Titans Announce Flyers Alumni Wednesdays
TRENTON, N.J. - The Trenton Titans, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers, are adding a taste of hockey history with a family twist to their nine Wednesday night home games in 2011-12 with Family Flyers Alumni Wednesdays.
As part of each Wednesday contest, a past Flyers star will appear, chat with fans and sign autographs. In addition, in accordance with our family theme, each Wednesday will feature a "Homework Lounge'' opening at 6 p.m., along with the Titans 4-for-$48 ticket package, which includes four lower-level seats, four hot dogs and four sodas.
The "Homework Lounge'' will include teachers from area schools and tutors to assist students in their assignments.
"Our fans are familiar with all these former players, and they remember their contributions on the ice,'' said Titans President/CEO Rich Lisk. "We are pleased to have them appear in our building.
"What we want this to be is Family Night at the Titans. Families can come, their student-aged fans can get their homework done, dinner is all set, as is a hockey game and appearance by a Flyers alum. It's a great deal.''
The schedule of Flyers alumni:
October 26 - Bob Dailey - Coming to the Flyers midway through the 1976-77 season, this former defensemen had a breakout season in 1978, scoring 21 goals and 57 points and earning a spot in the NHL All-Star Game. In 1979-80, he is remembered for scoring 17 points in the playoffs to help the Flyers reach the Stanley Cup Finals. He was an All-Star in 1981-82, and was selected to play in his second All-Star Game, but his season was ended prematurely due to a knee injury which required surgery. Twelve games into the 1981-82 season Dailey shattered his ankle catching a rut in the ice in a game in Buffalo. The injury required 3 screws to repair and forced his retirement at the age of only 28. Dailey finished with 94 goals and 231 assists for 325 points in 561 NHL games, along with 814 penalty minutes.
November 9 - Bob Kelly - A top enforcer who was a key component on the Flyers' 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup Championship teams, this former left-winger is remembered for scoring the 1975 Stanley Cup-clinching goal vs. the Buffalo Sabres in Game 6 with 11 seconds left in the third period. He spent 10 of his 12 NHL seasons with the Flyers and is presently the club's Ambassador of Hockey.
November 16 - Gary Dornhoefer - This former bruising left winger is most remembered for his crucial goal in the 1973 Stanley Cup playoffs, when he scored in overtime goal against the Minnesota North Stars. The goal was memorialized on a statue at the Spectrum. His 11 seasons with Philadelphia are surpassed only by Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Rick MacLeish. He later served as the Flyers' TV analyst with play-by-play voice Gene Hart.
December 7 - Brian Propp - This former left wing, also a former Flyers broadcaster, played 11 seasons with the Flyers, scoring over 40 goals on four occasions. He played 11 seasons with the Flyers and ran unsuccessfully for a New Jersey Assembly seat in 2007. He presently is Vice President of Strategic Accounts for The Judge Group in Conshohocken, Pa.
December 28 - Joe Watson - Played 11 seasons with the Flyers, manning the backline for the club from 1967-78. He was a member of the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup Championship teams, and played with his brother, Jim, on several Flyers editions.
February 1 - Orest Kindrachuk - An outstanding defensive center, he scored 26 goals for the 1975-76 Flyers. An important part of the two Flyers Stanley Cup title teams, he frustrated many opposing top scorers during his six seasons in Philadelphia.
February 15 - Ed Hospodar - This former defensemen was one of the top NHL enforcers during his career. He played three seasons with the Flyers (1984-86 and part of 1986-87 and was involved in a famous pregame brawl in Montreal late in the 1986-87 season. He was frustrating for opposing top scorers to play against.
February 22 - Andre Faust or Kerry Huffman - Faust was a star at Princeton University, scoring 62 goals and 88 assists in a four-year career from 1988-92. He played the majority of the 1993-94 season with the Flyers, scoring eight goals in 37 games from his left-wing spot. Huffman, a defenseman, was the Flyers' first-round pick in 1986 and played six seasons with the team before being involved in the Eric Lindros trade with Quebec.
March 28 - Frank Bialowas - He was one of the most formidable minor-league enforcers of all-time, amassing 555 penalty minutes in 156 games with the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms. A fan-favorite, he helped lead the Phantoms to the Calder Cup in 1997-98.
Following their opening two-game to trip to Elmira - the Titans and Jackals also play at 7:35 p.m. Saturday - Trenton returns home for a gala Opening Weekend, welcoming the Florida Everblades Saturday, Oct. 22 and Cincinnati Cyclones Sunday, Oct. 23, to the Sun National Bank Center.
The Titans are offering a 4-for-$48 package, consisting of four lower-level seats, four hot dogs and four sodas, for all 36 home games. The package is available by calling the Titans offices at 609-341-1100.
Note: The schedule of Flyers Alumni could change.
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