The Flyers have re-invented themselves in the matter of a few months. There is no secret that the orange and black are stockpiled with some bull-dog prospects that are chomping at the bit to make the big club. Some proud prospects will finally make the roster this fall. Finally, Flyers Rookie Camp is upon us, and the proud orange-clad fans are pumped. They are ready for training camp to get underway.
There will be lots of positional battles up for grabs this Fall. For instance, Third Line and Fourth Line Wings, and a 7th Defensive spot (Samuel Morin and Robert Hagg). Oh yeah, how can we forget…the Flyers finally have a number one Goaltender in Carter Hart. Without further delay, here is a whistle stop guide to the 2019 Flyers Rookie Camp that opens on Saturday, September 7th at 9:30 am sharp:
Saturday September 7:
Sunday September 8:
Monday September 9:
Tuesday September 10:
Wednesday September 11:
Morning skate at 1000am-11am
Rookie Game against the New York Islanders at the PPL Center
Key Positional Battles From Those Attending Rookie Camp:
Third Line Wing- Morgan Frost, German Rubtsov, Joel Farabee, Isaac Ratcliffe, Connor Bunnaman, Carsen Twarynski
Fourth Line Wing- Connor Bunnaman, Carsen Twarynski, German Rubtsov, Mikhail Vorobyev
Defense- Philippe Myers will definitely make the big club this Fall, but this will be his last Rookie Camp. He was asked to participate in Rookie Camp to help aide the youth.
Goaltending- For once, the only positional battle that will ensue for this position, is at the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Training Camp. Felix Sandstrom and Kirill Ustimenko will both participate at Flyers Rookie Camp, but they will battle for the backup Goaltending position in the Fall for the Phantoms.
ELC Watch- Mika Cyr (F- Montcton Wildcats) was an invite to Rookie Camp. Hopefully, he impresses enough to earn an ELC, following Rookie Camp and Training Camp. Wyatte Wylie (RHD- Everett Silvertips) will hopefully earn an ELC following Rookie Camp, and Training Camp, as well. Wylie would then report to the Phantoms, even though he’s 19 right now. He turns 20 in November, so he would make the AHL age cutoff by the deadline of December 31st of this years calendar year.
Rookie Camp Roster:
It will be interesting to see which players will and will not make the roster this fall. Stay with us for the most in-depth Flyers coverage throughout training camp and of course the pre-season.
Jamey Baskow, 34, Flyers Guru, Sports Enthuiast
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