Professional Sports


Our professional sports coverage started with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs baseball team 13 years ago and has grown to include three professional sports teams. Our Emmy Award-winning productions feature expert analysis, high-definition video and more camera angles than any other local sports coverage provider. TV2 has won a pair of Emmy Awards for our in-depth sports coverage and is the exclusive television provider for four local professional sports teams. In addition to the IronPigs, we televise home games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms and the Reading Fightin Phils.
Recent Highlights

Gabbin' With Gabe - Maksim Sushko
In the 2nd edition of ‘Gabbin with Gabe’, Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Kurtis Gabriel chats with rookie teammate, Maksim Sushko, about moving to a new country to play junior hockey, learning the English language, and adapting to life in the pros.
2020 AHL All-Star Classic Recap
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms had one representative in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic as rookie Morgan Frost headed to Ontario, California over the weekend. Kristi Fulkerson looks back at the 2-day event featuring the annual Skills Competition and 3-on-3 All-Star Challenge.
Breaking The Ice - Carsen Twarynski
On this Edition of Breaking the Ice, Phantoms Forward Carsen Twarynski joins us in studio as we take a look back at the AHL All-Star break.
Gabbin' With Gabe - Nate Prosser
First-year Phantom Kurtis Gabriel takes the TV2 mic in a new interview segment about life, hockey, and everything in between. The first edition of Gabbin’ with Gabe features a former and current teammate in Lehigh Valley captain, Nate Prosser.
Gabbin' With Gabe - Isaac Ratcliffe
Episode 3 of Gabbin’ with Gabe features an interview with rookie forward Isaac Ratcliffe. Host, Kurtis Gabriel delves into the rookie’s early days of playing hockey, living the pro life, plus we learn about Isaac's tattoos and favorite TV shows!
Gabbin' With Gabe - Maksim Sushko
In the 2nd edition of ‘Gabbin with Gabe’, Lehigh Valley Phantoms forward Kurtis Gabriel chats with rookie teammate, Maksim Sushko, about moving to a new country to play junior hockey, learning the English language, and adapting to life in the pros.
2020 AHL All-Star Classic Recap
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms had one representative in the 2020 AHL All-Star Classic as rookie Morgan Frost headed to Ontario, California over the weekend. Kristi Fulkerson looks back at the 2-day event featuring the annual Skills Competition and 3-on-3 All-Star Challenge.
Breaking The Ice - Carsen Twarynski
On this Edition of Breaking the Ice, Phantoms Forward Carsen Twarynski joins us in studio as we take a look back at the AHL All-Star break.
Gabbin' With Gabe - Nate Prosser
First-year Phantom Kurtis Gabriel takes the TV2 mic in a new interview segment about life, hockey, and everything in between. The first edition of Gabbin’ with Gabe features a former and current teammate in Lehigh Valley captain, Nate Prosser.
Breaking the Ice - Max Willman
On this edition of Breaking The Ice Phantoms Forward Max Willman joins us in studio, to discuss his journey to the AHL and his first career goal. Plus, we look back at Maksim Sushko & Kyle Criscuolo's visit to Cleveland Elementary School.
Breaking The Ice - Kurtis Gabriel
On this edition of Breaking The Ice, Phantoms Forward Kurtis Gabriel joins us in studio as he discusses his time in the NHL and his journey to the Lehigh Valley.
Phantoms Host PCFLV Families
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms hosted some families from the Pediatric Cancer Foundation this past week, as they got to tour the locker room and team facilities.
Breaking The Ice - Chris Bigras
On this edition of Breaking the Ice, Defenseman Chris Bigras joins us in studio to discuss life in the Lehigh Valley, his Phantoms family, and what it means to be a part of the Philadelphia Flyers organization.
Meet The Phantoms - #34 Alex Lyon
Alex Lyon is in his 4th season as a goalie for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. As part of our weekly ‘Breaking the Ice’ segment, Alex talk about his decision to attend Yale University, how playing college hockey has helped him develop, and why his journey to the pros was somewhat unexpected. To see Alex Lyon’s full ‘Breaking the Ice’ interview, go to the ‘Phantom’ page under the 'Pro Sports' tab.
Phantoms Deliver Holiday Gifts
After their teammates picked out a cartful of toys (see previous story), three more LV Phantoms players had the honor of delivering the gifts to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital. Kurtis Gabriel, Matt Strome, and Isaac Ratcliffe were on the front lines, making the day of several young patients like Nolan, Rocco, and McCoy.
Phantoms Shop For Kids
Service Electric and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms teamed up to support the Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital by shopping for toys and later delivering them to current pediatric patients. 4 players - Alex Lyon, Kyle Criscuolo, James deHaas and Chris Bigras - joined TV2’s Kristi Fulkerson on a shopping adventure at Target, sharing their stories along the way!
