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3rd Annual CFA Winter Classic Raises $25K for Autism Support

The third annual installment of the Winter Classic Charity Hockey Game for the benefit of the Center for Autism was the biggest and most successful event to date. The Flyers Alumni helped raise over $25,000 in this year's game, silent auction and other related fundraising activities at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, PA on January 17.
 

The Flyers Alumni Teams opponent on this night, the Autism Puzzlers, put up a valiant effort against the Flyers Alumni. More importantly, however, a lot of money was raised thanks to the large turnout and the support of attendees and sponsors alike. The Alumni are pleased and proud to work with the Center for Autism to support their service mission in the Delaware Valley.The Center for Autism is the oldest specialized autism treatment center in the nation. 
 
Founded by Bertram A. Ruttenberg, M.D.,the Center is a private, non-profit organization that focuses on treating individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Center provides year-round, comprehensive evaluation, treatment and training services to children, adults and families throughout the Delaware Valley.

Then and Now: Prolific Goal Scorer Leach Now Devoted to Assisting Young Lives

By Bill Meltzer
 
One the most naturally gifted snipers to grace the National Hockey League in the 1970s to early 1980s, Reggie Leach was a nightmare for opposing goaltenders. Playing along Hockey Hall of Fame inductees Bobby Clarke and Bill Barber on the LCB Line, Leach's goal-scoring prowess earned him a spot in the Flyers Hall of Fame.
 
Nicknamed "the Rifle," Leach had a hat trick's worth of devastating shots in his arsenal. He had a wicked 100 MPH slapshot that intimidated defenders and goaltenders alike, but also a quick release and the ability to any corner or find the tiniest five hole opening. To top it off, Leach could score on tricky backhanders that made many a goalie look foolish. 
 
In his heyday, Leach was dangerous any time he got the puck over the blueline. He could score from any angle and was a good enough stickhandler to elude would-be shotblockers and pokecheck attempts. He also had underrated speed and was lethal in transition.
 
"I was fortunate to play with great teammates and to have one of the best coaches ever in Freddie [Shero]," Leach recalled in a 2014 interview conducted at the 40th anniversary reunion of the Flyers' first Stanley Cup team. "I had a great career and I am proud of it, but those people all made it possible. The Flyers have always had a great organization and I was lucky to be part of it."

Center for Autism Winter Classic with Flyers Alumni

FLYERS ALUMNI PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN 3RD ANNUAL CENTER FOR AUTISM WINTER CLASSIC: ASTON, PA. JANUARY 17, 2015

Center for Autism Winter Classic
 
In what has quickly become one of the most eagerly anticipated days on the Flyers Alumni calendar, the Alumni are pleased to take part in the Center for Autism's third annual Winter Classic Charity Hockey Game. 
 
On January 17, 2015, the Winter Classic will be held at the IceWorks Skating Complex, Rink #3, in Aston, PA. All proceeds will benefit the work the Center does to support evaluation and treatment services for children and families in the Philadelphia region.  Read more for other information, including ticket price and game time.

Flyers Alumni to Participate in Youth Hockey Night at Wells Fargo Center

On Friday, January 9, the Flyers and the members of the Flyers Alumni Association will work in conjunction with USA Hockey and AAA Mid-Atlantic to host a youth hockey night at the Wells Fargo Center. There will be three hockey clinics for children ages eight and under, with 60 kids apiece in each segment taking part in drills and receiving hands-on instruction.
 
Among the participants in the event are Flyers club president Paul Holmgren, Flyers Hall of Fame inductee Brian Propp and longtime fan favorite Todd "Fridge" Fedoruk.
 
The event runs from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. (there will be media availability beginning at 6:30). Along with the Flyers taking the youth players through drills and instruction, there will be Q and A sessions for parents in attendance. USA Hockey personnel will run the on-ice clinics and “Chalk Talk” sessions with the parents.