Neil Little '94 Scheduled to Start For Flyers in Carolina
Mike Brown '96 reports from Troy that Neil Little '94 is scheduled to start in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday night's game against the Carolina Hurricanes. He reports that "...tonight during the Flyers/Rangers game, Bill Barber, coach of the Philadelphia Flyers, has announced that Neil Little will start Thursday night's game...". This statement was allegedly made during the third period of ESPN's national broadcast.
Neil has had numerous instances where he has been called up from the AHL affiliate Philadelphia Phantoms. To this point, however, he has not been offered the starting goaltender position for an NHL game.
We enthusiastically rooted for him during his memorable days in the Houston Field House. In the years since, we've been waiting for this moment. Congratulations (in anticipatory advance) to Neil, if in fact his moment is soon upon us!