Well, the big news around these parts is how cold it got here in the last few days. The weekend was gorgeous but today we were wearing long sleeves and sweaters! And just in time... the Flyers will take on the Bruins in the Winter Classic on New Year's Day at Fenway Park! We're so excited we even booked a room just in case we get tickets...on a slim chance...You see, since we're the away team The Flyers organization was given a limited number of tickets to sell. Bruins season ticket holders are guaranteed seats since it's a home game for them. Sooooo, we'll be entered into a lottery for the opportunity to purchase TWO tickets! ????We have four seats on our account... Chances are pretty good won't be needing that room in Boston! Booooo!!!!
On the training camp front, the Flyers Rookies played against the Capitals Rookies at the SkateZone in Voorhees, NJ (my son's home ice). Our 2007 first round draft pick James Van Riemsdyk, JVR as he's known in these parts, recorded a hat trick and an assist in the 7-3 win over the Caps.
Other news from the SkateZone today brings it back to the Winter Classic. In 'smashing' style the Philadelphia Flyers Winter Classic jersey was unveiled. Flyers, Simon Gagne, Danny Briere and Braydon Coburn shot pucks at a block of ice and shattered it to reveal the new jersey. It's mostly white but does feature that prominent orange that is so associated with the Flyers, the bad boys of hockey. It's nice looking and I'm sure it will sell like hotcakes! Heeheehee...hawt cakes is more like it! Let's face it, they are some nice-looking guys!
Anyway, I digress. Sean's try-out/evaluation is in one week. I'm hoping to get him on the ice at least once between now and then. Just a little stick time to loosen him up and keep him conditioned...we are talking about a five year old, right? LOL!