Teddy Bear Toss Delivery
Ever wonder what happens to the thousands of stuffed animals thrown to the ice on Teddy Bear Toss night? They’re counted one-by-one and delivered to local non-profit, Valley Youth House. Part of the annual delivery tradition includes the help of the LV Phantoms players who set up and scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal!
Breaking The Ice - Tyler Wotherspoon
On this edition of Breaking the Ice Defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon joins us in studio to discuss his professional hockey journey and how he joined the Philadelphia Flyers organization.
Meet the Phantoms - #51 Kyle Criscuolo
Prior to coming to the Philadelphia organization, Phantoms forward Kyle Criscuolo spent time in Minnesota with current Flyers General Manager, Chuck Fletcher. Hear about the unique off-ice opportunity for Kyle and how it changed his perspective on the hockey business. To see Kyle’s full ‘Breaking the Ice’ interview, go to the 'Phantoms Page' under the 'Pro Sports' tab.
Breaking The Ice - Alex Lyon
On this edition of Breaking the Ice Goaltender Alex Lyon joins us in studio to discuss his time with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
Meet the Phantoms - J-F Berube
Find out when first-year Phantom J-F Berube first became a hockey goalie and what the 9th-year pro says is his favorite part about the position. To see his full interview from our weekly Breaking the Ice segment, go the 'Phantoms' page under the 'Pro Sports' tab.
Real Men Wear Pink Campaign
Phantoms' Forward Greg Carey was the celebrity bartender at 99 Bottles for his Real Men Wear Pink Campaign in an effort to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society.
Meet The Phantoms - T.J. Brennan
The 4th-year Phantom and veteran defenseman T.J. Brennan tells us what he loves most about living in the Lehigh Valley. To see his full interview from our weekly Breaking the Ice segment, go to the Phantoms Page under the Pro Sports tab.
Breaking The Ice - Kyle Criscuolo
On this edition of Breaking the Ice Forward Kyle Criscuolo joins us in studio to discuss his decision to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers organization over this past offseason.
Meet the Phantoms - Greg Carey
From a portion of our weekly "Breaking the Ice" segment, hear about Greg's off-ice role as locker room DJ!
Breaking The Ice - J-F Berube
On this edition of Breaking the Ice Goaltender J-F Berube joins us in studio to discuss his professional hockey journey.
Breaking The Ice- Andy Welinski
On this edition of Breaking The Ice, Phantoms Defenseman Andy Welinski joins us in studio to talk about his professional hockey journey.
Meet The Phantoms- Cal O'Reilly
In this Edition of Meet the Phantoms Cal O'Reilly joins us in Studio to talk a little about his past and his decision to sign with the Flyers Organization.
Breaking The Ice- Cal O'Reilly
On this Edition of Breaking The Ice Phantoms' Forward Cal O'Reilly joins us in studio, and we take a look back at the 6th Annual Phantoms' Charities Golf Tournament.
Breaking The Ice- T.J. Brennan
On this Edition of Breaking the Ice Phantoms' Defenseman T.J. Brennan joins us in studio, while we also take a look at the Phantoms visit to the Lehigh Valley Children's Hospital.
U.S. Sled Hockey Team Makes Special Visit to PPL Center
Just before the LV Phantoms opened their 2019-20 season, they welcomed a fellow group of elite hockey players to Allentown. The U.S. National Men’s Sled Hockey Team called PPL Center home for 4 days of training camp, spending time with both the professionals and the Phantoms Charities Sled Hockey Team. The 3-time reigning Paralympic gold medalists and 2019 World Champions continue to compete at a high level while working tirelessly to grow the game.
Melvin Becomes Honorary Boy Scout
It was a special day for a member of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. As a ceremony was held at PPL Center that recognized Melvin who become an honorary member of the Boy Scouts.
Annual Rookie Game- New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
The Philadelphia Flyers made a trip to the PPL Center for a preseason tilt against the New York Islanders in the annual rookie game.
IronPigs Youth Baseball Camp
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs hosted their Annual Youth Baseball Camp this past week. The camp invites campers to learn a thing or two from the big leaguers as IronPigs Players and Coaches taught the fundamentals at Coca-Cola Park.
Phantoms Youth Goalie and Shooting Clinic
The Phantoms hosted their Annual Youth Goalie and Shooting Clinic this past week at the Steel Ice Center. The specialized clinic helps the young athletes fine-tune their skill set on the ice.
Phantoms Youth Hockey Development Camp
Phantoms Annual Youth Hockey development Camp took place last week at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem. The young athletes learned the fundamentals of hockey and trained on the ice alongside Phantoms Goaltender Alex Lyon and Phantoms Assistant Coach Kerry Huffman.
