Philadelphia Flyers Elite
City: Voorhees, New Jersey
League: USPHL
Division: Premier
Founded: 2013
Home Arena: Flyers Skate Zone, Voorhees[1]
Colors: Orange, Black and White


Owner(s): Comcast Spectacor
General Manager: Jared Beach
Head Coach: Jared Beach
Affiliates: Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers Junior Hockey Club, also known as the Philadelphia Flyers Elite or the USPHL Flyers, are a Tier III Junior A ice hockey team based in Voorhees, New Jersey at the Flyers Skate Zone.

The team was created in 2013 as one of the founding members of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) Premier Division, the highest level of the USA Hockey-sanctioned Jr. A league. It is owned and operated under the Philadelphia Flyers NHL team and parent owner Comcast-Spectacor.[2]

On May 1, 2017 it was announced that the organization had come to an agreement to sell and relocate the Premier Division team. The team will be renamed the Lightning Hockey Club and will apparently be based out of the Pond Ice Arena in Newark, Delaware.

History Edit

The program developed by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2013 to provide a junior-level program at the highest level of competition for aspiring hockey players in the Greater Philadelphia region.[3]

In addition to entering the USPHL-Premier Division, the Flyers Skate Zone also announced that their Team Comcast 16U and 18U midget teams would participate in the USPHL U16 and U18 Divisions.[2]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season GP W L OTL SOL PTS GF GA PIM Regular Season Finish Playoffs
2013–14 48 28 17 1 2 59 176 141 707 4th of 9
Lost in 1st round vs. Islanders Hockey Club
2014–15 50 32 10 0 8 72 216 153 3rd of 11
Won Quarterfinals, 2-0 vs. Bay State Breakers
Won Semifinals, 2-0 vs. Islanders Hockey Club
Lost Finals, 0-2 vs. Jersey Hitmen
2015–16 44 24 15 5 53 158 150 6th of 12
Lost Quarterfinals, 0-2 vs. Boston Junior Bruins
2016–17 45 17 22 6 40 131 175 8th of 10
Lost Preliminary Round, 1-3 vs. P.A.L. Jr. Islanders


  1. Balassone, Grace. "Flyers Debut Premier League Junior Team", Philadelphia Flyers, September 28, 2013. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PHILADELPHIA FLYERS CREATE ELITE TEAM TO PLAY IN USPHL", The Junior Hockey News, Apr 9, 2013. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 
  3. George, John. "Flyers create 'elite' team — of amateurs", Philadelphia Business Journal, Oct 2, 2013. Retrieved on June 1, 2014. 

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