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TRIAL BLOG: Volleyball & more...

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers


The 2014 Trial on the Isle is in the books and was once again a smashing success. Prospects interacted a little more than usual as they combined to forms teams in the afternoon volleyball session with proceeds going to charity.

Recently signed draft pick, Jesper Pettersson tries to dig a ball out of the sand

Steven Delisle serves with Scott Laughton looking on.

Sam Morin and Petr Straka play up front during their match

The winning volleyball team defeated Flyers prospects who joined forces (left to right: Mark Friedman, Kevin Goumas, Oskar Lindblom & Brandon Alderson.

FlyersTV was also on-hand to catch some of the action during the beach competition and activities at the Stone Harbor Yacht Club. Watch below...

A quick look at some of the action in the water at the Yacht Club


Sam Morin & Nicolas Aube-Kubel in the kayak.

Gostisbehere signaling to his teammates

Prospects first challenge - a Tug o War!

Both teams in the water as a result of the Tug o War.


A quick look at some of the action on the beach in the first leg of Trial on the Isle...

The team of Merrick Madsen, Nick Luukko, Robert Hagg and Maxim Lamarche was the best of the beach group, coming in at a time of 26:42.

It was a dead-heat for second-place (two groups below) as Mark Friedman, Steven Delisle, Scott Laughton and Oskar Lindblom (28:14) just edged out the team of Petr Straka, Nicolas Aubel-Kubel, Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim (28:23).

The group now heads to the docks to begin the second phase at the Stone Harbor Yacht Club.

Two groups running to the finish line on the beach.

Tyrell Goulbourne & Taylor Leier enjoy a laugh as they walk onto the 96th street beach.

Jim McCrossin goes through the details of the first leg of Trial on the Isle to all the prospects.

Sam Morin and his team stop to do sit-ups as part of the beach competition.

Travis Sanheim and Nicolas Aube-Kubel complete the sand mountain.

Prospects cooling down with a swim in the ocean.

Shayne Gostisbehere and Nick Cousins are off to the beach race.

After nine hours on the ice, and countless more off it, Flyers prospects are getting a true taste of what it means and what it takes to be a professional hockey player.

Day 4 of Camp wrapped up after their usual second session of the day late in the afternoon and a full night's rest is becoming increasing valuable, but none more so than last night as wake up calls were most likely set for around 6 a.m. to kick off the team's annual Trial on the Isle for some conditioning, teamwork and friendly competition.

The uniqueness of the event lies not only with the bonding that the prospects will get to do with each other, but also with the packs of Flyers fans who get an even more up-close look at the future of the Flyers.

The bus is slated to depart from the Flyers practice facility in Voorhees, NJ approximately 7 a.m.

When they arrive over an hour later in Stone Harbor, here's what the makeup of each team competing against each other that the fans will get to see through the first two legs of the day.

* Note, the team's will have a different look to them for the final part - the Flyers/Utz Beach Volleyball Blast tournament.


(Team leaders are in bold)

Parks, Michael
Alt, Mark
Fazleev, Radel
Pettersson, Jesper
Friedman, Mark
Delisle, Steven
Laughton, Scott
Lindblom, Oskar
Straka, Petr
Aube-Kubel, Nicolas
Morin, Sam
Sanheim, Travis


Capobianco, Tony
Cousins, Nick
Gostisbehere, Shayne
McKay, Ryan
Stolarz, Anthony
Madsen, Merrick
Hagg, Robert
Luukko, Nick
Lamarche, Maxim
Goulbourne, Tyrell
Alderson, Brandon
Goumas, Kevin
Mathers, Derek
Leier, Taylor
Amorosa, Terrence
Drake, David
Willcox, Reece

In case you need a reminder, below is the official schedule of events:


* Players arrive at the Stone Harbor Volunteer Fire Co. firehouse at 2nd Avenue and 96th Street.
* The group will move to the 96th St. beach from 8:45-9:45

* Competition shifts to Stone Harbor Yacht Club for water challenge activities.

* Select prospects will participate in a free youth hockey clinic at the Stone Harbor Elementary School.

* Meet-and-greet autograph session

* The day concludes with the 2nd Annual Flyers/Utz Beach Volleyball Blast back on the 96th St. beach.

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