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Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov earns Number 1 Hockey Boy preseason recognition

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The Number 1 Hockey Boy panel has named Ivan Provorov the Number 1 Hockey Boy for the week of October 12.

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PHILADELPHIA (SB Nation Wire Service) — The #Number1HockeyBoy Panel on Wednesday released its latest rankings of the Number 1 Boy in Hockey. It’s the first installment of the highly-anticipated rankings during the 2016-17 season.

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Ivan Provorov, known by the panel as “Sharp Provolone”, has been named the Number 1 Hockey Boy for October 12, 2016. Rounding out the Top 3 are forward Travis Konecny, a.k.a. “K-Nex”, and captain Claude Giroux, a.k.a. “[redacted for sponsorship purposes]”.

Here are the full rankings, as announced by the #N1HB Panel:

All hockey boys receiving votes are members of the Philadelphia Flyers organization.

The #N1HB Panel, which consists of Top Women And Men from the hockey analysis community, will continue to evaluate Hockey Boys and will meet weekly for remainder of the season to review game action. The panel is are expected to issue new rankings each week.