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Flyers to host celebration of Snider's life

Public event will be held April 21 at Wells Fargo Center @NHLdotcom

The Philadelphia Flyers will host a celebration of the life of Ed Snider at 1 p.m. on April 21 at Wells Fargo Center.

The event is free to the public. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.

Snider, the Flyers' founding owner and chairman, died Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 83. 

In 1966, Snider was part of an ownership group awarded a "Second Six" expansion franchise by the NHL Board of Governors. He ran the Flyers for 50 years. 

"For all of us he is the Flyers," Flyers president Paul Holmgren said. "He is the face of the Flyers. He is, he was, he always will be."

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