April 5, 1992 |
Tim Tookey scored two goals last night as the Hershey Bears finished their American Hockey League season with an 8-2 victory over the Baltimore Skipjacks. The Skipjacks finished last in the Southern Division. The Bears will open their best-of-seven Calder Cup series Wednesday night in Rochester, N.Y. Dale Kushner, Tookey and Bill Armstrong scored within 1 minute, 21 seconds in the first period to put the Bears ahead for good. Len Barrie, Tookey and Mark Freer scored goals in the second period, and Wes Walz and Kushner scored in the third.
October 3, 1991 |
Coach Paul Holmgren yesterday named right winger Rick Tocchet the eighth team captain in Flyers history. Tocchet, 27, is entering his eighth season with the Flyers. He served as an alternate captain last season, and he replaced center Ron Sutter, who was traded to the St. Louis Blues on Sept. 22. Tocchet was Holmgren's choice because the Flyers need a charismatic leader in this season of transition. The Flyers will begin the season with four players who are 20 years old or younger.
September 23, 1990 |
Flyers coach Paul Holmgren has said throughout training camp that, to be successful, his team needed improved scoring from the left wing this season. Last night at the Orlando Arena, left wingers Craig Berube, Derrick Smith and Pat Murray all scored goals as the Flyers beat the New York Rangers, 4-1, before a sellout crowd of 13,237. The win, which was highlighted by outstanding goaltending by Ken Wregget, improved the Flyers' preseason record to 2-3-1. The Rangers fell to 1-2-2.
October 2, 1990 |
The Flyers sat out the NHL waiver draft last night, apparently finding no one unprotected whom they felt could help their team. Goaltender Pete Peeters, the only "name" player the Flyers could have lost, was not chosen and will remain a Flyer, playing behind Ron Hextall and Ken Wregget. The Quebec Nordiques, last overall last season, were the most active team in the draft, making three of the eight overall selections. The Nordiques took left wing Wayne Van Dorp from Chicago, defenseman Shawn Anderson from Washington and center Aaron Broten from Minnesota.
September 19, 1990 |
Dale Kushner is not the guy with the nasal voice and the bad toupee who used to host a TV show about rock music. Dale Kushner is a sturdy left wing, a veteran minor leaguer cut loose by the New York Islanders this summer. Before Kushner, 24, had much time to ponder whether it was time to think about life after hockey, he got a call from his old junior team's general manager. Russ Farwell had just been named GM of the Flyers, and he remembered Kushner fondly from their days together in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
March 6, 1991 |
Mark Pederson had heard for a few months that he might be shipped from Montreal to the Flyers, but with just hours remaining before yesterday's NHL trading deadline, Pederson figured the deal wouldn't happen. Pederson and the Canadiens were boarding an airplane yesterday afternoon in Calgary, where they had played Monday night. They were about to fly to Chicago. Then Pederson was called aside. He was told to stay in Calgary, where the Flyers will arrive today for their game tomorrow night against the Flames.
March 27, 1991 |
The Pittsburgh Penguins with strong goaltending is a concept the rest of the NHL isn't eager to face. The Penguins stand for scoring - 328 goals, through last night's 3-1 victory over futility's team, the Flyers, the third-best total in the league. They have Mario Lemieux. They have Paul Coffey. They have Mark Recchi and Ron Francis and Kevin Stevens and . . . Tom Barrasso. Goaltender Barrasso has been through a lot since he won the Vezina and Calder trophies in the 1983-84 season for Buffalo.
September 8, 1991 |
When training camp opened yesterday, the Flyers were without their captain and a versatile left winger, both holding out because of contract disputes. Team captain Ron Sutter and Murray Craven did not attend yesterday's workouts at the Coliseum in Voorhees. Both Sutter, a center, and Craven are entering the option years on their contracts, and both have decided to stay away from camp until progress is made toward resolving their differences with Flyers general manager Russ Farwell.
November 12, 1990 |
Kjell Samuelsson, rumbling down the slot like a Volvo in overdrive, took Scott Mellanby's pass and blasted it low to Troy Gamble's glove side, where the Vancouver Canucks' goalie never had a chance to stop it. Samuelsson's fourth goal of the season, late in the third period, sealed the Flyers' 2-0 victory last night. On the Flyers' earlier goal, Samuelsson collected his sixth assist. That's 10 points in 19 games for the Flyers' most stereotypical defensive defenseman. Samuelsson totaled five goals and 17 assists all last season, three goals and 14 assists the season before.
August 2, 1990 |
The Flyers yesterday re-signed three front-line players who saw limited action for the team last season and added two free-agent left wingers who played for Springfield in the American Hockey League. The re-signed players are left winger Tony Horacek, right winger Brian Dobbin and center Mark Freer. The Flyers, in search of young forwards to compete for spots on their 1990-91 roster and the Hershey Bears' roster, also signed left wingers Rod Dallman and Dale Kushner. Terms of the contracts were not announced.