Reading, PA – The alumni associations for Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins today released the names of a number of players expected to play in the Flyers – Penguins Alumni Game set for Saturday, March 18 at 3 p.m. at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, home of the Flyers’ ECHL affiliate, the Reading Royals.
Players currently anticipated to suit up on behalf of the Flyers alumni include: Danny Briere, John LeClair, Brian Boucher, Brian Propp, Terry Carkner, Doug Crossman, Larry Goodenough, Todd Fedoruk, Brad Marsh, as well as Flyers’ President Paul Holmgren and two-time Stanley Cup champions, Joe Watson and Bob Kelly.
The Penguins alumni lineup is expected to include: Dennis Owchar, Christian Hanson, Tyler Kennedy, Matt Cooke, Ryan Malone, Phil Bourque, Jean-Sebastien Aubin, Troy Loney, Greg Malone, and Mitch Lamoureux. Duane Rupp is expected to coach the Pittsburgh alumni team, and he’ll be assisted by trainer Jim Kittleberger.
Additional updates for the respective rosters of the Flyers and Penguins will be sent out as they become available.
Tickets to the March 18 game are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com or by visiting the VF Outlet Box Office at the Santander Arena in Reading. A VIP ticket package has been added to the day’s events at the Santander Arena. VIP packages include seating in the first six rows and a luncheon including an open bar and appearances from various alumni members. Packages are limited and will be available through Ticketmaster on a first come first served basis only.
This marks the second consecutive season Flyers Alumni will play in Reading following last year’s sold-out intra-squad matchup.
Funds raised from the game will jointly benefit Royals Charities and the Flyers Alumni Association. Royals Charities focuses on bringing sports and the game of hockey to underprivileged kids in the Greater Reading area. The Flyers Alumni will use the funds to support the future construction of the Edward M. Snider / Alumni Ice Rink, in honor of the late Flyers founder.
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