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Delaware Hockey LLC Purchases Philadelphia Flyers Premier Team

By Lightning Staff, 05/01/17, 2:15PM EDT


The Philadelphia Flyers and Delaware Hockey LLC, have come to an agreement to purchase and relocate the Philadelphia Flyers Junior A Hockey Team to Delaware. The Flyers Jr. A Team plays in the USPHL (United States Premier Hockey League), and the new Team, Lightning Hockey Club, will play in the USPHL Mid Atlantic Division.


The Lightning Hockey Club has named Charlie Pens, owner of American Hockey Services, the CEO/President, and Steven Marks, MD, the CFO. Pens will lead the Lightning both on and off the ice.  "We are honored to be a part of one of the top leagues in the country, and we have a lot of work ahead of us.  We will be building a first class organization and will be recruiting some of the top talent across the globe to be a part of the Lightning organization.  Delaware has been missing something like this, and now Hockey has truly arrived in the First State.  We will be partnering with the community, businesses, schools and the local youth Hockey programs to assist them in growing the game here in Delaware."
The Lightning Hockey Club will be conducting a Player Identification Camp on June 17, 2:00 pm arrival, at the Pond Ice Arena, Newark, Delaware.  This is open to players ages 15-20, who want to play Junior A hockey at the Highest levels.  
For more information on the USPHL Lightning Hockey Club, email  For Player Recruiting or Interest call 484-744-5737.