It was another week, another overtime win for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, while the NCAA prospects exit their conference tournaments to focus their attention on the NCAA Tournament. Let’s recap.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms enjoyed a couple of wins this past week, thanks to newly-healthy Tyson Foerster and Wade Allison, while two NCAA prospects’ seasons ended in disappointment after they fail to advance in their various college hockey tournaments. Let’s recap.
The Lehigh Valley Phantoms continued their stellar run in the AHL, once again owing a large part of their most recent victory to Zayde Wisdom and Zane McIntyre. While in the NCAA, Flyers prospects were all involved in wins this past week.
In this week’s Flyers Prospect Corner, three prospects are joining the Phantoms roster and it was a big week for college prospects.
Flyers development camp wrapped up with a 3-on-3 tournament on Friday evening and a 5-on-5 scrimmage and shootout on Saturday evening.
A goal by Finland with 1:26 remaining broke a 2-2 tie and lifted Finland to the gold medal. The US claimed the silver medal.
The United States came away with a 2-1 win over Russia in the first semi-final match to advance to Saturday’s Gold Medal Game. They will face Finland, who defeated Switzerland by a score of 6-1.
The United States moved to the semi-finals with a 3-1 win over Czech Republic in Wednesday’s quarterfinals action, while heavyweights Sweden and Canada were both handed upset losses, ending their tournament.
The Flyers have seven prospects in 2019 World Junior Championships, tied for the most around the NHL. All seven have advanced past the group rounds to the tournament portion, which begins on Wednesday with the quarterfinals.
The Flyers have been well represented in the World Junior Championships in the past and this year will be no different. In total, seven Flyers prospects will be participating in the World Junior Championships, starting on Wednesday, Dec. 26.