A bit of a surprising announcement on Tuesday morning.
The Philadelphia Flyers have cut ties with one of their organizations head coaches.
General manager Chuck Fletcher announced that the Flyers and Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon have "parted ways".
With Gordon gone, assistant coach Kerry Huffman has decided to step down from his role.
"I would like to thank Scott and Kerry for their service to the organization," said Fletcher. "Both Scott and Kerry have dedicated their time and effort in developing Flyers prospects and bringing success to Lehigh Valley over the last several years. In speaking with each of them, we felt this was best for the future direction of the organization."
"We appreciate the positive impact Scott has had on the Organization in his six years here in Lehigh Valley," said Jim Brooks, co-owner of the Phantoms. "Together with Scott and Kerry, we had many special moments including our trip to the AHL Conference Finals during the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs. We are grateful for their dedication."
Gordon leaves the Phantoms with a 389-255-35-46 record and three playoff appearances along with a a1st place finish in the Atlantic during the 2017-18 season.