The Philadelphia Flyers, veterans and rookies alike, will be hitting the ice on September 23 to open up training camp.
The Flyers will hold training camp at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. There are 64 total players at this year’s camp including the seven players that will be representing their countries at the World Cup of Hockey. The players will be separated into two different groups, which means two different practice sessions on Friday and Saturday.
On Friday and Saturday, one group will take the ice from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. while the other group will be on the ice from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. On Sunday the players will skate from 10:20-10:50 a.m. and then play a scrimmage game from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00p.m. All on-ice sessions at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone are free and open to the public.
There are five of the ten draft picks from this year’s draft on the roster. Some other notable players include: F Nicolas Aube-Kubel, F Samuel Dove-McFalls, F Radel Fazleev, F Travis Konecny, F Roman Lyubimov, D Robert Haag, D Sam Morin, D Philipe Myers, D Ivan Provorov, D Travis Sanheim, G Carter Hart, G Alex Lyon and G Anthony Stolarz. The complete roster, including the number of each player, can be found at philadelphiaflyers.com.
This year the fans in attendance from Friday, September 23 to Sunday, September 25 will have a chance to get some giveaways at each practice session. A Flyers 50th Anniversary jersey will be available to purchase during the weekend of activities as well. All updated on-ice practices past the first weekend of training camp can be found at philadelphiaflyers.com or by following the team’s official Twitter account (@NHLFlyers).
After a weekend of skating and playing a scrimmage, the Flyers preseason starts on Monday, September 26 with a split-squad session. One team will visit the New Jersey Devils while the other squad visits the New York Islanders.The next night Tuesday, 9/27 the Isanders visit the Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. On Wednesday, 9/28, the Devils face the Flyers at the PPL Center, home of the Flyers’ AHL Affiliate Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The Flyers then get a break and have a few days off until the Boston Bruins come to town on Saturday, October 1. The New York Rangers then visit the Flyers on Monday, 10/3 and then the Flyers visit the Rangers on Thursday, 10/6. The last preseason game for the Flyers will be on Saturday, 10/8 when they visit the Bruins.