Alumni Game Pushed Back To 3 p.m.

30 Dec

CITZENS BANK PARK — The stage is set. The ice is frozen. Everything looks great at Citizens Bank Park — except for that pesky sun.

Because sun continues to shine over South Philadelphia, the ice conditions are not ideal. Because of that, the alumni game has been moved back from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sun softens the ice and could even bleed the logos that are down if they are exposed. For most of Friday, tarps covered the logos.

In a press release the NHL said that “the delayed start time decision was based on tomorrow’s weather forecast and should make for
optimal game conditions for players and fans.

“All tickets to the Molson Canadian 2012 NHL Alumni Game will continue to be honored and all ticket holder agreement language remains unchanged.”

Whenever the teams do take the ice, the Flyers will have a little something extra on their jerseys. They will wear a black patch with the No. 10 on it in remembrance of Brad McCrimmon who died in a plane crash in Sept. 7 in Russia.

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