Philadelphia Little Flyers
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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: George Lewis (2017-18)
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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

Season GP W L T OL 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
Season GP W L T OL GF GA Pts Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2013–14 44 28 11 2 3 169 93 61 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 4 206 75 78 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 0 197 83 66 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 4 - 5 194 74 83 1st Mid-Atlantic

Won Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Connecticut Nighthawks Won Semifinals, 2-0 vs. New Jersey Rockets
Lost Finals, 0-3 vs. Philadelphia Jr. Flyers

2017-18 EHL 50 39 9 - 2 213 104 80 2nd Mid-Atlantic

Won Conf Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Connecticut Oilers Won Conf Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Connecticut RoughRiders
Frozen Finals Round Robin, 2-1 (eliminated)

2017-18 EHL-P 44 22 19 - 3 162 147 47 4th South

Lost First Round 3-2 (ot) (New Jersey Renegades)

2018-19 EHL 44 40 3 - 1 246 73 81 1st Mid-Atlantic Won Conf. Semifinals 2 g-0 (Philadelphia Revolution) Finished 2nd in Semifinal Round Robin Lost Championship game 4-3 vs New Hampshire Avalanche
2018-19 EHL-P 41 31 7 - 3 205 103 65 1st South Won Conf Semifinals 2g-0 (New Jersey Renegades) Won Conf. Final 2g-1 (New Jersey 87's) Lost Final 4-2 (New England Wolves)
2019-20 EHL 46 23 20 - 3 161 159 49 5th Mid-Atlantic Playoffs cancelled prior to start of conference semifinals
2019-20 EHL-P 41 31 8 - 2 181 120 64 2nd South Playoffs cancelled prior to start of conference semifinals

Alumni[edit | edit source]

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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