Flyers-Islanders: 2018 Prospect Game Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

It may be just an exhibition to close out rookie camp, but it is still the first game action of camp for the Flyers, and with the pool of prospects they have, there is certainly excitement.

The Flyers and New York Islanders will face off once again in a prospects game at 6 p.m. in East Meadow, NY. The game will be live-streamed on the Flyers website via the Islanders website.

Last year, these two teams faced off in front of a crowd of over 13,000 fans at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, with the Islanders claiming a 4-3 overtime win. Many of the prospects participating in the game for both sides will be back on the ice.
For the Flyers, Oskar Lindblom, Phil Myers, Carter Hart and Morgan Frost have been the headliners of rookie camp with others such as Mikhail Vorobyev, Isaac Ratcliffe and Carsen Twarynski standing out in the first couple of days of camp.
For the Islanders, top prospects Josh Ho-Sang, Kieffer Bellows and Michael Dal Colle are once again participating as well as new draft picks Noah Dobson and Bode Wilde. Ivan Kosorenkov, who played in last year's rookie game with the Flyers, is on an ATO with the Islanders and in camp. 
There is no official lineup for the Flyers for the rookie game, but the roster of players has been released:
  • 46 Mikhail Vorobyev
  • 54 Oskar Lindblom
  • 63 German Rubtsov
  • 64 Maksim Sushko
  • 68 Morgan Frost
  • 76 Isaac Ratcliffe
  • 78 Matthew Strome
  • 81 Carsen Twarynski
  • 82 Connor Bunnaman
  • 84 Mitchell Balmas
  • 85 Hunter Holmes
  • 59 Mark Friedman
  • 61 Philippe Myers
  • 70 Yegor Zamula
  • 72 David Drake
  • 77 James de Haas
  • 83 Bradley Lalonde
  • 86 Wyatte Wylie
  • 79 Carter Hart
  • 67 Liam Hughes

Forward David Kase and Pascal Laberge are not participating in the game. Kase has been on the ice during rookie camp, but is coming off an offseason surgery. Laberge was banged up in Tuesday's session. Carter Hart and Liam Hughes are expected to split time in goal.

The Islanders have not announced a playing roster for Wednesday's game, but below is their rookie camp roster:


  • 20 Kieffer Bellows
  • 21 Michael Dal Colle
  • 49 Arnaud Durandeau
  • 57 Scott Eansor
  • 68 Matt Gaudreau
  • 70 Ryan Hitchcock
  • 26 Josh Ho-Sang
  • 52 Blade Jenkins
  • 48 Otto Koivula
  • 64 Ivan Kosorenkov
  • 67 Jeff Kubiak
  • 71 Kyle MacLean
  • 58 John Stevens
  • 63 Pius Suter
  • 59 Yanick Turcotte


  • 28 Sebastian Aho
  • 45 Noah Dobson
  • 65 Ryan MacKinnon
  • 66 Tyler Mueller
  • 42 David Quenneville
  • 43 Yannick Rathgeb
  • 39 Mitchell Vande Sompel
  • 46 Bode Wilde
  • 41 Parker Wotherspoon


  • 73 Evan Buitenhuis
  • 50 Mitch Gillam
  • 60 Emanuel Vella
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