Wells Fargo Center ice named NHL's best
They may not be Stanley Cup champions, but the Flyers can gloat in one aspect of the 2012 season.
The Wells Fargo Center’s ice on Monday was named the No. 1 playing surface in the NHL. The Flyers’ arena tied with the Bell Centre, home of the Canadiens, as the NHL’s finest ice.
"Our ice crew works extremely hard to ensure the ice is the best it can be for the players," Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko said. "With all of the events that we host at Wells Fargo Center, it is imperative that our crew pays close detail, including walking the ice twice a day to check dashers and glass to assure the best possible playing conditions.
“(Head Ice Technician) Chris Jennings and his team did an exceptional job this year maintaining the ice to the highest standard. On behalf of all of our Flyers players, we are particularly proud of Chris and the entire ice crew."
Each NHL team’s ice is evaluated by “on ice” officials after each game. These officials rate each ice using a number of criteria, including how hard/fast the ice is and how much the ice ruts/edges.