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by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

The last phase of this year’s Trial on the Isle will feature a volleyball competition for a third straight year. This year has a little twist to it however. Prospects are not divided into teams, but split into pairs. The two prospects will be teamed up with fans who donated a fee and enter the competition.

Now to the tournament. A total of eight courts will be set up on the same 96th street beach where the day began. A round robin tournament will take place between the teams and the field will get smaller and smaller until two remain.

The two teams remaining will be featured on a center court and have play-by-play announced by PA announcer Lou Nolan and radio color analyst Steve Coates. Following the match a trophy will be awarded to the winners.

Check out some of the beach games the prospects had to play in the Trial on the Isle competition this morning on the beach.

Shayne Gostisbehere, Scott Laughton, Travis Sanheim, Ivan Provorov, Robert Hagg & Sam Morin then took to the rink to give local kids some pointers on shooting, passing and stick handling.

The team of Robert Hagg, Tyrell Goulbourne, who was brave enough to wear a GoPro for an exclusive web video to be released later, and Cole Bardreau were the fastest in the water. That was also good enough to take home the total points prize of the Trial competition which includes the beach & bay competitions combined.

"I don't know, but we weren't very good at it, but we got into a rhythm after it was finished," said Laughton of he and his team putting together their raft for the bay competition. "We just out four tubes together and tried to paddle as quick as we could."

The early morning kicked off at the firehouse and walk to the 96th street beach. Them entire team locked arms and took a plunge into the ocean before the competition.

The first stage of the competition began with a Flyers trivia game. Whichever team answered the question correctly first got off to a head start. Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier and Samuel Dove-McFalls were the first team to answer, followed closely by Sam Morin,
Ivan Provorov and Danick Martel.

Stages of the competition consisted of paddle ball games, kite construction and flying, a game of horseshoes and then burpees.

A sand sculpting competition ended their time on the beach, the official votes haven't been counted yet, but one team clearly think that they've won...

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