The World Championships just got even more interesting for Philadelphia Flyers fans. With Ron Hextall as Team Canada’s GM and Dave Hakstol as an assistant coach, it was obvious that there would be members of the Orange and Black donning the red and white.
Giroux, a member of Canada’s World Cup of Hockey championship team and captain of the Flyers, will work alongside Simmonds, who is entering his second World Championships for Team Canada. Giroux helped Canada win gold in 2015 when he recorded 10 points in 10 games, including a goal and an assist in the gold medal game. Simmonds was a member of the 2013 team and was Giroux’s teammate. Simmer had one goal in eight games played.
Couturier also played in the 2015 World Championships on the gold medal team, posting seven points (3 G, 4 A) in 10 games. Konecny will be playing in his first Worlds tournament, though he has been a member of Canada’s World Junior Championships roster in 2016. TK also served as captain for Canada’s gold medal team at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
The 2017 World Championships take place in Paris, France and Cologne, Germany beginning May 5. So you’ll be getting to watch some Flyers’ hockey sooner than you think.
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Sons of Penn Radio (June 23rd)
On this episode of SOP radio, we celebrate the Flyers drafting Nolan Patrick, give live reactions to the Brayden Schenn trade, and praise Ron Hextall’s brilliance.