Phantoms' 2017-18 Home Opener Revealed

Lehigh Valley to Host Hershey in Home Opener

The American Hockey League (AHL) will release its schedule for the 2017-18 season later this week, but teams around the league announced the opponent for their home opener Monday afternoon.

After a thrilling back-and-forth first round playoffs series between the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Hershey Bears went the distance last spring, it’s only fitting that the Phantoms will begin the home portion of their schedule hosting the Bears on Saturday, October 7th at 7:05 p.m. ET at the PPL Center in downtown Allentown, Pa.

While unconfirmed until the league releases the full schedule for all teams, it’s believed that the Phantoms’ home opener will also mark their season opener on October 7th.

While waiting for the Phantoms’ full schedule for the 2017-18 season – and we’ll have a full breakdown of that as soon as its officially released – take a look at an exclusive breakdown of opponents the Phantoms will face this upcoming season.

We don’t know the whens and wheres just yet, but a league source shared how many times the Phantoms will play each of their opponents in the 2017-18, and we shared that exclusive information here along with the news about the realignment of the AHL’s divisions for the upcoming season.