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Junior A hosts Little Flyers in epic rivalry

02/21/2020, 1:00pm EST
By Kyle McKenna

Revolution still pursuing home-ice advantage

Philadelphia, PA – It’s been 10 days since the Junior A team skated in a contest, but the bye-week ends this weekend when the squad hosts the Philadelphia Little Flyers.

The Little Flyers and Philadelphia Revolution are set for a 6:00 p.m. puck drop on Saturday night and then a 10:45 a.m. showdown Sunday morning. The Revolution enter the contest riding a three-game winning streak, but the season series between the two Mid-Atlantic Conference rivals is tied 2-2-0. Keep in mind that three of those games were played at Ice Works Skating Complex and not Revolution Ice Gardens.

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Head coach Jon Rogger’s squad is an impressive 13-1-1 at home this season and hasn’t allowed more than two goals in a game since Jan. 19.

While the Little Flyers are currently in a playoff position, the orange and black enter the weekend with a 1-4-1 record over their last six games. That doesn’t mean the weekend won’t present a challenge for the Revolution. Crosstown rivalries in the City of Brotherly Love are always competitive and meaningful no matter where the teams sit in the standings. Let’s not forget these are the final two games of the regular season for the Little Flyers.

Rogger expressed how the Revolution can find success tomorrow night. 

"In order to be successful tomorrow night we have to play physical for 60 minutes," said Rogger. "We need to get pucks on net and play strong in our defensive zone."

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Forwards Mark Tosti and Matt Pasic each have three goals on the year vs. the Little Flyers, while the Gary brothers and Brayden Patricia have also found the back of the net against the foes.

Goaltenders Anthony Shrum and Anthony Del Tufo were the masked men that collected victories against the orange and black this season. Additionally, the Revolution recorded five goals in both wins while outscoring the Flyers 10-3.

Forward Brayden Patricia has led the Revolution in points all season (27g-23a-50PTS), and the assistant captain has recorded seven points in his last three games (1g-5a).

After Sunday the Revolution have three games left in the regular season and two of those contests are home.





Philadelphia Revolution (26-11-4-56PTS) vs. Little Flyers (23-18-3-49PTS) 

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