IronPigs 2nd Half Preview
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs begin the second half of their season on a twelve game road trip. The IronPigs are looking to climb up the division standings as they sit eight and a half games back from the division leader. Doug Heater gives us an in depth preview of what's to come for the IronPigs.
2019 Flyers Development Camp
The Flyers Development Camp welcomed all prospective players at the Flyers Skate Zone in Vorhees, New Jersey. Young Phantoms players got to experience what it takes to be a professional by getting back on the ice with other young Flyers.
2018-19 Phantoms Season-In-Review
Five seasons of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey have come and gone in downtown Allentown. The 2018-19 team just missing the Calder Cup Playoff cut finishing with 39 wins and 85 points. Kristi Fulkerson looks back at the 45th anniversary season, recapping the ups and downs from opening night to their April 13th finale.
IronPigs Fans Excited For The New Season
All the buzz and excitement at the Major League level for the Phillies has also traveled down to the Lehigh Valley for the fans of IronPigs. As the IronPigs are in their twelfth season here at Coca-Cola Park and the local fans are excited to see their team back on the baseball diamond.
Phantoms Sled Hockey Team Completes First Season
March 25, 2019, After four months of practice, the inaugural Phantoms Charities Sled Hockey Team concluded their 2018-19 season with a special practice at PPL Center. With the support of the community, local businesses, and Phantoms Charities supporters, athletes with mobility challenges were provided with all the tools necessary to enjoy the game of hockey. Members of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms were there to take part in the team's final ice session and look forward to more involvement in the future.
4th Annual Phantoms Spelling Bee
April 8, 2019, Phantoms forward, fan favorite, and honorary TV2 personality, Cole Bardreau, has some fun with four of the team’s rookies - Connor Bunnaman, Pascal Laberge, David Kase, and Carsen Twarynski — putting them to the test as part of the 2019 Phantoms Spelling Bee.
Coming Full Circle
April 1, 2019, Following in the footsteps of his father and making his hockey dream a reality, Colin McDonald began his pro career with the Springfield Falcons in 2007. More than a decade later, the 34-year old returned to the same Massachusetts arena as captain of the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic, taking time to reflect on his decorated career. His passion for the game and dedication as a leader making the fourth-year Phantoms captain invaluable to the Flyers organization on and off the ice.
Lehigh Valley IronPigs Pitcher Cole Irvin Interview
With the start of baseball right around the corner many Major League and Minor League teams are down in Florida for Spring Training as they prepare for the regular season. Lehigh Valley IronPigs Pitcher Cole Irvin is coming off of a stellar campaign last season in which he went 14-4, with 135 strikeouts to only 35 walks, and was named International League Pitcher of the Year. Mike Ventola was able to catch up with the IronPigs Pitcher down in Clearwater, Florida and check in on how Irvin is preparing for the upcoming season.
Hart Handling Pressure in Philadelphia
February 25,2019, It's been an eventful season for both the Flyers and Phantoms front office with head coaching changes, injuries, call-ups, and trades but one constant has been the overwhelming support for the team's youngest goaltender. Kristi Fulkerson caught up with Carter Hart to talk about his pro career start with the Phantoms and how he's handling life in the NHL.
Phantoms Take Part in Read Across America Week
March 4, 2019, Just before the start of a very busy month of March, three Phantoms players made time to help celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a visit to Alburtis Elementary School. Cole Bardreau, Alex Lyon, and Greg Carey spent an afternoon with students in grades K-5 hoping to emphasizing the importance of reading and working hard in school.
Gordon Up To The Challenge
February 11, 2019, December 17th was a whirlwind day for former Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon when he learned he'd been promoted to Philadelphia, a challenge he didn't expect but tackled head on. Kristi Fulkerson has more on Gordon's approach to taking over a struggling team and how the Flyers have turned their season around.
2019 AHL All-Star Classic: 3v3 Challenge
February 4, 2019, The 2019 All-Star event continued Monday with an entirely 3-on-3 competition as the AHL's four division's competed in a round-robin tournament, eventually decided in a shootout. Kristi Fulkerson made the trip to Springfield, MA and has a recap of Day 2.
Vecchione Takes Fans Inside the Team's 5-Day Road Trip
January 21, 2019, In late November, early December we sent a camera with Phantoms center Mike Vecchione as the team set off on a 3-game, 5-day road trip to Canada. The second-year pro documenting what it's like when the team leaves home, including long bus rides, pit stops, morning skates, and other hockey traditions. In this case, the team went 3-0 with wins over Laval, Belleville, and Toronto, plus Vecchione may have realized a new talent.
