Flyers Country: Christmas vacation

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The fans and Flyers enjoyed their evening off fun at the Skills Competition. (Lauren Pizzi)

The fans and Flyers enjoyed their evening off fun at the Skills Competition. (Lauren Pizzi)

The Flyers held a Super Skills Competition Tuesday night for the fans in the Wells Fargo Center. Over 11,000 people showed up for the event.

Joe Paterson was named head coach of the Phantoms Monday morning. John Paddock will return to his duties as assistant general manager.

The ECHL announced Wednesday the Greenville-Gwinnett match that was postponed has now been rescheduled for February 22.


In the last game before the holiday break, the Flyers seemed to have mentally checked out. The team never showed up as they were downed Monday night, 5-0, to the 26th ranked Florida Panthers. There was no emotion and no effort from the Flyers.

17:27 of the 1st: FLA Bill Thomas (2) – Assists: Steve Reinprecht (6) & Tomas Vokoun (1)
19:16 of the 1st: FLA Evgeny Dadonov (2) – Assists: Bryan McCabe (12) & Dmitry Kulikov (6)
03:53 of the 2nd: FLA Shawn Matthias (5) – Assists: Marty Reasoner (9) & Evgeny Dadonov (4)
13:12 of the 2nd: FLA Mike Santorelli (9) – Assists: Steve Bernier (6)
11:35 of the 3rd: FLA Dmitry Kulikov (2) – Assists: Bryan McCabe (13) & Stephen Weiss (11)

(L) PHI Sergei Bobrovsky (15-5-3): 18 saves on 22 shots – 33:12 TOI
PHI Brian Boucher (7-3-2): 11 saves on 12 shots – 26:48 TOI
(W) FLA Tomas Vokoun (13-12-0): 26 saves on 26 shots – 60:00 TOI

The Phantoms had no games over the week.

The Road Warriors followed up their scoreless regulation game with a 4-goal win over the Gwinnett Gladiators to send the players home for the holidays on a high note. They will pick up next week as the first place team in the ECHL.

15:20 of the 1st: GRN Jimmy Kilpatrick, PPG (5) – Assists: Blake Parlett & Mark Voakes
06:12 of the 2nd: GRN Jimmy Kilpatrick, PPG (6) – Assists: Justin Bowers & Mark Voakes
14:57 of the 2nd: GRN Marc-Olivier Vallerand, SHG (13) – Assists: Connor Shields
15:37 of the 3rd: GWT Tim Miller (8) – Assists: Michael Forney
19:04 of the 3rd: GRN Connor Shields (7) – Assists: Cullen Eddy

(W) GRN Dov Grumet-Morris (12-3-0-1): 31 saves on 32 shots – 60:00 TOI
(L) GWT Billy Sauer (5-5-1-1): 20 saves on 24 shots – 60:00 TOI


The Flyers return to the ice on their annual western road trip. They start Tuesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Then they head to California to face the Los Angeles Kings Thursday and Anaheim Ducks Friday.

The Phantoms get right back into action the day after Christmas when they face the Binghamton Senators Sunday. They finish their road trip Tuesday against the Syracuse Crunch and begin their home-stand Wednesday when they play the Manchester Monarchs. They continue at home Friday against the Springfield Falcons and Saturday against the Albany Devils.

The Road Warriors face a week of the South Carolina Stingrays. They play them at home Monday and twice on the road Wednesday and Friday.


Philadelphia Flyers
22-8-5 – 49 pts (2nd in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference)

Adirondack Phantoms
6-23-2-0 – 14 pts (8th in East Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)

Greenville Road Warriors
20-6-1-1 – 42 pts (1st in South Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)


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Categories: AHL, Column, ECHL, Ice Hockey, NHL, Sports

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