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 Alumni Play to Honor Lasting Memory of Jeff Burd

JeffBurdpicBy Bill Meltzer
 
Founded six years ago to honor the 2004 meningitis-related passing of 16-year-old Cherokee Chiefs hockey player Jeff Burd, the annual Alumni Memorial Game played in his honor has grown into a means of turning tragedy into a way to help others and support worthy causes. This year's Memorial will be the biggest in the event's history.
 
On December 28, 2014, the Flyers Alumni will play a benefit game against the Cherokee Chiefs at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support four charities:the Jeff Burd Memorial Fund, the National Meningitis Association, USA Wounded Warriors and Wings of Steel Sled Hockey.
 
Scott McKay, the event's co-organizer and longtime Chiefs coach, recalls Jeff fondly.
 
"Jeff was a great kid with wonderful parents; a coach's dream," said McKay. "He never missed a practice or a game. He was reliable, respectful, and mature, and had a good work ethic. He was a bright kid, too, and a good student in school." 

Flyers Alumni Extend Best Thoughts to Gagne Family

Gagne-SimonGagne-PierreOn Wednesday, the Boston Bruins announced that left winger Simon Gagne will take an indefinite leave of absence to be at the side of his father, Pierre, in Quebec. Shortly after the announcement from the Bruins, it was revealed that the Gagne patriarch is gravely ill. 
 
"We received a sad news in the last few days. My dad met with a specialist in Boston and he has an incurable cancer," Simon Gagne said in a public statement. "We hope a miracle will happen. Right now, there are more important things than hockey and I want to be with my family in Quebec City."
 
The Gagne family have longstanding ties to the Flyers organization.

Helping During the Holidays: Alumni Join with St. Johns Hospice and Cityteam

St. JohnsIn the spirit of goodwill and Delaware Valley community service that the Flyers Alumni family embodies throughout the year but especially during the holiday season, the Alumni are proud to join with the St. John's Hospice and Cityteam to render assistance to needy members of our community.
 
On Dec. 19, members of the Flyers Alumni family will travel to St. John's Hospice (1221 Race St. in Philadelphia) to serve lunch to the homeless men who turn to the charitable institution. 
 
On a daily basis, St. John's Hospice provides a nutritious and hot noon meal for more than 300 men each weekday. The hospice also provides counseling services, daily showers and clothing, and a mailroom.  

Then and Now: Mikael Renberg

By Bill MeltzerRenberg- HOF night
 
On November 20, 2014, two-thirds of the Legion of Doom line took their rightful places as members of the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. Eric Lindros and John LeClair were honored for their longtime status of ranking among the top players in franchise history.
 
The third original member of the line, Mikael Renberg, will probably not receive that honor. After a brilliant start in his first two-and-a-half seasons in the NHL, a series of major injuries cut the heart out of what otherwise may be have been the prime of the well-liked Swede's career.
 
Always known for his modesty and refusal to make excuses, Renberg is humble when asked to rate his own NHL career.
 
"I'm really proud of my career. I had a good career, but I was not as good as John and Eric. They were superstars. I'm happy with what I did, but I was not as good as them," Renberg said on the night of LeClair and Lindros' induction into the tea Hall of Fame.
 
Renberg was an outstanding two-way player in his own right before the injuries. His success did not come simply by riding the coattails of Lindros and LeClair or rookie-year linemate Mark Recchi. 
 
"Mikael was just as big a part of the line as I was or as Johnny was," said Lindros. "It took all three of us to do something. I certainly don't forget what Mikael Renberg was all about, that's for sure."