Broad Street Bash
A Celebration of the
Fans & the Teams
When: Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 6-9pm
Where: Xfinity Live! Philadelphia
What: This premier event will honor the 1973-74 and 1974-75 Philadelphia Flyers teams
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of winning the Stanley Cup.
The event will feature an open bar, all-you-can-eat hors d’oeuvres,
and a chance to mingle with legendary Flyers alumni.
Join us in celebrating the 40th Anniversary of winning the Stanley Cup!
We look forward to sharing this special time with our devoted fans.
Unmasked: Bernie Parent and the Broad Street Bullies
In conversation with co-author Stan Hochman.
When: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @ 7:30PM
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia: Central Library
FREE: No tickets required!
Only signing books at this event. No memorabilia please.
For more information, call 215-567-4341.
“In the late 1970s “only the Lord saved more” than Flyers goaltender Bernie Parent. In his time as a Broad Street Bully, Parent won two Vezina Trophies as the league’s top goaltender, two Conn Smythe Trophies as playoff MVP, and two Stanley Cup championships, but this work shows how his on-the-ice exploits were only a part of his amazing story. After suffering a career-ending eye injury in 1979, Parent’s life took a turn for the worse, a time during which he battled alcoholism and watched his marriage end in divorce. In the end, however, facing the fears that had plagued him all his life led Parent to find solace and happiness once again. In Unmasked, Parent traces his life and career from his days as a youngster learning to skate to his current role as a Flyers ambassador and public speaker.”
It has been released that Rob Zombie will be making a film about the original Broad Street Bullies during our run for the Stanley Cup. I look forward to my involvement in the film!
Rob Zombie, a well-known horror movie writer and director for productions like Halloween, House of 1,000 Corpses, and more, is working in conjunction with the entire Flyers’ organization to create the film. He has our support and I cannot wait to see how he tells the story. Stay tuned for updates!
The 2012 Winter Classic was a dream come true for fans and players alike in the City of Brotherly Love. The alumni game, in particular, brought the young to a state of awe and the old to a state of great nostalgia. A handful of the original Broad Street Bullies including Bobby Clarke, Bob Kelly, and Bernie Parent, among many other Flyers greats, took their final strides onto the ice in front of more than 45,000 people in a sold-out Citizens Bank Park. We were all accustomed to seeing the arena covered in red, but on December 31st, 2011, the stadium was painted in orange and black in tribute to the men that once ruled the Spectrum. To much satisfaction of the 45,000 attendees and millions of viewers at home, the Flyers took home a 3-1 win over the New York Rangers.
A piece of that wonder and nostalgia, Bernie Parent’s painted Winter Classic mask has been auctioned off on NHL Auctions with a closing bid of $5,000, once again proving that these pieces of history are priceless and we will never forget that “Only the Lord Saves More than Bernie Parent.”
One hundred percent of the proceeds are going to Bernie’s favorite charity, the Bethesda Project: a caring family for Philadelphia’s homeless. The Bethesda Project strives to build communities that “affirm the dignity of the individual through the provision of well-maintained, safe, comfortable homes and communal spaces, provide the organizational and personal supports that encourage members to participate fully in the community’s life, and invite personal transformation within an overall continuum of care through well-designed and appropriately staffed programs that meet concrete needs.” This significant contribution to the Bethesda Project will surely help keep their mission intact. A big “Thank You” is in order for those who participated in the auction.