Flyers Alumni Celebrate Blazers Opening Day

The annual series of Flyers Alumni Team games throughout the Delaware Valley gets underway on Sept. 30, 2017. To help celebrate the start of the Philadelphia Blazers' season, the Flyers Alumni will play against the Blazers' coaches at the Flyers Skate Zone in Northeast Philadelphia. 

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Flyers Alumni Prevail in Reading Rematch With Penguins Alumni

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The Flyers Alumni Team prevailed, 8-6, against the Penguins Alumni Team at Santander Arena in Reading, PA on Saturday afternoon. Brian Boucher and Ray Emery shared the goaltending duties for the Flyers side. Dan Carcillo (hat trick, one assist), Danny Briere (two goals, three assists), team captain Eric Lindros (one goal, one assist), John LeClair (one goal, two assists) and Dave Brown scored for the Flyers Alumni.

 

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Flyers Alumni Russia Tour: Feb. 20, 2017

 

 

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11:30 p.m. (Moscow)

Earlier today, we walked from our hotel, across Red Square and to the rink adjacent to the Gum. The rink has a skating area that measures 3,000 square meters (32,291 square feet) and no player benches. As a result, our final match of our Russia tour was conducted as an old-fashioned shinny game, with all of the players on both sides on the ice at the same time and few rules (no offside, no center ice faceoff after a goal, no scoreboard or game clock, etc.).

 

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Flyers Alumni Russia Tour: Feb. 19, 2017

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9:15 PM (Moscow)
 
After a short flight on Aeroflot from St. Petersburg to Moscow and setting our stuff down at the classic European luxury Hotel National, we set out on Red Square to meet up again with Alexei Yashin. Alexei was running a kids hockey clinic (or "master class" as its called here)  on the outdoor rink at Red Square. We came to rinkside to greet Alexei and meet some of the kids.
 

Flyers Alumni Russia Tour: Feb. 18, 2017

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8:55 p.m. (St. Petersburg)

 

We played the SKA/Gazprom team today at 12,300-seat Ice Palace in St. Petersburg. We were told the game was sold out, and the admission tickets were sold separately from the KHL game pitting SKA St. Petersburg against Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in the evening. The game was televised, and we had players interviewed by the Russian sports broadcasting equivalent of ESPN.

 

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