Road Trips

PFFC Road Trip Schedule (2014-2015 Season)

PFFC Road Trip Schedule (2014-2015 Season)

 For more info or to make a reservation:
           Lou Milano, 1608 Lucas Lane, Britton Place, Voorhees, NJ  08043-2563;
                                           phone/text 1-609.922.2234;
                                          
email: lmstut@comcast.net. 
                            ** 
Please call or email before sending a deposit.   **

Montreal - 11/15/14 (Provide your Own Transportation/Bus Trip - Passport Required): 
November is a GREAT time to visit Montreal, it's a neat city, and the weather won't be FREEZING (at least we hope) plus it's a perfect time to see a great NHL game between the Flyers and Montreal Canadians (11/15/14 Hockey Night in Canada 7PM).  Even though it's somewhat early season, games between these two teams are always GREAT (no matter what time of year) and you won't have to wear layers of clothing when going out!  Montreal has MANY Pubs and Restaurants located footsteps (even in Lou length) from our hotel (The Novotel, located one block from Bell Centre; a GREAT place to view a game). Take a tour of Montreal, explore the "Hill". Whatever you do, you'll have a blast!  WE'RE ALSO LOOKING INTO WATCHING PRACTICE SATURDAY 11/15/14 at the Bell Center.  Remember, this would be for PFFC MEMBERS ONLY!!
For the Provide Your Own Transportation Trip:
                 This will be a two night package (one and three night are also available, see Lou for price)
Price includes: 2 nights lodging (Novotel Hotel, one block from Bell Center), taxes, reception and game ticket:
Quad Occupancy $329.00, Triple Occupancy $349.00, Double Occupancy $399.00   All prices are per person. 
See Lou for a single rate.
 
For the Bus Trip:
                 Price includes two nights lodging (Novotel Hotel, GREAT location and one block from Bell Center), game ticket, reception and round trip Motorcoach with departure approximately 6:30 AM 11/14/14 and return by midnight 11/16/14 (or 12:01 AM 11/17/14):
Quad Occupancy $449.00, Triple Occupancy $479.00, Double Occupancy $549.00   All prices are per person. 
See Lou for a single rate..

NY Rangers - 11/29/14 (Bus Trip):  A Saturday afternoon game at 1PM.
Treat yourself to a post-Thanksgiving gift and join us to a trip to NYC and Madison Square Garden to watch the Flyers battle the always fun NY Rangers.  After last season's playoff result and the Rangers going to the Finals you'll want to see this revenge game.  Plus MSG is a GREAT place to view a game.  And NYC during the holiday season is AWESOME.  We'll give you some time after the game to explore.  The bus will leave at 8 AM and return by 10 PM that evening. 
Price includes round trip Motorcoach, snacks, reception and game ticket:  $199.00 per person

NY Islanders - 1/19/15 (Bus Trip):  This game is a Monday at 1PM. (Martin Luther King Day)
Ok, call the Islanders home arena what you want, but in my opinion Nassau Coliseum is one of the great old places to watch a game (despite the Flyers being hosed there in 1980, but I'm not bitter...).  The sightlines are great and when the Isles are good the atmosphere is GREAT!!  This is the LAST REGULARLY SCHEDULED GAME FOR THE FLYERS AT NASSAU COLISEUM.  Join the PFFC on a trip to say a proper goodbye (hopefully with a Flyers win...) to a great arena.  FYI: the Islanders are scheduled to move to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn (NY) for the 2015-16 NHL season.  The bus will depart at 8:30 AM with scheduled return by 7 PM that evening.
Price includes round trip Motorcoach, snacks, reception and game ticket:  $99.00 per person. 

Washington - 2/8/15 (Bus Trip): Sunday 3PM
Now that the Caps and Flyers are back in the same division, Flyers/Caps games are fun again.   Join the PFFC in an always fun trip to the Verizon Center.  With this game in early February, playoff battles will begin.  You'll want to be there.  The bus will leave at 10 AM and return after the game.
Price includes round trip Motorcoach, snacks, reception and game ticket:  $175.00 per person

