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File #: 160311    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 4/14/2016 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 4/14/2016
Title: Honoring and remembering the late Ed Snider, co-founder and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers for nearly 50 years who passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at the age of 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer.
Sponsors: Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Taubenberger, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym
Attachments: 1. Signature16031100.pdf
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4/14/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Ordered Placed on This Week's Final Passage CalendarPass  Action details Not available
4/14/20160 CITY COUNCIL ADOPTED BY STANDING VOTE   Action details Not available
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Honoring and remembering the late Ed Snider, co-founder and owner of the Philadelphia Flyers for nearly 50 years who passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at the age of 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer.

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WHEREAS, Ed Snider, known as one of the most enthusiastic sports owners in Philadelphia History, formed the Philadelphia Flyers (the "Flyers") with several partners when Philadelphia was awarded an expansion team in 1966; and

WHEREAS, Despite the fact that Philadelphia was a City with no hockey tradition, base of hockey fans or an arena, the Spectrum was built on Broad Street and Ed Snider and the Flyers turned Philadelphia into a town that loved bare-knuckle fights on the ice and one proud to bear the name, the "Broad Street Bullies"; and

WHEREAS, In 1974 and 1975, the Flyers won consecutive Stanley Cup Championships making the Flyer's the National Hockey League's first expansion team to win hockey's holy grail; and

WHEREAS, Even though the Flyers have not won any Stanley Cups since, the team has become one of the best in the National Hockey League, making the playoffs 38 times and playing in six more Stanley Cup Finals, the last in 2010; and

WHEREAS, Ed Snider became one of the most influential National Hockey League owners, attending nearly all of the Flyers' home games and creating an organization that felt like a family; and

WHEREAS, In 1999, a Philadelphia Daily News poll named Ed Snider the City's greatest sports mover and shaker, surpassing basketball broadcaster Sonny Hill and the legendary Athletics manager, Connie Mack; and

WHEREAS, In 1980, Ed Snider received the Lester Patrick Trophy for contributions to hockey in the United States and was inducted into four Hall of Fame's: the Hockey Hall of Fame (1988), the Philadelphia Jewish Sports Hall of Fame (1997), the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame (2005) and the United States Hockey Hall of Fame (2011); and

WHEREAS, Ed Snider's most important legacy however, i...

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