Flyers fans will no doubt be tuning into the VERSUS telecast on opening night as their team prepares to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins in beantown on Thursday.
Meanwhile back on the homefront, the Flyers are painting the city orange in preparation for the home opener presented by Kia Motors, which is just 10 days away.
The organization has a series of exciting events happening not only throughout the city, but the entire Delaware Valley. Here’s a look at today – DAY 10.
10 DAYS LEFT - Monday, Oct. 3
The 2011-12 Flyers Ice Girls Team assisted workers at Philly Pretzel Factory on West Oregon Avenue as they twisted pretzel dough into the Flyers logo.
Several locations around the Philadelphia region will sell pretzels in the form of the Flyers logo throughout the day on Monday. Click HERE for a full list of locations.
9 DAYS LEFT - Tuesday, Oct. 4
Flyers Forward James van Riemsdyk
presented tickets to the Flyers home opener on against the defending Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks at 7 p.m. to three local children with autism.
This season, van Riemsdyk will provide a catered luxury suite to autistic children and members of the military for every home game. This group will be known as “JVR’s MVP’s”.
8 DAYS LEFT - Wednesday, Oct. 5
|Bob "The Hound" Kelly & Bernie Parent freeze pucks at the Franklin Institute. |
In anticipation of the Philadelphia Flyers 2011-12 season beginning on Thursday, October 6 when the Flyers take on the Boston Bruins, Flyers Alumni Bernie Parent and Bob “Hound” Kelly will assist Franklin Institute Science Interpreter Charles as he demonstrates to a group of students the importance of freezing pucks in the game of hockey.
Hockey pucks are frozen 10 days prior to their use. Franklin Institute Science Interpreter Charles will introduce the concept that molecules move closer together when they cool down and demonstrate the effect that this concept has on keeping the pucks from bouncing around as they would if they were not frozen.
7 DAYS LEFT - Thursday, Oct. 6
|Bob "The Hound" Kelly buries the Bruins in the Flyers countdown to the home opener. |
Philadelphia Flyers Alumnus Bob “Hound” Kelly along with members of the Flyers staff created a giant hole using Ransome Cat machinery. They placed Bruins jersey’s and pucks at the bottom of the hole and then buried the items in anticipation of what the Flyers plan to do to the Boston Bruins when they open the 2011-12 season in Boston on Thursday. Ransome Cat is the presenting sponsor of the Philadelphia Flyers 2011-12 season.
6 DAYS LEFT - Friday, Oct. 7
Students visiting Shady Brook Farm will get Flyer’d Up for the 2011-12 NHL season by painting the Flyers logo on pumpkins. Students will have the opportunity to select their pumpkins by taking a hayride through the pumpkin field. This is part of a weeklong series of events the Flyers have created to get the Philadelphia Region excited for Flyers Hockey!