WEST MICHIGAN PHANTOMS
LOCOS CLOSE OUT WINTER 2022-2023 SEASON
The Lakeside Locomotives closed out the 2022-2023 winter season on Tuesday, March 20th with a second round play-off defeat to the Busch Leaguers by the final of 2-6. The loss would close out the tenth season and ninth year of the Muskegon crew which has played all nine seasons at Lakeshore Sports Centre in Muskegon, Michigan. The Locos completed the regular season with a 12-9-1 overall record and resided in fourth place of the six team circuit, one point back of third-place Lancers, five points back from second place Fort Freight and an expected 13 points back of the regular season champion Busch Leaguers. The Locos, in their 22 regular season contests scored 76 goals in the regular season (fifth most) and surrendered 85 (fourth fewest). The Lakeside Boys during the regular season captured regular season series victories against Beerly Legal (5-0) and Sei Bella Tattoo (4-0) and edged the Lancers (2-1-1) with the Locos capturing 5 out of a possible 8 points. Busch Leaguers and Fort Freight were the only teams that the Locos struggled against this season, with the Locos capturing a mere 1 point out of a possible 18 points available. During the post-season, the Locos blanked Beerly Legal 4-0 and were defeated by the Busch Leaguers. The Locomotives displayed grace and competitiveness against their adversaries throughout the season which featured two highly-skilled teams in Busch Leaguers and Fort Freight. Following this current season, the Locos now boast a life-time overall record of 102-67-13-1 in the 183 games since the team was founded. Additional information, including a season-by-season comparison for the Locos can be found under the history section of the Locomotives website.
PHANTOMFEST TO RETURN ON JULY 22ND
West Michigan Phantom's biggest party of the year is set to return to Grand Haven township on Saturday, July 22, 2023. This party has become a great afternoon and evening event filled with fun and excitement as it allows our network teams to celebrate all things Phantoms. This year's event will again be held at Michelle and Ian's House with yard games and pool opening in the afternoon, with the main show beginning around 7:00pm. Absolute Entertainment and Mikey will once again be on-site to provide a great DJ show filled with karaoke and music for everyone. This year's Phantom show will be slightly different than those in the past as some new features and a redesigned video presentation will kick-start the evening's fun. Rumor on the street is that everyone's favorite goalie will include a rare-live comedy show similar to Saturday Night Live for everyone to experience. This years party will be BYOB. There will be plenty of room in the house to sleep after the party if needed, we do not want people driving home after the party in the event they have been drinking. As with the previous two years, we do ask everyone to bring a dish a pass to help with the food and snack program. We will have a sign-up sheet and what people are volunteering to bring made available closer to the party. Again, this year's party will take place on Saturday, July 22nd...we hope to see you there!