Upcoming Events

12/14/14: Game at Buck County Ice Sports in Warminster, PA (home of Larry Goodenough) - 4:00 p.m.

12/28/14: Game vs. Cherokee Alumni at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ - 3:30 p.m. 

1/10/15: Game at Aston Ice Works in Aston, PA - 7:30 p.m.

1/17/15: Game at Aston Ice Works in Aston, PA benefitting The Center for Autism- 7:00 p.m.

3/7/15: Game at University of Delaware Ice Arena in Newark, DE - 7:00 p.m.

Flyers Showed Foresight in Forsberg Selection in '91

By Bill Meltzer

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Earlier this week, Peter Forsberg was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Although the Swedish center will always beprimarily associated with the Colorado Avalanche, the Philadelphia Flyers played a major role in Forsberg's story at two crucial junctures of his career.
 
Forsberg's career was so brilliant that it is easily forget that the Flyers saw something truly special in Forsberg a full year before the rest of the NHL. When the rest of the NHL and draft pundits had Forsberg pegged as a solid-but-unspectacular prospect, Flyers scouts Inge Hammarstrom and Bill Dineen saw Forsberg as a potential franchise player.
 
In the weeks leading up to the 1991 NHL Draft, the Hockey News, which bases its Draft Preview Rankings on discussions with a cross-section of scouts from around the NHL, had Forsberg rated 25th overall. 

Lindros and LeClair Ready to Take Their Places in Flyers Hall of Fame

By Bill Meltzer

During the mid-to-late 1990s, no line in the National Hockey League was more feared than the Philadelphia Flyers' original "Legion of Doom" line. Created early in the 1994-95 season, it was on the broad shoulders of Eric Lindros and John LeClair -- along with right wing Mikael Renberg -- that the Philadelphia Flyers rocketed from a team that missed the playoffs five straight years into a perennial Stanley Cup contender.
 
Twenty years later, Lindros and LeClair will both be honored as inductees into the Flyers Hall of Fame in a special ceremony before the Flyers play the Minnesota Wild on Nov. 20. As thrilled as the two are to be inducted individually, the longtime linemates agree that it means even more to enter the team Hall of Fame together.
 
Click here to read Eric Lindros and John LeClair's joint remarks from the Flyers Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

Flyers Alumni Team Raises Money for Hero Fund

On Nov. 1, the Flyers Alumni team played a benefit game at the Oaks Center Ice Hockey Rink in Oaks, PA to raise money for the Montgomery County Hero Fund. Special thanks to all who came out to support the cause and to our opponents for the night, the Blue Liners.

 

The Montgomery County Hero Fund was started a few years ago in honor of fallen officer Brad Fox. The fund exists to provide support to the families of fallen police officers, firemen, military personnel and other first responders from the local area.

Bringing Hope Home

The Flyers Alumni recently made a donation to Bringing Hope Home. Chaired by Paul Isenberg, the organization is the 2014 winner of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce's Non-Profit Organization of the Year award.

 

Here is how our donation to Bringing Hope Home's Adopt-a-Family program is helping a family in financial need due a member's battle with cancer, according to Amy Forkin, the organization's director of family outreach:

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