2019 AHL All-Star Classic: Skills Competition
January 28, 2019, Representing Lehigh Valley at this year's AHL All-Star Classic, Greg Carey and Colin McDonald joined their Eastern Conference teammates to battle the Western Conference in the league's annual Skills Competition to open the annual event. Kristi Fulkerson made the trip to Springfield, MA and has a recap of Day 1.
Phantoms Share Top Career Moments
January 7, 2019, With a wide range of experience and different paths to the pros, each Phantoms player has memorable game, goal, or accomplishment that stands out above the rest. As members of the team looked back on their careers and reminisced, Kristi Fulkerson pieced together this story to highlight their most memorable moments.
Phantoms Shop & Donate Christmas Toys
December 17, 2018, Tis the season of giving and members of the Phantoms organization continued to find ways to give back to their community. Alex Lyon, Colin McDonald, and Greg Carey joined Kristi Fulkerson on a holiday shopping trip to Target, each adopting a child as part of Valley Youth House's holiday gift campaign, teaming up to check items off the kids' wish list. The trio later wrapped and delivered the gifts themselves.
Fans Set Teddy Bear Toss Record
December 10, 2018, The Phantoms hosted their 5th Annual Teddy Bear Toss game on December 8th, collecting 7,148 stuffed animals for a new Lehigh Valley record. Fans sent the fur flying 4:06 into the first period when T.J. Brennan, Greg Carey, and rookie Connor Bunnaman combined to net the game's first goal. Then it was time to count, deliver, and donate the goods to Valley Youth House in Bethlehem.
2019 AHL All-Star Classic Recap
The AHL All-Star Classic took place over the weekend and was hosted by the Springfield Thunderbirds. Two Lehigh Valley Phantoms Colin McDonald and Greg Carey made the trip up north to Massachusetts to participate in the All-Star Classic. Kristi Fulkerson also made the trip up north to give us a recap of all the All-Star weekend Festivities.
Sports Scene's Top Moments of 2018 #2
With the New Year of 2019 upon us, the Sport Scene Staff looked back at all of the Local Sports action throughout the 2018 year. Top Moment #2 was a Playoff Clinching win for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
4th Annual Building Hope For Kids Reveal
The Phantoms Organization makes it a point to help and give back to the Lehigh Valley Communities. The Phantoms Charities hosted their 4th Annual Building Hope For Kids Reveal on Thursday, which provided a home for a Family in Allentown.
Phantoms Feud
November 19, 2018, Phantoms forward Cole Bardreau hosts the first annual edition of Phantoms Feud, pitting the USA vs. the World (Canada, in this case) in an entertaining spoof of the lovable game show. Are you ready to Feud?
Thanksgiving at PPL Center
November 24, 2018 Members of the Phantoms and PPL Center staffs teamed up to plan, prepare, and serve a delicious holiday meal to families of Valley Youth House.
Vecchione Bartends for Real Men Wear Pink Campaign
October 29, 2018 2nd-year center Mike Vecchione is the third Phantom to take part in the Lehigh Valley's Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, raising money for Breast Cancer awareness and research. He tried his hand at bartending to help fundraise for the cause in what turned out to be an entertaining evening at 99 Bottles.
Players Visit Youth Hockey Practices
November 12, 2018 Over the course of a week, several Phantoms pros spent time at practices for their younger counterparts, supporting the growth of hockey in the area through the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Youth Organization. This is a look back at a practice featuring Anthony Stolarz, James DeHaas, Cole Bardreau, Mike Vecchione visiting the Mites squad practice session.
Summer Highlights
October 22, 2018 Phantoms players tell us about the highlight of their summers!
Phantoms Charities Golf Classic
October 15, 2018 Phantoms players, coaches, staff, and community partners hit the links to support Phantoms Charities.
Phantoms Deliver Season Tickets to Fans
October 6, 2018 Just days before Opening Night, members of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms spread out across the area to hand-deliver season tickets to some lucky fans. Connor Bunnaman, Carter Hart, James DeHaas, and Phil Myers did the honors, each visiting 3-4 homes. Our cameras had a chance to follow the adventures of Hart and Myers.
Phantoms Rewind: Cole Bardreau's Fearless Comeback
March 19, 2018 After suffering a serious neck injury in college, Cole Bardreau beat the odds to return to the ice alongside his teammates. The Phantoms third-year center has continued to battle injuries in his professional career but perseveres with an attitude and energy fueled by his passion for the game. Kristi Fulkerson tells the comeback story.
Phantoms Rewind: A Hockey Life
April 3, 2017 A veteran AHL defenseman and life-long Flyers fan, T.J. Brennan signed with his favorite childhood team in the summer of 2016 joining the club's AHL affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms. After growing up in New Jersey and playing seven seasons of professional hockey, his career had come nearly full circle with one step left to take. Kristi Fulkerson tells the story of T.J's dedicated hockey life and why making his way back to the Flyers organization is a dream come true.