Things have been pretty quiet on the Flyers’ front since the end of their season, but we’ve got a bit of news to report. Today, the Flyers announced that they will be parting ways with Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon, and assistant coach Kerry Huffman has stepped down from his post. The full statement from Chuck Fletcher is as follows:
“I would like to thank Scott and Kerry for their service to the organization,” said Fletcher. “Both Scott and Kerry have dedicated their time and effort in developing Flyers prospects and bringing success to Lehigh Valley over the last several years. In speaking with each of them, we felt this was best for the future direction of the organization.
“We appreciate the positive impact Scott has had on the Organization in his six years here in Lehigh Valley,” said Jim Brooks, co-owner of the Phantoms. “Together with Scott and Kerry, we had many special moments including our trip to the AHL Conference Finals during the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. We are grateful for their dedication.”
The Phantoms finished this season with an 18-7-4-2 record, finishing second in the North Division. In Gordon’s six year tenure with the team, they put together a 186-121-40 record (plus one tie) in 348 regular season games, per the Flyers.
The Flyers also noted that the search for a new head coach for the Phantoms will begin immediately. And, as always, we’ll keep you fine folks updated on the search as, well, updates become available.