Staying chill

For those of you trying to keep up with things on the ice in this sweltering July heat, let’s see what’s happened to our favorite skating friends this off season.

The Phantoms signed a new coach. Former NHL player and three-time Stanley Cup champion Greg Gilbert will leave his Canadian team to take the helm of the Flyers’ affiliate.

The Flyers are moving things forward as well, signing four forwards — Lukas Kaspar, Krys Kolanos, Mika Pyorala and Jason Ward — and defenseman Joey Mormina to one-year contracts last week. The next day they brought on a 19-year-old, 6-foot, 215-pound powerhouse as well in the signing of Marc-Andre Bourdon.

That pretty much brings us up to speed.

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