Belleville at Lehigh Valley- 7:05 p.m. ET

    April

    Tuesday, April 3rd: Lehigh Valley at Charlotte - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Wednesday, April 4th: Lehigh Valley at Charlotte - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Saturday, April 7th: Lehigh Valley at Hartford - 7:00 p.m. ET
    Sunday, April 8th: Lehigh Valley at Providence - 3:05 p.m. ET
    Friday, April 13th: Bridgeport at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET
    Saturday, April 14th: Wilkes-Barre at Lehigh Valley - 7:05 p.m. ET




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