The Philadelphia Flyers, the parent club for our Lehigh Valley Phantoms, has announced a rookie camp for their potential players. Many of these players will find themselves as Phantoms, sooner or later. The camp begins on September 12–the same day as the Eagles concert at the PPL Center–and extends through the 16th. The camp will be held at the Flyers Skate Zone at the Virtua Center in Voorhees, NJ. The camp will conclude on September 16, with a Rookie Game between the Flyers Rookies and their counterparts from the Washington Capitals. The practices, as well as the game, are open to the public. The times for the practice sessions were not listed, but the game will be at 3PM on the 16th. The regular Flyers training camp will open at some point following the rookie camp.
Of the 27 players invited to the rookie camp, 10 spent at least part of last season with the Phantoms in Glens Falls last season. Those players are:
Forwards: Brandon Alderson, Nick Cousins, Kevin Goumas, Derek Mathers, and Petr Straka
Defensemen: Mark Alt, Steven Delisle, Shayne Gostisbehere, Robert Hagg, Maxim Lamarche
Other players who have been invited, and who have been pegged as possible Phantoms, are:
Forwards: Scott Laughton and Taylor Leier
Defenseman: Jesper Pettersson
Goaltender: Anthony Stolarz
Players such as recent first-round picks (and defensemen) Samuel Morin and Travis Sanheim will most likely return to their Junior Hockey clubs following the camp.
For more information about the rookie camp, rookie game, and visiting Voorhees:
To purchase tickets for Phantoms preseason games at the PPL Center October 1 and October 4, please call 610-347-8499, or visit pplcenter.com.
To purchase or inquire about Phantoms season ticket packages, call 610-224-4625.
The entire Flyers Rookie Camp roster can be found here.
See you at the arena,
@Kram209 (section 106)