Flyers Locked Out…Where to Find Hockey This Season
The National Hockey League has now cancelled the start of the 2012-2013 season, and there does not seem to be any ice time for South Jersey's beloved Flyers coming soon, so your hockey fix will have to come from Philly's minor league team in Trenton.
Players and owners in the NHL do not seem to be close to settling their issues which has arenas empty and the league at a standstill. So far the pre-season was scrubbed and the first 2 weeks of the regular season. The earliest hockey may come back would be November, but don't hold your breath over that. You could get your hockey fix though in the form of Philly's minor league affiliate.
The ECHL has been around since 1988, and the league is considered a mid-level hockey league - consider this the equivalent of AA level of minor league baseball. The Trenton Titans are in their 2nd season as a Flyers affiliated team, and are hoping to improve on a disappointing 21 win, 41 losses and 10 OT defeats record from last season.
You may be familiar with the ECHL - back in the 2K decade South Jersey had the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies playing at Boardwalk Hall from 2001-2005.
Trenton opens the new season at the Sun National Bank Center on October 12th, and then play at home again on Oct. 17th. The arena holds 7,600 for hockey games and tickets are available for all Titans games.
Right now this is the only hockey game around, and a true fan needs to take in the experience at least once - hell you may like it and buy season tickets!