The crowd was bigger than the numbers for any of the practices during the Flyers' run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010.
It was bigger, in fact, than any that have ever attended one of the team's practices at the Voorhees Skate Zone since it opened in 2000.
"I'm overwhelmed," said Peter Luukko, president of the Flyers' parent company, Comcast-Spectacor.
Flyers fans apparently have put the 113-day NHL lockout behind them. Quickly.
The crowd was estimated at 3,000, and it was so large that several hundred fans - by order of the fire marshal - were not allowed into the seating area and had to wait in the lobby. Fans were permitted to enter the arena to sit or stand when someone left.