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Flyers make 9-year-old's dream come true

Published December 21, 2023 at 10:34

The NHL and the Philadelphia Flyers recently hosted their annual Hockey Fights Cancer night where the league and hockey community rally around those impacted by Cancer. For 9-year-old Owen Micciche, the Flyers gave him the experience of a lifetime.

On Nov. 29, the Flyers signed Micciche to a one-day contract where Micciche had the opportunity to read the lineup in the locker room before the game, took the ice with the team, sit on the bench with the team during the game, and interact with his favorite Flyers players.

The videos are about as heartwarming as you'd expect as Micciche interacts with head coach John Tortorella.

Although just 9 years old, Micciche has been battling a pediatric brain tumor diagnosis along with spine tumors as he will continue treatments throughout the next year. Owen's parents were beyond the moon having the opportunity to see their son play hockey with his heroes.

"He lives and breathes hockey so this is like the best gift he could ever have. I think he's going to remember this forever."

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