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Penn Hockey: One more for the Vine

The University of Pennsylvania hasn’t played a meaningful Division I hockey game since March 4, 1978. Nonetheless, Penn hockey has existed for the last three decades as a successful club team, moving through a succession of divisions and maintaining rivalries with virtually every other program in the region that’s not its traditional rival and neighbor Princeton. But with the seismic changes coming in the college hockey world next season, and the fact that Philadelphia is poised to host the Frozen Four in April of 2014, isn’t it time that the Quaker City features the Quakers themselves to represent it on …

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This Week in Flyers History 11/25-12/1

Welcome to the next installment of the second series of “This Week in Flyers History,” which aims to dredge up old memories, good and bad, of Flyers feats in the recent to distant past and to provide good fodder for trivia buffs. As it was during the second half of last season, we’ll be here every Sunday through what would have been the first part of this season, choc full of facts, figures, names and dates you need to know to gain that true depth as a Flyers fan. November 25, 1977: Flyers 7, Barons 2 – Bobby Clarke tallied …

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The Flyers Faithful Chrismukkaa List

While the National Hockey League may be on hiatus and its players ejecting from the sinking ship of the league faster than escape pods on the Starship Titanic, the opportunity to gain knowledge about your favorite franchise and favorite sport will not cease this Holiday season. We may not know exactly what you’ll have drawn up for your Christmas/late year birthday/Hanukkah list, but allow us to present some suggestions guaranteed to fill your stocking — and more importantly, fill your head — with everything you need to know about the Philadelphia Flyers and the great game of hockey. 1) Full …

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All-Star Game latest casualty as NHL cancels more games

The National Hockey League officially announced the cancellation of the 2012-13 regular-season schedule through December 14 on Saturday afternoon. As expected, the NHL also cancelled the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend scheduled for January 26-27 in Columbus, Ohio. The cancellations are necessary due to the absence of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHL Players’ Association and the NHL. A total of 422 regular-season games — 34.3 percent of the season — were scheduled for Oct. 11 through Dec. 14. “The reality of losing more regular-season games as well as the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus is extremely disappointing,” …

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Imperfect 10: Royals squander leads in regulation, escape with SO win to set franchise mark

The Reading Royals, now chugging along in their 12th season in the ECHL, had a chance on Wednesday to accomplish something never before done — a double-digit winning streak. Carrying a nine-game run into a matchup with the South Carolina Stingrays at Sovereign Center, it took 65 minutes of regulation plus a shootout, but a new franchise record of 10 straight wins was achieved as the Royals claimed a 5-4 decision. Yannick Tifu’s nifty, shifty score on Adam Morrison to complete the third breakaway round put the hosts ahead, then Philipp Grubauer shut the door on Daniel Koger and Chris …