Stadium Series 2024, Gauthier, Memorial Cup

The NHL Conference Finals are in full swing, which means Leaflets are currently in a period of downtime leading into what is expected to be a busy offseason. But that doesn’t mean it’s not busy for some people.

There’s news of a potential date on the Flyers’ 2023-24 season schedule, as well as prospects making noise in other action outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That and more in this edition of Flyers Notes.

Flyers to play in the 2024 Stadium Series?

The NHL will be back outdoors in 2024. That’s no surprise, as the league has had great success in playing outdoor games and expanding into new markets. Last season, the Stadium Series was held in Carolina. The 2024 Winter Classic will take place in Seattle between the Kraken and the Vegas Golden Knights, the two new NHL teams.

When it comes to the 2024 Stadium Series, there’s a bit of a unique approach to it, and it looks like the Flyers will be involved. According to reports from Fourth period David Pagnotta And ESPN’s Kevin Weekes. In one game, the Flyers would face the New Jersey Devils. In the other, the New York Rangers and New York Islanders would face off.

If true, it would be the Flyers’ sixth appearance in an outdoor game. Their first appearance was at the 2010 Winter Classic, against the Bruins at Fenway Park. They hosted the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park against Rangers. They shared Stadium Series hosting duties with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2017 at Heinz Field and in 2019 at Lincoln Financial Field. Finally, in 2021, they starred in the Lake Tahoe series.

Cutter Gauthier enjoys success at the World Championships

The Flyers will not have Gauthier cutter on their list to start next season. The 2022 first-round pick has already decided to return to Boston College for his second season. However, he is already showing that he can handle the advanced competition which includes several NHL players.

Gauthier is on the training for the American team at the world championships. The United States took the group victory and went unbeaten in group play with six wins in regulation and one in overtime in seven games. In those seven games, Gauthier registered six goals and two assists for eight points. The eight points rank third on Team USA and eighth among all players in the tournament. His six goals are second in the tournament behind those of the Czech Republic Dominik Kubalik with eight.

The Flyers also have Ronnie Attard as part of the Team USA roster. Attard has scored one goal in four games played in the tournament. Scott Laughton plays for Team Canada in the tournament and has one goal and three points in six games.

Team USA now heads to Thursday’s quarter-final match against Czechia at 9:20 a.m.

Multiple Flyers Memorial Cup connections

The Memorial Cup is also scheduled and the Flyers have some interesting connections there. Only two prospects within the system play in the Memorial Cup, both as teammates, but the other Memorial Cup teams have ties to the Flyers.

Both perspectives are JR Avon And Brian Zanetti, both playing for the Peterborough Petes. Avon, an undrafted free agent who signed with the Flyers ahead of the 2021-22 season, has 29 goals and 60 points in 59 regular season games. He carried that all the way to the playoffs with nine goals and 15 points in 23 games en route to an OHL championship.

Zanetti, a fourth-round pick in 2021, had five goals and 12 points in 47 regular-season games but one goal and seven points in 23 playoff games.

In addition to the two players, a few other names in Flyers history are involved in the Memorial Cup this year. The Kamloops Blazers host the Memorial Cup. Marc Recchioriginally from Kamloops, part of the ownership group.

The QMJHL representative in the tournament is the Quebec Remparts. Hockey Hall of Famer Patrick Roy is the team’s general manager and head coach, but behind the bench is also a former Flyer. Simon Gagne is advisor to the general manager and assistant coach of the team.

The representative of the WHL is the Seattle Thunderbirds. Former Flyers General Manager Russ Farwell previously owned the team until a sale in 2017. He remained with the team as vice president of hockey operations.

The Memorial Cup begins Friday, May 26.

Kevin Durso is the Flyers Insider for 97.3 ESPN and the Flyers Editor for Follow him on Twitter @Kevin_Durso.

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