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Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:13 am | Updated: 7:10 pm, Thu Sep 12, 2013.

Tyler Hostetter, a former Warwick star, is now playing for the Adirondack Phantoms, the Philadelphia Flyers' AHL team.

Hostetter, 21, a defenseman, has been called up by the Phantoms several times in the past month after playing most of the season with the Trenton Titans of the East Coast Hockey League. His most recent move to the Phantoms came March 9.

Hostetter, who appeared in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Hershey Bears, has played in six games for Adirondack this season, without registering a goal or assist. For Trenton, he had seven goals and seven assists for 14 points in 32 games.

Hostetter signed an entry-level contract with the Flyers in 2009. He played for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League the past four seasons. He also played in three games for the Phantoms last season.

Claude Giroux leads the Flyers with 82 points, on 26 goals and a league-leading 56 assists. He's third in the NHL in scoring but, with only 11 games remaining in the regular season, has only a slim chance to reach 100 points.

Still, he should finish with the highest single-season point total of any Flyer in the 21st century.

Mark Recchi had 91 points in 1999-2000. The only other Flyers to have 80 or more points since then were Jeff Carter, with 84, and Mike Richards, with 80, both in 2008-09.

Who was the last Flyer to have 100 points in a season?

None other than Eric Lindros, who had 68 goals and 47 assists for 115 points in 1995-96, his fourth NHL season.

Flyers have reached the 100-point mark only seven other times in team history.

Bobby Clarke did it three times (119 in 1975-75, 116 in 1974-75 and 104 in 1972-73) and Mark Recchi did it twice (franchise-record 123 in 1992-93 and 107 in 1993-94).

Bill Barber had 112 in 1975-76 and Rick MacLeish had 100 in 1972-73.

• Actually, the current Flyers do have one player with five 100-point seasons to his credit. Jaromir Jagr hit the century mark four times with the Pittsburgh Penguins and once with the New York Rangers.

• For what it's worth, Wayne Gretzky had an amazing 15 100-point seasons in the NHL (including four with more than 200) and one in the WHA.

• Former McCaskey star Lamar Patterson and Pittsburgh (18-16) will host Princeton (20-11) in a CBI tournament quarterfinal Monday.

Patterson had 13 points in the Panthers' 81-63 win over Wofford in Wednesday's first round. The CBI is for teams not selected to the NCAA tournament or NIT.

Butler, a Cinderella team that made it to the NCAA championship game the past two seasons, is still playing, thanks to the CBI. The Bulldogs (21-14) will play Penn (20-10) on Monday at the Palestra.

The other CBI quarterfinals are Wyoming (21-11) at Washington State (16-16) and TCU (18-14) at Oregon State (20-14).

Malik Rose, the Sixers' color commentator, played for two NBA championship teams with San Antonio.

Last week, during a Sixers game, the topic turned to the New York Knicks and the impact of Carmelo Anthony, a huge talent who's not exactly known as a great team player.

"Some teams have good karma," Rose said. "Other teams have bad Carmelo."

Jim Hersh is sports editor of the Sunday News. Email him at

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