Columbus/Buffalo - 2/13 to 2/16/15 (Friday to Monday):  This is something different - two arenas
You may say, why would I want to travel to these places in the dead of winter?  While it's true Columbus and Buffalo are not exactly the Sun Belt capital of the US, this would be a perfect time to cross off arenas you've never been to from your bucket list.  Plus it's a holiday weekend (and what else are you going to do over a holiday weekend).  And, maybe a PERFECT VALENTINES DAY GIFT FOR YOUR SWEETIE!!  Columbus's downtown setup is pretty neat, with many places to eat and drink while Nationwide Arena is one the best arenas in the NHL.  While it's true Buffalo may not be everyone's choice of destination, there's great things to do and see.  Chomp down some wings at the Anchor Bar; take a small excursion to Canada (passport required).  The HSBC arena is another newer type arena surrounded by local watering holes and great places to eat.  The trip will depart 5 AM 2/13/15, arrive in Columbus around 1 PM, check into the Crowne Plaza hotel, located a couple blocks from Nationwide Arena where we'll watch the Flyers battle old friend Scott Hartnell and the Columbus Blue Jackets that evening (7:05 PM). On 2/14/15, (Valentine's Day for all you coupled hockey lovers), around noon we'll head to Buffalo where we'll spend that night at the Hampton Inn Downtown (there's a chocolate pub located inside the hotel).  Then on 2/15/15 at 7 PM, we'll head to HSBC to watch the Flyers take on the improving Sabres.  A half hour after the game we'll head home with arrival at approximately 5 AM (hey, this is probably a holiday for you). 
Price includes Round Trip Motorcoach, two nights lodging, taxes, breakfast at the Hampton Inn (Buffalo), snacks on bus, welcome reception and two game tickets (Flyers-Blue Jackets 2/13/15, Flyers-Sabres 2/15/15)
PRICE WILL BE DETERMINED BY INTEREST!

BOSTON/NEW JERSEY  (Friday to Sunday)  3/6 - 3/8/15    Bus Trip.
This will be a two gamer trip, a chance to see two games in the same trip.  We'll depart for Boston 3/6/15 approximately 7 AM, and arrive approximately 1 PM where you'll have almost two full days to explore Boston (a GREAT Town!!).  Our hotel, Wyndham Beacon Hill Hotel is located within walking distance of the TD Bank Center (Flyers/Bruins 1PM on 3/7/14) AND many bars/eateries that Boston is most famous for.  And, the hotel is not far from Faneuil Hall!!  Around 11AM on 3/8/15, the bus will depart Boston for home but on the way, we'll stop at Newark's (NJ) Prudential Center to watch the Flyers battle the always tough NJ Devils (5 PM).  After the game we'll head home with expected arrival approximately 9:45 PM that evening.  Two game trips are hard to come by, you may want to take advantage.
Price includes roundtrip Motorcoach, two nights lodging, taxes, welcome reception at hotel, snacks on the bus and TWO game tickets (Flyers-Bruins 3/7/15, Flyers-Devils 3/8/15).  Quad Occupancy $549.00, Triple Occupancy $599.00, Double Occupancy $699.00, Single        $1099.00   All prices are per person.
Provide Your Own Transportation and Save (although if driving, pricing at Boston parking lots are ASTRONOMICAL!!).  Same deal, just no bus:
Quad Occupancy $429.00, Triple Occupancy $475.00, Double Occupancy $575.00   See Lou for single price.  All prices are per person.

Vancouver - 3/17/15 to ???  (Air Trip):
  Details coming...   Start looking into airfares!!





 

Tentative Trip List by Lou Milano

PFFC Trip Notes (2014-2015 Season)

PFFC Trip Notes (2014-2015 Season)

 
1) All prices are per person.

 2) Occupancy codes: Q-Quad (4 to a room), T-Triple (3 to a room), D-Double (2 to a room)
                                S-Single (1 to a room)

 3) Deposits are handled on a first come-first serve basis. the balance is required as a deposit.

 4) Deadline to sign up for a trip: Bus/Own Transportation trips, we’ll take people until we sell out of game tickets.
                                               Air Trips: No later than 30 days prior!!

 5) No reservation(s) will be taken without a deposit!

 6) Three ways to make a deposit:
     A) PFFC Fan Club Tables at Flyers Home Games (First Level directly outside the AT&T Pavilion)
     B) Mail (please call or email before sending a reservation):
          Note: If you’re sending in a deposit or balance (by mail), upon receipt, you will be mailed a Trip
          Confirmation Sheet. Please read, sign, date and return the white sheet to the PFFC (actually Lou)
                                       within seven business days.  Please note, your reservation does not become
                                       valid until we (Lou) receive the returned signed sheet!

     C) PFFC meetings (held once a month)

 7) All trip participants must be PFFC members or $20.00 will be added to the cost of the trip.

 8) Checks are made payable to “Philadelphia Flyers Fan Club” or ‘PFFC”.

9) For more information or to make a reservation, contact:
      Lou Milano, 1608 Lucas Lane, Britton Place, Voorhees, NJ  08043-2563
      Cell Phone: 609.922.2234
      Email: Lmstut@comcast.net
      Please call or email before sending a deposit.

