Philadelphia Little Flyers

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Philadelphia Little Flyers
PhillyLittleFlyers logo.png
City Aston, Pennsylvania
League EHL-Premier
Conference South Conference
Home arena IceWorks Skating Complex
Colors Black, Orange, and White
              
Owner(s) Rosemary Giacobbo
Head coach Rocky Russo
Franchise history
2003–present Philadelphia Little Flyers

The Philadelphia Little Flyers are an USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier III Jr. A ice hockey team from Aston, Pennsylvania. They play in the South Conference of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) - Premier Division at the IceWorks Skating Complex[1]

The players, ages 16–20, carry amateur status under Junior A guidelines and hope to earn a spot on higher levels of junior hockey in the United States and Canada, Canadian Major Junior, Collegiate, and eventually professional teams.

History[edit]

The Little Flyers were one of the six charter members for the Atlantic Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in 2003 after previously having Tier III Junior B teams in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League. They played in every season of the AJHL until 2013 when Tier III junior hockey leagues were reorganized and the AJHL was re-branded as the Eastern Hockey League (EHL). In 2015, the EHL added a lower level of Tier III junior hockey for player development called the EHL-Elite Division and all the current EHL members, including the Little Flyers, were added to the EHL-Premier Division.

The organization also continues to field youth hockey select teams at the Midget 16U, Bantam, Peewee, and Squirt levels.[2] From 2003 to 2015, the Little Flyers fielded a team at the former Tier III Junior B level in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.[3]

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Regular Season Finish Playoffs
Atlantic Junior Hockey League
2003–04 No information 5th of 6, AJHL Won Quarterfinal game, 5–3 vs. New Jersey Junior Titans
Won Semifinal game, 3–2 vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack[4]
Lost Championship game, 2–7 vs. Washington Jr. Nationals[5]
2004–05 41 13 25 0 3 29 124 212 4th of 4, South
7th of 8, AJHL
Did not qualify
2005–06 42 21 17 0 4 46 171 184 5th of 11, AJHL Lost Quarterfinals, 1–2 vs. Hudson Valley Eagles
2006–07 44 19 23 0 2 40 186 212 5th of 6, South
9th of 12, AJHL
2007–08 44 23 19 0 2 48 177 183 3rd of 5, South
7th of 11, AJHL
2008–09 42 20 20 0 2 42 137 154 3rd of 6, South
7th of 12, AJHL
2009–10 42 13 26 0 3 29 134 211 5th of 6, South
10th of 12, AJHL
2010–11 44 19 19 0 6 44 156 176 2nd of 6, South
7th of 12, AJHL
2011–12 44 12 28 3 1 28 114 192 10th of 12, AJHL
2012–13 44 11 23 6 4 32 127 155 9th of 12, AJHL Did not qualify
Eastern Hockey League
2013–14 44 28 11 2 3 61 169 93 1st of 6, South Div.
2nd of 17, EHL
Won Round 1, 2–0 vs. Walpole Express
Won Quarterfinals, 2–1 vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Northern Cyclones
2014–15 44 37 3 4 78 206 75 1st of 5, South Div.
1st of 19, EHL
Won Round 1, 2–0 vs. Valley Jr. Warriors
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. Hartford Jr. Wolfpack
Lost Semifinals, 0–2 vs. Connecticut Oilers
2015–16 41 33 8 0 66 197 83 1st of 9, South Conf.
1st of 18, EHL-Premier
Won First Round, 2–0 vs. Connecticut Nighthawks
Won Second Round, 2–0 vs. Philadelphia Revolution
Won Semifinals, 2–0 vs. Walpole Express
Lost Finals, 0–3 vs. New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs
2016–17 48 39 5 5 83 194 74 1st of 4, Mid-Atlantic Div.
1st of 8, South Conf.
1st of 17, EHL-Premier
Won First Round, 2–1 vs. Connecticut Nighthawks
Won Quarterfinals, 2–0 vs. New York Apple Core
Won Semifinals, 2–0 vs. New Jersey Rockets
Lost Finals, 2–3 vs. Philadelphia Junior Flyers

Alumni[edit]

The Little Flyers have produced a number of alumni playing in higher levels of junior hockey, NCAA Division I and III, ACHA college, and professional programs, including:[6]

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