Look, I just wanted to be the first one in the Lehigh Valley to use that headline. Nevertheless, it might not be much of a battle, and there might not be a ton of actual Flyers stars on the ice, but it’s still the first public hockey at the PPL Center. And, it’s sold out. Some 8600, they tell me. I recommend you get in line for the restrooms right now. Also, I call dibs on the use of “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fyten” when it becomes appropriate.
News and Notes:
- As we noted before, more players have been added from Flyers camp: wingers Taylor Leier and Darroll Powe were added, while winger Andrew Gordon and defensemen Oliver Lauridsen and Brandon Manning will join once they clear waivers.
- From Flyers camp, in Allentown for the scrimmage: Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl, Zac Rinaldo, Jay Rosehill, Blair Jones, Zack Stortini, Scott Laughton, Chris VandeVelde, Michael Del Zotto, Luke Schenn, Jason Akeson, and Shayne Gostisbehere. Anthony Stolarz will mind the net for one team, while Connor Knapp and Martin Ouellette will split duties for the other.
- It will be Orange vs White. Media reports say they will play three periods, but the last could be a simulation of an overtime period, with the new rules.
- Word out of the arena this morning is that the cell service is still really poor in there. If you need to stay in touch for emergency reasons or whatnot, make your way toward upper levels or near the exits. Keep in mind the arena does not allow for re-entry (without an additional ticket).
- The game will be broadcast live on SECTV-2 on the TV side. The radio broadcast will begin with a pre-game at 4:20PM on AM-1470. Inside the arena only, due to the poor reception, the game can be heard on FM-89.9.
- Puck drops at 5:00PM. If your ticket says 5:30, it’s wrong.
- Late update: Orange Team: 12 Raffl, 37 Rosehill, 42 Akeson, 46 Powe, 49 Laughton, 52 Cousins, 58 Leier, 61 Hextall, 64 Alderson, 66 Johnston, 76 VendeVelde, 77 Fyten, 15 Del Zotto, 22 Luke Schenn, 48 Delisle, 50 Morin, 53 Gostisbehere, 60 Lamarche, 67 Knapp (G), 70 Ouellette (G)
- White Team: 10 Brayden Schenn, 34 Gordon, 36 Rinaldo, 41 Jones, 51 Straka, 57 Mathers, 63 Goumas, 68 Hatch, 79 Marshall, 80 Wiles, 81 Noebels, 38 Lauridsen, 39 Alt, 43 Manning, 54 Hagg, 59 Pettersson, 82 Flemming, 65 Stolarz (G)
- PARKING: Remember to leave a little extra time, and avoid 7th Street and Linden Street. Use www.AllentownEventParking.com for real-time updates on lot and deck availability. DO NOT attempt to park in the arena garage; it’s likely full already. Parking should be $6 in most Authority lots; $3 at the Government Deck.
- TRAFFIC: If coming from the North/Rt22, try to avoid using 7th street–perhaps use another odd-number street to go north. If coming from the East/Linden Street, park before you get to the arena.
See you there,