Gritty, Pitlick, van Riemsdyk make chocolate Flyers logos in Switzerland
Flyers mascot, forwards were kids in candy store while preparing for Global Seriesby Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer
Gritty was like a kid in a candy store on Sunday.
But in truth, he was actually a big, furry, orange mascot in a candy store in Switzerland on Sunday.
The Philadelphia Flyers mascot joined forwards James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Pitlick making chocolate Flyers logos in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Gritty and the Flyers are in Switzerland to compete in the 2019 NHL Global Series. They will close their preseason against Lausanne of the Swiss National League in the 2019 NHL Global Series Challenge on Monday before opening their regular season against the Chicago Blackhawks in Prague, Czech Republic, on Friday.
In the leadup to the event, van Riemsdyk and Pitlick joined Gritty, who was rocking his finest lederhosen, for a day of candy making at Durig Chocolatier.
Pitlick and van Riemsdyk, like the true pros they are, paid attention and made spectacular Flyers logo likenesses.
But Gritty, as he's known to do, got distracted, first by turning high-fives into a game of patty cake.
He then nearly pulled off a successful trade for van Riemsdyk's near-perfect mold.
Truth be told, Gritty was better at catching chocolates than molding them.