Philadelphia Little Flyers
|Philadelphia Little Flyers|
|Home arena||IceWorks Skating Complex|
|Colors||Black, Orange, and White
|Head coach||Rocky Russo|
|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
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.
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. From 2003 to 2015, the Little Flyers fielded a team at the former Tier III Junior B level in the Metropolitan Junior Hockey League.
|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
Lost Championship game, 2–7 vs. Washington Jr. Nationals
|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
- Harry Dumas (Official) - AHL and NHL
- Ian Walsh (Official) - NHL
- Mark Eaton - Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
- Chris Ferraro New York Rangers 1992 NHL Entry Draft - Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
- Peter Ferraro New York Rangers 1992 NHL Entry Draft - Las Vegas Wranglers (ECHL)
- Arpod Mihaly - HC Bolzano (Serie A)
- Mike Richter New York Rangers 1985 NHL Entry Draft - New York Rangers (NHL)
- "THE DEATH POOL – PHILLI LITTLE FLYERS MET LEAGUE TEAM HAS VANISHED". The Junior Hockey News. September 21, 2015.