PHANTOMS PREPARE TO ENTER SECOND HALF OF SEASON
The West Michigan Phantoms will begin the second half of the Winter 2019 on January 5th and will be positioned into Division 2 for the half. The Phantoms completed the first half of the season with a 4-6-2 record and in 9th place. Following the end of the first half of the season, the top six teams (Gun Ru, Johnny Puck, Grifters, Shots, Beer League Benders, Bent Shafts) were placed into Division 1 and will compete with each other for the balance of the season. The bottom six teams (Chiefs, Agape, Phantoms, Team English, PuckNuts, Merchant Automotive) were placed into Division 2 and will compete against each other for the balance of the season. During the first half of the season, the Phantoms tallied 56 goals and witnessed 53 goals against. The Phantoms captured victories against Agape, Bent Shafts, Merchant Auto and Shots. Despite the record, the Phantoms were very competitive in all games played and had to use a little 'help' during the final game against the PuckNuts to position themselves for the second half.
GROUP TRIP: HAWKS@WINGS; FRI., MARCH 6TH
Group Trips have become the norm for the Phantoms for the past couple of years. On Friday, March 6th, the next group trip will take place at Little Caesars Arena as the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings. The Phantoms have 26 tickets in the gondola and are looking to fill the trip. Cost is $75 per person and all money is due to Woot no later than February 7th. CURRENTLY SIGNED UP: Nate Skoboda (2), Kevin Wootton (1), Trent Kik (1), Matt Zehr (2), Ashley Owen (2), Brad Zehr (2), Kyle Clark (2), Jake Blok (1), Ashley Shaver (3), Chris Laux (1), Jim Mylenek (2), Michelle Evans (1), Andrew Zawacki (2), Nick Oostra (1), Steve Downing (1) and Zack Kinney (2). At this present time...we have 2 tickets remaining.
MERCY HEALTH/L.C. WALKER TO HOST PHANTOMS MARCH 28TH
For the third time in as many years, the Phantoms will return to Muskegon for a Black vs. Gray scrimmage game on Saturday, March 28th at 2:00pm. This time, the event will take place at the newly named Mercy Health Arena, formally L.C. Walker Arena. Following the Phantom scrimmage, the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the USHL will take on the Chicago Steel at 7:00pm during Margaritaville Night in which the 'Jacks will be wearing special jerseys. Cost to skate in the Black vs. Gray scrimmage game will be $30 (which includes a ticket to the 'Jacks game and a Hotdog, Soda and Chip meal-deal). Cost to just skate in the scrimmage game will be $30. This scrimmage game will be limited to 12 skaters per team and goaltender. To Sign up for the event, please CLICK HERE. Al money is due to Wootton no later than March 7th (Paypal, CashApp and Vemno accepted). "To once again have the opportunity to bring a Phantom game to my hometown rink is very special," Phantom goaltender Kevin Wootton said. "This rink has undergone tremendous change over the past few years and has become a host to a great atmosphere, an entertaining venue and premier building in minor league and junior league hockey, for the Lumberjacks to continue to allow our Phantom team to skate and have a great night out is something that many on the team look forward to each year," Wootton said. CURRENTLY SIGNED UP: Kevin Wootton-G, Scott Bradford-G, Trent Kik, Kyle Clark, Walt Reichert, Zach Schemmel, Chris DeBoer, Mike Bowman, Zack Kinney, Andy Zawacki, Brad Zehr, Mike Shaver, Steve Downing, Mike Padget, Matt Zehr, Nate Skoboda, Chris Laux, Mitch Hoolsema, Jake Blok, Matt Myers, OPEN, OPEN
CLARK: 9 goals away from 100 franchise goals
LAUX: 1 goals away from 200 franchise goals
MYERS: Recorded his 250th franchise point on Dec. 22
ERICKSON: Recorded his 200th franchise point on Sept. 22nd.
B.ZEHR: Recorded his 250th franchise point on Nov. 10th
MYERS: Recorded his 150th franchise goal on Dec. 15.
FEBRUARY 22/23: GS2 @CHI
MARCH 6: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings Group Event at LCA
MARCH 28: Phantom Black vs. Gray game at Mercy Health Arena (Muskegon)
APRIL 4/5: GS2 @FTW
APRIL 25/26: GS2 @BUFFALO
MAY 16/17: GS2 @DETROIT
AUG. 15: Kenny Chesney @DET
AUG. 29: PhantomFest at Nautys