Fearlessly and courageously, the Flyers hit the ice Friday night.
They were led by Blake Steigauf.
A 15-year-old who was diagnosed with cancer last April, Steigauf more than delivered on his one-day contract with the Flyers.
After meeting his new team, touring the practice facility and signing his deal Thursday (see story), Steigauf took the Wells Fargo Center ice Friday night before the Flyers' game against the Rangers.
Steigauf got the rookie treatment from the boys with a solo lap.
Blake Steigauf received the full Flyers experience on his one-day contract, including arriving at the arena through the private players entrance, dressing at his own stall, leading the team out through the tunnel and taking a rookie lap. pic.twitter.com/DJ4Geafrhd— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) February 28, 2020
Through Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Steigauf, a native of Lititz, Pennsylvania, and sophomore at Manheim Central High School, suited up for the Flyers.
And they followed his lead.
15 year old lifelong Flyers fan Blake Steigauf has been battling cancer. @MakeAWishPHL granted his wish— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) February 28, 2020
He will lead Flyers onto the ice tonight in warmups and skate with them 👏🏻👏🏻#Flyers pic.twitter.com/KNH84JS4pN
“Carter told me I had to go top shelf!” https://t.co/M2vr3y3qsB— Taryn Hatcher (@TarynNBCS) February 28, 2020
Blake Steigauf, introductions. pic.twitter.com/JA4AKZKu9M— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) February 29, 2020
Blake showed up in a suit today, per the @NHLFlyers team dress code for game days.— Taryn Hatcher (@TarynNBCS) February 28, 2020
His mom told me the Flyers even offered to help get him one if he needed it..... because they’re awesome. https://t.co/NbsAaoAY3n
Claude Giroux and Blake having lunch.— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) February 27, 2020
(📷 by Flyers PR guru Zack Hill) pic.twitter.com/SE0Q60tjH5
He even had his very own stall right next to the captain. 🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/WobbsGXvOi— Katie Emmer (@KatieEmmer) February 27, 2020
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