Philadelphia, PA (January 23, 2019) ̶ The Philadelphia Flyers Alumni will take to the ice as a part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium SeriesTM weekend of events, in a celebratory game with alumni from the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The game billed as the Alumni Showdown will take place on Friday, February 22 at 7 p.m. at the Class of '23 Arena on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to puck drop, plans will be revealed to renovate the facility. This project is largely possible by the Flyer Alumni acting on a $2 million pledge to support Snider Hockey and to honor the legacy of Ed Snider. The NHL and UPENN have also joined the Flyer Alumni and Snider Hockey in support of this effort, which will allow Snider Hockey to expand the delivery of its nationally acclaimed youth enrichment services to a wider audience. With the completeion of construction (slated for October 2019), Snider Hockey will be granted a long-term Use and Development Agreement to operate its daily programs in partnership with the University.
"The Flyers Alumni are extraordinarily excited about this project at the Class of '23 Arena," said Flyers Alumni President, Brad Marsh. "Mr. Snider had a lasting impact on our lives, as well as the entire hockey community in Philadelphia. This pledge was made as a way to honor Mr. Snider's legacy and continue to grow the sport of hockey."
"The Flyers Alumni has supported Snider Hockey since our inception," said Snider Hockey President, Scott Tharp. "This is a great example of what can be done when organizations come together in support of their community. Mr. Snider would be proud to have a truly great institution - the University of Pennsylvania - as a Home to Snider Hockey."
The Flyers Alumni will field of roster of 35 players including former Flyers forward Scott Hartnell in his first alumni game, Danny Briere, Nick Schultz, Brian Boucher, Brad Marsh, Joe Watson and many more. Rosters for both teams will be released in the coming weeks.
General admission tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online here.