Upcoming Events

4/4/15:  The Rink at Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, PA - 2:00 p.m. (benefits You Too Animal Rescue) 
 
4/12/15: NE Philadelphia Skate Zone - 1:30 p.m. (benefits NHS Human Services)
 
4/25/15: Voorhees NJ Skate Zone - 1:10 p.m.

Flyers Alumni Celebrate the Life of a Special Fan

Magdelena Moser, better known to her family and friends as Helen, was born in modern-day Germany in 1910 and emigrated with her parents to the United States in the early 1920s. A sports enthusiast from her youth, Helen became a dedicated hockey fan because it was somewhat similar to soccer (then and now the most popular team sport in Germany). 
 
From the time the Philadelphia Flyers franchise was created in 1967, Helen was one of the team's most devoted and loyal fans. The team held a special place in her heart, second only to her family. On a game-by-game, season-by-season, year-by-year basis, rejoiced when they won, agonized when they lost and grieved when the Flyers family mourned of its own. Helen followed the team passionately through eight Stanley Cup Final appearances and two championships but also hung in through the lean years.
 
In July of 2014, Helen celebrated her 104th birthday at the Wesley Enhanced Living community in Upper Moreland, PA. In conjunction with the Flyers and Flyers Alumni, friends arranged for a special surprise as Bob "the Hound" Kelly came out to her birthday party. She beamed as she was presented with a special Flyers jersey emblazoned with Moser and the number 104 and cried tears of joy when Kelly had her put on his Stanley Cup ring.

Flyers Alumni Raise $125k for Junior Achievement of Delaware

The 2015 edition of the annual Flyers Alumni benefit game at the Joe Rust Ice Arena at the University of Delaware for the benefit of Junior Achievement of Delaware was a smashing success. The event, which was held on March 7, raised $125,000 for Junior Achievement.
 
In addition to the brisk ticket sales from the evening's marquee event -- a game between the Flyers Alumni Team and the Capital One All-Stars -- funds were raised through activities ranging silent auctions and basket raffles to a treasure chest with a grand prize of balcony suite seats to see Kimmo Timonen's return to Philadelphia when the Flyers host the Blackhawks on Wed. March 25. There will also a fuzzy dice roll for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card and a "Wheel of Cuisine" spin with a chance to land on food/restaurant gift cards valued up to $125. 

Then and Now: Robert Esche

By Bill Meltzer
 
Over the course of his four seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers, goaltender Robert Esche brought to the organization a fiery competitiveness, a big and athletic frame and an appreciation for what it meant to be part of a team with a winning tradition and lofty expectations among fans. Along the way, he shared the Jennings Trophy (lowest goals against average) in 2002-03 and backstopped the team to within one win of the Stanley Cup Final the next year.
 
To this day, Esche holds the memories of his time with the Flyers close to his heart.
 
"I loved every second of it," he says. "I always thought of myself as a Flyer. I still do, actually. They breed that in you when you play there. I would have liked to be there longer. I would have loved to be a lifer with the Flyers because it's such a great organization and an unbelievable place to play."

Flyers Hall of Fame: Desjardins Honored for 11 Years of Excellence

By Bill Meltzer
 
Poise, intelligence, two-way savvy, unfailing professionalism and a quietly competitive nature were the hallmarks of defenseman Eric Desjardins during a stellar 1,143-game NHL career that saw him spend 10-plus seasons and 738 regular season games in a Flyers uniform.
 
On Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015, Desjardins will take his place in the Flyers' Hall of Fame, joining fellow 1990s era standouts Eric Lindros and John LeClair as well as former goaltender Ron Hextall. During his playing career, the player nicknamed "Rico" -- as in the early 1990s hit song "Rico Suave" --  won seven Barry Ashbee Trophies as the Flyers' best defenseman, played in three NHL All-Star Games (two as a Flyer) and won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award in 1998-99.