Team Orange outlasted Team White 5-3 Saturday evening in the Battle on Hamilton in front of a sold-out PPL Center crowd of 7,800. The game was a mixed-squad contest involving the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Philadelphia Flyers and was the first hockey event ever at the brand-new, state-of-the-art PPL Center.
"I think this is a hockey place, it's a hockey city," Phantoms head coach Terry Murray said. "I'm not surprised at all that the crowd was as energetic and full as it was today. They're telling us they want more of it and we're ready to get going."Here's a look at some of the photos during the night... BOXSCORE: TEAM ORANGE 5, TEAM WHITE 3
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - PPL Center - Allentown, PA
Team Orange 0, 3, 2 - 5
Team White 1, 0, 2 - 3
1st Period- Team White, Flemming (Alt, Rinaldo), 3:29.
2nd Period - Team Orange, Raffl (Laughton), 1:14. Team Orange, Akeson (Laughton, Del Zotto), 1:32. Team Orange, Leier (Alderson, Cousins) 15:49
3rd Period - Team Orange, Alderson (Cousins, Leier), 4:06. Team White, Straka (Schenn, Rinaldo), 7:23. Team White, Flemming (Noebels, Gordon), 18:00. Team Orange, VandeVelde EN (Knapp) 19:51.
1st Period - No Penalties.
2nd Period - Straka, WHI (Tripping), 4:01.
3rd Period - No Penalties.
Shots on Goal - Team Orange 10-14-12-36; Team White 11-11-13-35.
Power Play Opportunities - Team Orange 0 / 1; Team White 0 / 0.
Goalies- Team Orange, Knapp 0-0-0 (15 shots-14 saves), Ouellette 0-0-0 (20 shots, 18 saves).
Team White, Stolarz 0-0-0 (35 shots-31 saves).