The AHL Phantoms are creating goodwill out of a blunder made by Flyers winger Scott Hartnell, who threw a glove at a Tampa Bay player on a breakaway Tuesday, enabling the Lighting to receive a penalty shot.
Hartnell will lend a hand to the Phantoms during a charity event Dec. 14, when the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins visit the Wachovia Spectrum at 5:05 p.m.
The Phantoms will stage a Scott Hartnell Glove and Mitten Toss.
Fans are asked to bring a new pair of gloves or mittens, with the tags still attached, to the game. New hats and scarves are also acceptable, but the tags must be attached.
During the first intermission, fans will be invited to throw their gloves, mittens and other donations onto the ice. All gloves and mittens collected will be donated to Operation Warm, which collects coats and related cold-weather clothing for distribution to those in need.
For every donation fans bring, they will receive a raffle ticket good for a drawing for two prizes - an autographed Scott Hartnell jersey or a pair of hockey gloves signed by Hartnell.
- Sam Carchidi