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2001 Flyers Cup Scholastic Championship Begins On March 19

Saturday, March 17, 2001


The Philadelphia Flyers Youth Hockey Department and the Delaware Valley High School Hockey Association today announced the start of the 22nd annual Flyers Cup scholastic ice hockey championship. The tournament will begin on March 19 and end on March 28. Preliminary games will be played at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, Ice Line in West Chester, PA, Ice Works in Aston, PA, the Face Off Circle in Warminster, PA, Grundy Ice Rink in Bristol, PA, and the Havertown (PA) Skatium.

The Flyers Cup is formatted into three tiers ("A", "AA", "AAA"). Participating leagues will include teams from the Eastern High School Hockey League, the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League, the Lower Bucks County Scholastic Hockey League, the South Jersey Scholastic Ice Hockey League, the Suburban High School Hockey League and the Central Pennsylvania Ice Hockey League.

The winner of each tier will advance to the Pennsylvania State Championships and face the winner of the Pittsburgh region's Penguins Cup. The State Championship is slated for Sunday, April 1.

The schedule for the finals will be as follows:
*"AAA" tier March 27, 7:30 p.m. at First Union Spectrum
*"AA" tier March 28, 7:30 p.m. at Grundy Ice Rink
*"A" tier March 26, 8:00 p.m. at Havertown Skatium

Tournament sponsor is CCM. Admission to Flyers Cup games is $4.00 for the general public and $3.00 for students. All proceeds from the tournament benefit high school hockey and area rinks.

For more information on the Flyers, please visit their website at or call our media hotline at (856) 309-4440.

The Philadelphia Flyers are a subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor (, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment management firm that also owns the First Union Center, the First Union Spectrum, the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philadelphia Phantoms, Flyers Skate Zone, and Comcast SportsNet. Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, which manages public assembly facilities and events worldwide.

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