Not the Right Mix, Where Do the Flyers Go From Here?

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly contributing writer

The NHL regular season still has over a month remaining and the season as a whole doesn't technically end until July, but it’s becoming more and more apparent that the Flyers season, in regards to making a playoff push, is nearly over. Yes, they’re sitting fifth in the East, three points out of a playoffs, still very much mathematically alive. But their defense is in shambles. Almost every core player that was expected to produce on the higher end offensively has shown struggles. The goaltending has been questioned.

To put it simply, the Flyers are a mess right now, and it’s become clear that the current system is just not working.

So that begs the question, what do they do to fix it?

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Phantoms Win in OT Again, Prospects Gear Up For Frozen Four

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly contributing writer

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.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Foerster, Allison Net Firsts, NCAA Seasons End in Disappointment

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly contributing writer

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.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Ratcliffe, Foerster Return to Phantoms Lineup, More College Wins

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms saw two players make their return from injury this week, while the NCAA prospects leave their regular seasons behind to focus on conference tournaments. Let’s recap.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Willman, Wisdom Run Lehigh Valley, NCAA Has Another Winning Weekend

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms may have caught their first loss of 2021 this past week, but that couldn’t take away from the clutch offense of Zayde Wisdom and Max Willman. The NCAA prospects all had helping hands in their team’s wins this week as college hockey begins to wind down. Let’s recap.

The Phantoms had a marathon weekend, starting off with a face-off against the Binghamton Devils on Feb. 26. Linus Sandin and Pascal Laberge both recorded their first goals of the season, while Ryan Fitzgerald also got on the scoresheet. Max Willman was the star of the show, however, netting two goals, one of which was the OT winner that kept the Phantoms’ undefeated run alive.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: Wisdom Continues AHL Dominance, NCAA Prospect Have a Winning Week

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

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. Let’s recap.

The Phantoms faced off against the Binghamton Devils on Feb. 20, and it was all about Wisdom and McIntyre. Wisdom collected two goals, with a third being scored by Max Willman, and McIntyre boasted 25 saves in the 3-0 shutout of the Devils.

Over in the NCAA:

Cam York (D)—University of Michigan

  • Feb. 20 - 1 assist in a 6-0 win over Ohio State University

Jack St. Ivany (D)—Boston College

  • Feb. 19 - 1 assist in a 4-2 win against the University of Maine

Jay O’Brien (C)—Boston University

  • Feb. 20 - 1 goal, 1 assist in a 3-2 OT win over the University of Connecticut

Flyers Prospect Corner: O'Brien and York Shine in NCAA, Wisdom Has Career Day for Phantoms

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms continued their impressive start to the AHL season thanks to a stellar Zayde Wisdom performance on Valentine’s Day, while Boston University and the University of Michigan were treated to standout games from Jay O’Brien and Cam York. Let’s recap.

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Prospect Corner: Phantoms Kick Off Season, NCAA Returns to Play

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly contributing writer

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms finally got their season against the Hershey Bears on Feb. 6, while the NCAA returned to play after a string of postponed matches. Let’s recap in this week's Flyers Prospect Corner.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: A Week of Postponements

By Siobhan Nolan, Sports Talk Philly contributor

Unfortunately, several postponements in both the AHL and NCAA this week have put prospect performances on hold for the week.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms released their 25-man roster for training camp this past Monday. The Phantoms were scheduled to face off against the Binghamton Devils on Jan. 29, and then against the Hershey Bears on Jan. 31, but both games were postponed to maintain the health and safety of players, coaches, and other game day personnel.

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Flyers Prospect Corner: 3 Called Up to Phantoms, Prospects Excel in NCAA

By Siobhan Nolan, Contributing Writer

It was quite the disappointing week for Flyers fans, taking just one point in back-to-back games against the Boston Bruins. However, it was anything but disappointing for the Flyers prospects this week. Let’s recap.

Three more prospects were called up to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Forward David Kase (128th overall in 2015), right winger Maxim Sushko (107th overall in 2017), and defenseman Linus Hogberg (139th overall in 2016) will join the Phantoms as they prepare for the AHL season opener on Feb. 6.

Over in Europe, center German Rubtsov picked up a shot on goal for HC Sochi in a 2-1 loss against Vityaz in the KHL. He also notched a shot on goal in a 3-2 loss against Dinamo Minsk on Jan. 19.

Flyers prospects really shined in NCAA competition this week. Here’s the roundup:

Cam York (LHD)—University of Michigan

  • Jan. 16 - 1 assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 blocked shot in a 5-0 win over Ohio State.
  • Jan. 21 - 1 goal in a 5-1 win over Notre Dame.

Bobby Brink (RW)—University of Denver

  • Jan. 17 - 1 assist, 2 shots on goal in a 4-1 win over the University of North Dakota.

Ronnie Attard (RHD)—Western Michigan University

  • Jan. 16 - 2 blocked shots in a 3-1 win over St. Cloud State University.
  • Jan. 23 - 3 blocked shots in a 5-1 loss against the University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Jack St. Ivany (RHD)—Boston College

  • Jan. 17—1 assist, 3 shots on goal, 1 blocked shot in a 5-3 win over Merrimack College.
  • Jan. 23—1 goal (first for BC) in a 4-2 win against the University of Connecticut.

Jay O’Brien (C)—Boston University

  • Jan. 17 - 1 shot on goal, 2 blocked shots in a 4-3 OT win over the University of Massachusetts.
  • Jan. 18 - 1 assist in a 4-3 win against the University of Massachusetts.
  • Jan. 23 - 1 goal, 1 assist in a 5-1 win over the University of Maine.