The road to playing with the Youngstown Phantoms began in Bethesda, Md., for Sam Anas. He played hockey at Landon Prep School and was recruited by the Phantoms through his traveling hockey team. The Phantoms drafted Anas in the second round, 22nd overall, in the United States Hockey League draft. He made the team and began his career in 2011-2012. For Anas, the chance to play in the USHL was exhilarating.