|League||United States Hockey League|
|Home arena||Covelli Centre|
Purple, Orange, Black
|Owner(s)||Bruce J. Zoldan|
|General manager||Anthony Noreen|
|Head coach||Anthony Noreen|
|2003–2005, 2009–present||Youngstown Phantoms|
|2005–2009||Mahoning Valley Phantoms|
The Youngstown Phantoms are a Tier I Junior A ice hockey team that plays in the East Division of the United States Hockey League. The team plays home games at the 5,200-seat Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio. The team is owned by Bruce J. Zoldan, founder and CEO of fireworks brand Phantom Fireworks, hence the team's name.
From their inaugural season until 2009, the Phantoms played in the North American Hockey League's North Division, with home games at the 1,000-seat Boardman Ice Zone in the suburb of Boardman, Ohio. From 2005 until 2009, the team was known as the Mahoning Valley Phantoms, because the Central Hockey League's Youngstown SteelHounds moved into the county. However, soon after the SteelHounds shut down, the Phantoms started playing most of their games in the city of Youngstown, and with the move to the USHL, re-adopted the old Youngstown Phantoms name.
Two players from the Youngstown Phantoms have been drafted into the NHL. Defenseman Scott Mayfield (2009–11) was drafted in the 2nd round, 34th overall pick, by the New York Islanders in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Goalie Matthew Mahalak (2009–10) was drafted in the 6th round, 163rd overall pick, by the Carolina Hurricanes also in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
On August 10, 2011, the Youngstown Phantoms announced 29-year-old Chicago native Anthony Noreen as head coach, making him the third head coach in the team's history. Before joining the Youngstown Phantoms, Noreen was an assistant coach for three seasons at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin - Steven's Point. In April 2012, Noreen's contract was extended through the 2013–14 season.
Regular season records
|2004-05||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did Not Qualify|
|2005-06||8||2||6||0||20||33||166||Lost in Quarter-Finals|
|2006-07||10||9||1||0||47||24||152||Lost in Championship Game|
|2007-08||12||6||5||1||39||34||222||Lost in Round 2|
|2008-09||14||8||6||0||42||37||159||Lost in Semi-Finals|
|2009-10||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did Not Qualify|
|2010-11||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did Not Qualify|
|2011-12||6||3||3||0||20||25||100||Lost in East Conf Semi Finals|
|2012-13||9||5||4||0||23||23||121||Lost in East Conf Finals|
As of April 15, 2013.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|4||MacSorley, MacMac MacSorley||LW||5' 10"||201 lb||1995-12-20||Stratford, Ontario||Stratford (GOJHL)||None|
|7||Anas, SamSam Anas||RW||5' 8"||150 lb||1993-06-01||Potomac, Maryland||DC Capitals U18 (Midget AAA)||Quinnipiac|
|8||Brown, CamCam Brown||C||5' 7"||150 lb||1993-03-25||Natick, Massachusetts||Sioux City (USHL)||None|
|9||Cangelosi, AustinAustin Cangelosi||C||5' 7"||170 lb||1994-08-27||Estero, Florida||Northfield Mount Hermon (USHS–MA)||Boston College|
|10||Walker, NathanNathan Walker||LW||5' 10"||185 lb||1994-02-07||Sydney, New South Wales||HC Vítkovice Steel (Czech Extraliga)||None|
|12||Piccinich, J.J.J.J. Piccinich||RW||5' 11"||176 lb||1996-06-12||Paramus, New Jersey||North Jersey Avalacnhe U16 (Midget AAA)||Boston University|
|14||Dahl, AlexanderAlexander Dahl||C||6' 0"||174 lb||1993-02-27||Eau Claire, Wisconsin||Eau Claire Memorial (USHS–WI)||None|
|16||Evancho, ZachZach Evancho||RW||5' 8"||154 lb||1995-06-02||Derby, New York||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|18||Connor, KyleKyle Connor||C||6' 0"||160 lb||1996-12-09||Shelby Township, Michigan||Belle Tire U16 (Midget AAA)||Michigan|
|19||Nenadal, JoshJosh Nenadal||RW||5' 8"||185 lb||1994-05-14||Brecksville, Ohio||Waterloo (USHL)||None|
|22||McCrea, MarkusMarkus McCrea||LW||6' 3"||214 lb||1992-02-15||Canyon Lake, California||Lincoln (USHL)||None|
|27||Stork, LukeLuke Stork||LW||5' 11"||175 lb||1995-04-13||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Pittsburgh Hornets U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|39||Larsson, AlfredAlfred Larsson||C||6' 4"||200 lb||1993-06-11||Malmö, Sweden||Malmö J20 (J20 SuperElit)||None|
|57||Padulo, JohnJohn Padulo||RW||5' 10"||191 lb||1992-05-06||Rochester, New York||Muskegon (USHL)||None|
|2||Sweetman, EricEric Sweetman||D||5' 11"||183 lb||1994-01-25||Woodbine, Maryland||DC Capitals U18 (Midget AAA)||St. Lawrence|
|5||Davis, TommyTommy Davis||D||6' 1"||180 lb||1993-09-04||Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey||Delbarton (USHS–NJ)||Princeton|
|11||Renouf, DanielDaniel Renouf||D||6' 2"||209 lb||1994-06-01||Pickering, Ontario||Hill Academy (CAHS–ON)||Maine|
|13||Lowney, RyanRyan Lowney||D||5' 7"||156 lb||1994-01-04||Redford, Michigan||Compuware U18 (Midget AAA)||Ferris State|
|15||Miller, MattMatt Miller||D||6' 1"||185 lb||1995-08-22||East Palestine, Ohio||Pittsburgh Hornets U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|21||Mackey, KyleKyle Mackey||D||6' 0"||167 lb||1994-10-07||Derby, New York||Buffalo (OJHL)||None|
|28||Bennett, KaleKale Bennett||D||5' 10"||170 lb||1995-11-30||Ellisville, Missouri||St. Louis Amateur Blues U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|77||Mazza, JamesJames Mazza||D||6' 1"||181 lb||1994-07-07||Kings Park, New York||New York (AJHL)||None|
|29||Moore, JakeJake Moore||G||5' 10"||161 lb||1994-05-25||Arcade, New York||Buffalo Jr. Sabres U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|30||Romeo, SeanSean Romeo||G||6' 0"||166 lb||1994-11-07||Cary, North Carolina||Carolina Junior Hurricanes U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
- "Youngstown Phantoms Roster". United States Hockey League. Retrieved April 15, 2013.