DOWNLOAD NEW PHANTOM APP..INCLUDES LOCO SCHEDULE
The Phantoms now have our own App! Download the 'Spaces by Wix' app via Android or Apple link below and then follow the instructions to download the Phantom App and 'Add to Device Homescreen' to have the Phantom icon and link right on your mobile device. No more having to search your internet browsing history or scrolling through your bookmarks to find us! (Because we know trying to remember www.WMPhantoms.com or www.WestMichiganPhantoms.com was too difficult)
NEW LOCO, ZOMBIE, PHANTOM STORE GOES ONLINE
You asked, We Delivered! New Phantom, Zombie and Locomotive merchandise is now available through a new partnership with 'High School Fan Stand', a local Grand Rapids company that will allow those looking for team swag more products and more color options than has ever been offered before from Phantom Hockey. Additionally, Zombie Hockey and Locomotives Hockey, our affilate teams, will also have products available for the first time ever. Unlike previous 'stores' that we have offered, there is no timeframe for the store to be open, there are no minimum orders and once you order your items, you can have shipped directly to your house or pick up from one of three
locations around the Grand Rapids area (Northland Drive, Grandville or 32nd Street). Click on the 'Online Store' icon on this page to be directed to the new store featuring over 200 products and thousands of color options...including Youth Sizes! The store is a combined store for Phantom, Zombie and Locos and you can see your product with your desired logo (two Phantom logos, two Zombie logos and one Locos logo to choose from). We cant wait to see you in their gear at the games or under the Christmas tree this upcoming holiday season. Enjoy your shopping!
INFORMATION FROM CAPTAIN'S MEETING FOR SEASON
The defending league champion Lakeside Locomotives will kick off the team’s tenth season and begin their ninth year of play on Tuesday, October 4th. The Locomotives will be joined by five other teams (Beerly Legal, Lancers, Busch Leaguers, Fort Freight and Sei Bella Tattoo (formerly the house team) for the 2022-2023 season at Lakeshore Sports Centre. On September 26th, captains of each of the teams along with rink management held their pre-season meeting in preparation of the new season. Information from the meeting is highlighted by the following:
League Fees for each team will be $4375 (this is an overall increase of $475 from the previous season). In terms of the Locomotives, fees will be $313 per player (13 skaters & goaltender). Teams are required to have a quarter of the team’s league fees paid by the following dates: October 18, November 15, January 17, February 14).
Game times will be 8:45pm, 9:50pm and 10:00pm for the season. (In the event earlier ice times during the season, games will be shifted with as much notice as possible). 8:45pm and 9:50pm games will be played on the North Rink, while the 10:00pm game will be played on the South Rink
Change from Last Season: A No Slap Shot Rule will be introduced this season. At the discretion of the referee, if a person takes a slap-shot, the play will be whistled dead (no penalty for slap shots; however, intent to injure penalty could be called if it is a complete and obvious slap-shot
Players will be limited to 4 goals per game (Shoot-Out does not count)
In the event of a tie at end of regulation, the game will enter a 3-Round Shoot-out. If no winner is determined during the three-round shoot-out, sudden-death rounds will be added until a winner is determined.
Games will be three-11 minute periods.
Change from Last Season: Subs will be permitted (as well as regular players) on multiple teams during the regular season. Subs will not be able to play for multiple teams in the post-season and the 3-game eligibility for post-season will remain.
Fighting: If a player gets into a fight, he will be suspended for the number of games deemed by the referee and the rink. A $20 fee will be assessed for each suspended—payable to Lakeshore Sports Center. In the event a player gets into two fights during the season, the player must meet for an in-person meeting with rink staff prior to returning to play.
The rink will continue to enforce that players will be respectful to the referees, game staff and rink staff. Referees do have the right to penalize players, eject players and suspend players (including the $20 fee) for players who fight, argue, swear, etc at referees, game staff and rink staff.
Lakeshore Sports Centre will be moving all league standings, stats and league information to their website at www.lakeshoresportscentre.net. This will replace Project Hockey. Once their website is up and running with links, we will provide the information and links on the Locos website.
SAT., MARCH 18: BLACKHAWKS PRACTICE RINK BvsG GAME
The Phantoms will return to the Windy City in March for the third Black vs. Gray game of the 2022-2023 season at the practice rink of the Chicago Blackhawks. Fifth Third Arena, located just feet from the United Center, will host the Phantoms on Saturday, March 18th from 3:50-5:20pm Central time for a battle of the Black and Yellow. The Phantoms continue the team's unprecidented push to explore new rinks and give our players a unique and fun experience and we know Chicago will not disapoint. Price to skate in this game will be $40 and will be limited to 24 skaters (12 skaters vs. 12 skaters) and 2 goaltenders. Additional information in the coming weeks. Click below to sign up:
YOST TO PLAY HOST TO BLACK vs. GRAY GAME MAY 20TH
Due to several requests by several players, the Phantoms have added a game at Yost Ice Arena, home of the Michigan Wolverines Hockey Club to the 2022-2023 series of Black vs. Gray games. The game will take place on Saturday, May 20th from 3:00-4:30pm. Price to skate in this game will be $45 and will be limited to 24 skaters (12 skaters vs. 12 skaters) and 2 goaltenders. During this Yost game, the Phantoms will shift to Yellow jerseys vs. Black jerseys, which will be provided during the game for use by those playing in game. The Phantoms have placed a couple stipulations on this game to ensure no issues arise with other planned events or this event. The first, the Black vs. Gray game scheduled on March 18th in Chicago must take place or this Yost game for 2022-2023 will be canceled. The second, the team must receive at least 20-skater signs-ups prior to early March or this Yost game will be canceled. Click below to sign up or see who is signed up. (Be sure to tab over to the 'Yost' tab to see the details of those signed up).