10) Keep up with the latest information on the PFFC by accessing our web site: www.flyersfanclub.org

11) FYI, a passport IS NOW REQUIRED to enter Canada.

12) I’m often asked where the seats are located. We try to please, but realize not everyone can be.
     Therefore the seats we attempt to purchase (and usually wind up getting) are lower second level/upper first
     level in the corner to blue lines. In cities like Toronto, Detroit, NY Rangers, we “take what we can get”!!

13) Also, please remember we’re not ticket agents. The trips we sponsor are part of a package deal which includes
      the game tickets. If you have a request for game tickets only, we’ll try to accommodate if only a few are needed.
      However, there may be a small service charge. When tickets are purchased for our trips, our allotment is usually
      only for people “traveling” with the PFFC!!

14) The PFFC cannot be held responsible if the time or day of the game changes and alternate travel plans need
      to be made.
 


Here are two articles from  Alan Ellis  about the NY Islanders trip
                               and from Maureen Fisher about the Nashville trip for you to enjoy.

 Last Call for Road Trip by Alan Ellis

It was the last weekend in March, a GORGEOUS Saturday.  What could be better? 
OH YEAH!!!  Jump on a bus & go to a hockey game!!!
 
Yes, as the first week of spring was coming to an end, the final Fan Club road trip of the (regular) season wound its way up the
New Jersey turnpike, across the Verrazano Bridge, along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, to the Long Island Expressway, to
exit 39 and down three roads (Glen Cove, Old Country & Merrick Ave.) to Nassau Coliseum, to see the Flyers take on the feisty
NY Islanders (they've been pretty tough & playing well of late). 





Settling into our seats after the National Anthem, it took all of 2 seconds for the fireworks to start, as Dan Carcillo went at it with Michael
Haley.  20 seconds later, it was Sean O'Donnell going at it with (NHL penalty minute leader) Zenon Konopka.  Once both teams got the
fights out of the way, the Flyers struck first.  A faceoff win to Jeff Carter and he quickly wristed the puck in the far corner past Rick DiPietro.

Just 22 seconds later, James Van Riemsdyk scored goal #1 of his 1st career hat trick.  Blake Comeau cut the lead to 2-1, but JVR scored
a power play goal later in the 1st.  Meanwhile Sergei BOB-rovsky was OUTSTANDING the entire game, making at least two notable saves,
one on Kyle Okposo in the 2nd and another on P.A. Parenteau in the 3rd.  JVR completed his hat trick with a one-timer from between the
circles.  Hats were thrown by Flyers fans seated near the ice and a shoe was also in the mix (Coatesy pointed this out).  The game clock
wound down & we celebrated the win, which gave the Flyers 100 pts.  After the game, we picked up pizza and ate it on the bus. 
At 1:00AM on Sunday 3/27, we arrived back at Voorhees, tired but happy to see the “W”.  The last (regular season) road trip was over…

Great Job AGAIN, LOU! 
We couldn't do it without you.

 Thanksgiving in Nashville… by Maureen Fisher

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, Joe and I along with Pam Miller and Stacey Squilla headed down I-95 in our packed car towards Nashville.  The weather was raining and eventually turned to snow as we got closer to Washington.  We arrived in Nashville to beautiful weather on Thanksgiving day and checked into our hotel in the center of Nashville.  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner buffet at Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant.  The food was really good, the staff was friendly and it was a nice casual place that I highly recommend.  After dinner we drove to Opryland to look at the outdoor Christmas lights.

On Friday, Joe, Stacey and I took a City tour of Nashville.  Our first stop was the Ryman Auditorium known as the “Mother Church of Country Music”.  We all got our picture on the stage of the famous original home of the “Grand Ole Opry Show”.  Our tour ended at the Country Music Hall of Fame.  We had lunch at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, a Nashville landmark.  After lunch we went back to the Country Music Hall of Fame for a tree lighting concert featuring Richie McDonald from Lone Star.  On Friday night Jen Ebling and Theresa & Hal Kestenholz arrived to join us.

On Saturday morning we toured the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, which happens to be in a dry county.  Finally the reason for our trip was the Flyers vs Predators game.  Nashville puts on a great party outside the arena.  The fans really get into the game.  They have a live band that plays during the time outs.  The Flyers won 3-2 in a shoot-out.  The arena is located right in the middle of all the restaurants and bars known as “The District”.  After the game we went to a bar called the Honkey Tonk Central where we got a table right inside the door.  Dressed in our Flyers gear, we encountered a lot of Flyer fans, high-fiving us as they passed through the door.  Nashville is a great place, with friendly people.  I highly recommend a visit there the next time the Flyers are in town.

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