Several members of
last year's Adirondack Phantoms team as well as
others who are expected to crack the roster for
this coming season will be attending the annual
Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Camp beginning Monday,
July 9 in Voorhees, NJ.
The Philadelphia Flyers will welcome 43 players
to The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees,NJ
for their 2012 Prospect Camp from July 9-15. The
event features six on-ice sessions at Flyers Skate
Zone that are all open to the public, as well
as the annual Trial on the Isle in Stone Harbor,
NJon Wednesday, July 11.
The camp features many of the Flyers' youngest
prospects, including several players selected
in the NHL Entry Draft over the past three seasons,
as well as several invited amateur players. Many
of the attendees spent all or part of last season
with the American Hockey League's Adirondack Phantoms,
while others are in the midst of careers in major
junior or collegiate hockey.
The players from last year's Phantoms team who
will be working with the Flyers' coaches in various
drills, practices and scrimmages at the mid-summer
camp will include Jason Akeson, Tyler Brown, Shane
Harper, Blake Kessel, Oliver Lauridsen, Matt Mangene,
Brandon Manning, Derek Mathers, Tye McGinn and
The full roster of the Flyers Prospect Camp is
Some background on some of these prospects:
22-year-old Jason Akeson from Orleans, Ontario
was the highest scoring player on the Phantoms
last season with 14 goals, 41 assists for 55 points
after leading the OHL in points the previous season
with 108 as a Kitchener Ranger.
Wasaga Beach, Ontario native Tyler Brown, 22,
turned it on in the second-half of his rookie
season with Adirondack scoring eight goals and
nine assists on the year.
23-year-old Shane Harper from Valencia, California
had 13 goals and 27 points in his second professional
season which was highlighted by an overtime game-winner
on January 6 in front of over 45,000 fans at the
Outdoor Classic in Philadelphia.
Tye McGinn of Fergus, Ontario is the middle of
three hockey brothers. The oldest, Jaime, plays
for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. The youngest,
Brock, was just drafted in the second round by
the Carolina Hurricanes organization. 21-year-old
Tye had 12 goals and 18 points in his rookie campaign.
22-year-old Brandon Manning of Prince George,
British Columbia was hampered by injury at the
start of the season by thrived by the end as he
broke in with the Flyers to make his NHL debut
in a four-game stint with the big club.
Others at the camp will include goalie Cal Heeter
from Ohio State who could be playing in Adirondack
this season. And also Flyers' 2012 first round
selection Scott Laughton of the Oshawa Generals
of the OHL as well as second round selection Anthony
Stolarz who will be a goalie at the University
of Nebraska-Omaha this coming season.
Prospect Camp Roster
The on-ice sessions in Voorhees are as follows:
Monday, July 9 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Tuesday, July 10 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Thursday, July 12 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Friday, July 13 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Saturday, July 14 - 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Sunday, July 15 - Camp Scrimmage 9:00 am
Details of the July 11 Trial on the Isle will
be released in the coming days.
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