PHANTOMS HEAD TO FLINT ON FEBRUARY 24TH FOR SKATE
FLINT GAME INFORMATION: The West Michigan Phantoms will head to Flint, Michigan and the Dort Financial Center on Saturday, February 24th for a Black vs. Gray game in the Vehicle City. The Black vs. Gray game in Flint will take place from 2:30pm-4:00pm, with the group watching the Flint Firebirds take on the North Bay Battalion at 7:00pm. The cost to skate in our Black vs. Gray game is $48 and that does include one ticket to the Firebirds game that evening. Additional Firebirds tickets are $16 each. There is no charge to watch our Black vs. Gray game. All players, fans and our game staff are asked to arrive to the MAIN ENTREANCE on the EAST SIDE of the building no later than 1:30pm.
BZehr: 1 point from 300 points
DeGarmo: 6 points from 50 points
Barber: 2 goals away from 50 goals
Barber: 34 points away from 100
Tuggle: 2 goals away from 50 goals
Tuggle: 7 points away from 100 points
Potochny: 9 points away from 50
TRINITY HEALTH ARENA TO HOST PHANTOMS MARCH 2ND
MUSKEGON GAME INFORMATION: The Phantoms will return home for a Black vs. Gray game on Saturday, March 2nd at the historic Trinity Health Arena in downtown Muskegon, home to the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks. This game always yields a large crowd with a fun evening to follow at the 'Jacks game. The Black vs. Gray game in Muskegon will take place from 2:30pm-4:00pm, with the group watching the Muskegon Lumberjacks take on the Waterloo Blackhawks at 7:00pm. The cost to skate in our Black vs. Gray game AND receive ONE ticket to the Lumberjacks game that evening is $48. Additional 'Jacks tickets are $13 each. There is no charge to watch our Black vs. Gray game.
WMU's LAWSON ICE ARENA GAME: NEED SKATERS
WMU's LAWSON ARENA GAME INFORMATION: The West Michigan Phantoms will head to Kalamazoo, Michigan and to the campus of Western Michigan University to play a Black vs. Gray game at Lawson Ice Arena on Saturday, April 6, 2024. The Black vs. Gray game will take place from 2:00-3:30pm. Those interested, can also attend the Kalamazoo KWings game against Cincinnati that evening at 7:00pm at Wings Event Center. The cost to skate in our Black vs. Gray game is $30. KWings tickets are available in advance through our group for an additional $15 per adult ticket or $12 for kid tickets (age 12 and under). There is no charge to watch our Black vs. Gray game. We are limited to 24 skaters and 2 goaltenders for this game. Payment deadline is March 2nd. Click HERE to Sign-up. WE NEED SEVERAL SKATERS TO SIGN-UP UP ALLOW THIS GAME TO TAKE PLACE.
PHANTOMS IMPROVING OUR SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE AND APP
Since early January, the West Michigan Phantoms and our hockey network consisting of the Zombies and Lakeside Locomotives, has been improving our digital footprint with new graphics, improved website design and while much of the template work has been done behind the scenes, the hard work and drive is now coming to life as our fans and players can see. The Phantoms have hosted a website since the very days and we feel our site and social media rivals that of many junior and professional teams. Communication is always the most difficult aspect in today's world and we hope that our attention to detail makes our network stronger and above the others. If you see any issues with our website or social media, please contact us to let us know. If you have any ideas for new features or content, please also feel free to reach out. We also love hearing the chirps from other teams and players...it really gives us motivation to keep striving to make our footprint better.
MUSKEGON'S GUN vs. HOSES GAME SET FOR APRIL 13TH
Each year members of the area Fire Departments and Police Departments square off in a fun-filled charity hockey game at Lakeshore Sports Centre in Muskegon. This year, the event will take place on Saturday, April 13th at 5:00pm. From silent auctions, 50/50 raffles, Chuck-A-Puck, in addition to the donation at the door for your tickets, money raised goes to help area families in need. This year, one individual is a 15 year girl with a very rare and aggressive bone cancer and the other individual is a 5 year old girl who diagnosed with systematic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). For more information on Guns and Hoses and their 2024 event, please visit their website at https://www.muskegongunsandhoses.com. From their site, you can also make online donations.
STEVE CLARK BATTLING CANCER: STRONGER TOGETHER
As the Fall/Winter season continues to roll on, some may have noticed a piece of the Zombies missing from the lineup. This same piece has been absent from the sidelines of the Phantoms this season as well. Steve Clark, a longtime defensemen on the Zombies and father of Kyle and Matt Clark, has been absent from the ice since mid-June. At first what was thought to be a possible infection, turned out to be colon cancer. In early October, Steve had surgery to remove the cancerous part of his colon. During the surgery, it was discovered that some of the cancer spread to his bladder. During the next several months, Steve will undergo chemotherapy to fight the remaining cancer. Steve remains positive and ready to fight this non-ice battle. Jenna Clark (wife of Kyle Clark) and Nicole Clark (wife of Matt Clark) have created a t-shirt campaign to spread awareness of Steve’s condition and rally the troops for Steve’s fight. ‘Stronger Together: His Fight Is Our Fight’ is a battle that we are all in and stand together to give support to Steve and his family.
FEB. 24, '24: Black vs. Gray Game at Flint's Dort Financial Arena; 2:30pm-4:00pm. Click HERE to sign up.
MAR. 2, '24: Black vs. Gray Game at Trinity Health Arena; 2:30pm-4:00pm; Click HERE to sign up.
APR. 6, '24: Black vs. Gray Game at WMU's Lawson Arena; 2:00pm-3:30pm; Click HERE to sign up.
AUG. 10, '24: Kenny Chesney at Ford Field
AUG. 24, '24: PhantomFest at Nauty's and Phantom HQ
SPRING '25: Phantom Alumi Game