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Flyers Announce Development Camp Featuring Notable Names for Phantoms

Earlier today, the Philadelphia Flyers, parent club of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, announced that they will hold their annual Development Camp beginning Thursday, June 28 and running over the weekend until Monday, July 2, at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ.

The camp will include several notable names that are of interest to Phantoms fans including potential players for the 2018-19 season as well as some current players from the Lehigh Valley roster.

Those players include: Connor Bunnaman, Pascal Laberge, German Rubtsov, Carsen Twarynski, Mikhail Vorobyev, James de Haas, David Drake, Mark Friedman, Philippe Myers and Carter Hart.

Bunnaman, Laberge, Twarynski, Drake and Hart have all joined the Phantoms in prior seasons on tryout contracts while Vorobyev, De Haas, Friedman and Myers just finished up their first professional seasons at the American Hockey League level.

  • A 21-year-old native of Ufa, Russia, Vorobyev tallied 9 goals and 20 assists for 29 total points in 58 games in Lehigh Valley
  • De Haas, who split time between the Reading Royals of the ECHL and Lehigh Valley, appeared in 36 games and contributed 11 points (1G-10A)
  • Friedman, a 22-year old from Toronto, Canada, netted two goals and 14 assists to finish the season fourth overall in points scored by a Phantoms defenseman
  • Myers placed second among Phantoms defensemen last season with 21 points (5G-16A) in just 50 games and finished with a plus-12 rating on the ice

The Flyers Development Camp will kick off following the annual Trial on the Isle event that will be held on Wednesday afternoon in Stone Harbor, NJ.

The on-ice portion of this year’s camp runs five days, from June 28 through Monday, July 2. Thursday’s opening-day ice times are 1:15-2:30 and 3:30-4:45 for skaters, and 12:15-1:30 and 3:45-4:30 for goalies.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday will operate with mostly the same schedule, with different groups of skaters taking the ice for morning practice sessions that start at 9:15 and 10:45 and afternoon sessions that start at 5:30 and 5:45. Ice slots for goaltenders are scheduled at 8:00, 9:30, 12:45 and 2:00 on Friday and Saturday, and at 9:15 and 10:45 on Sunday.

The on-ice portion of the camp will conclude with a 3-on-3 tournament at 1:00 on Monday, July 2.

All on-ice ice sessions are free and open to the public. Media availability will come shortly after each on-ice slot. A full roster for the camp and an ice schedule are both attached to this release; both are subject to change.

To check out the full roster, featuring a total of 33 players, click here.

For the full schedule of the Development Camp, click here.

Hockey returns to PPL Center with the fourth annual Flyers in the Valley preseason game on September 21, 2018 when the Philadelphia Flyers tangle with the New York Islanders. Starting at just $18 for group tickets and $22.50 for single game buyers, tickets for the Flyers preseason showdown are on sale to the general public at or at the QNB Box Office at PPL Center located at the corner of Seventh and Hamilton.

The fifth season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey excitement is coming soon! Season tickets offering a wide range of benefits as well as 20-Game and 12-Game plans are available by calling the Phantoms at 610-224-GOAL (4625).

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