Monday, July 11, 2011

Flyers announce preseason sked

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that the team will play a six-game exhibition schedule prior to the start of the 2011-12 season, featuring three games at the Wells Fargo Center and a game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Global Spectrum-managed John Labatt Centre in London, Ontario.

 The preseason slate is as follows:

 DATE                            OPPONENT                  ARENA                                                     TIME

Tuesday, Sept. 20          at Toronto                      Air Canada Centre (Toronto, ONT)                 TBD

Wednesday, Sept. 21     vs. Toronto                    Wells Fargo Center                              7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22         vs. Detroit                      John Labatt Centre (London, ONT)                 TBD

Friday, Sept. 23             at Detroit                       Joe Louis Arena (Detroit, MI)                         TBD

Monday, Sept. 26          vs. NY Rangers             Wells Fargo Center                              7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 29         vs. New Jersey              Wells Fargo Center                              7:00 p.m.

The Flyers are visiting the John Labatt Centre for the ninth time; however, it is the first time they’ll play the Red Wings there.  The arena is managed by Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Flyers parent company Comcast-Spectacor.  Global Spectrum manages more than 100 public assembly facilities around the world.

“London truly is our home away from home," said Comcast-Spectacor President and Global Spectrum Chairman Peter Luukko. “The fan support in London for the Flyers is outstanding. The John Labatt Centre is a fantastic hockey arena that our players enjoy visiting. To be playing the Detroit Red Wings in London is a dream match-up for hockey fans in Southwestern Ontario and Eastern Michigan. It’s going to be a terrific night of hockey in the City of London.”

Tickets for the Flyers-Red Wings game at the John Labatt Centre are on sale now.  Tickets for the remaining Flyers preseason games, as well as a broadcast schedule, will be announced at a later date.

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