February 26, 2024

Flyers sign 9-year-old cancer patient to one-day contract

The Philadelphia Flyers had a particular visitor learn out their lineup on Tuesday night time.

Nine-year-old Owen Micciche, who has been residing with a pediatric mind tumor prognosis since he was six months previous, signed with the Flyers on a one-day contract. The staff honored him on “Hockey Fights Cancer Night,” the place the staff comes collectively in support of cancer sufferers.

Micciche acquired to learn out the Flyers’ lineup within the locker room prior to their 4-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes. He additionally lent his expertise as captain of Pennsylvania’s Genesis Hockey Club to the staff whereas hanging out on the bench with coach John Tortorella.

Over the subsequent 12 months, Micciche can be present process extra cancer therapies to tackle new tumors on his backbone, in accordance to 6ABC.com. No doubt the Flyers can be rooting for his or her youngest teammate all the best way.