Release Date : 12/29/2016
PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is pleased to announce that the Philadelphia Junior Flyers and the New Jersey Colonials 16U American teams will skate at the Wells Fargo Center on January 28, 2017 as part of the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff.
The teams, who are a combined 26-12-3 in AYHL regular season play, will skate in a non-league, exhibition matchup at 4:30 p.m., prior to the 7:00 p.m. game featuring No 3 Penn State University and (RV) Princeton University. It will be the fifth consecutive season that Penn State will take to the Wells Fargo Center ice and the first time the two teams will meet in the home of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers. It will be the only matchup of the season between two of the closest NCAA Division I programs in the AYHL footprint.
The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.