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Flyers set to host Rangers in two Rookie Game matchups in Allentown in September

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The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Friday that they will host a Rookie Game series with the New York Rangers at PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, which is home of the Flyers’ AHL affiliate in the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The game will take place on Friday, September 16th, and Saturday, September 17th.

Phantoms owner Jim Brooks was very excited about the news earlier today.

“This is the perfect way to start the hockey season. The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers are two of the biggest names in sports, a bright spotlight will certainly be on Downtown Allentown and the PPL Center for this special two-game event.”

The Flyers and Rangers played in a Rookie Game series prior to this season as well, albeit without fans in attendance. It was a home-and-home split on consecutive days between the MSG Training Center in Tarrytown, New York, and the Flyers Training Center in Voorhees, New Jersey. The Flyers won 6-3 in New York, while the Rangers got their revenge in Voorhees 3-2.

This will be the first time the Flyers have hosted a Rookie Game in Allentown since September 11th, 2019, when they took on the New York Islanders in a hard-fought 5-4 shootout loss. Flyers players that have appeared in the NHL at some point such as Joel Farabee, Morgan Frost, Phil Myers, Felix Sandström, and German Rubtsov participated in that contest.

Flyers President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher also commented on the upcoming series next season.

“We are very pleased to host this two-game Rookie Series vs. the New York Rangers at PPL Center. Our rivalry with the Rangers is one of the best in the NHL and this gives us and the fans in the Lehigh Valley a great opportunity to see our prospects go head-to-head.”

Ticket information has not been released yet but will be available at a later date.

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