Philadelphia Flyers Olympians Robert Esche, Derian Hatcher and Mike Knuble teamed up with members of the 2006 US Paralympic Sled Hockey Team for a game of sled hockey on Tuesday at the Sovereign Bank Flyers Skate Zone.To see pictures from the event, click here!
In addition, the Flyers will promote sled hockey awareness the Flyers-Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, January 25 at the Wachovia Center as members of the 2006 U.S. Paralympic sled hockey team Jim Connelly, Mike Hallman and Tim Jones will be honored as the "Flyers Community Teammates"
The Paralympic Games is an international competition among each nation's elite athletes with physical disabilities. The 2006 Paralympic Games will be held in Torino, Italy from March 10 through 19, 2006.
Esche, Hatcher and Knuble are three of 23 players that will represent the United States in the hockey competition at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. The tournament runs from February 15 through 26, 2006 in Torino, Italy. The National Hockey League will suspend operations from February 13 through 27 to allow NHL players to participate in the tournament.