Former Philadelphia Flyers to become U.S. citizens

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On the ice, they were famous for hoisting Stanley Cups and raising their fists to knock opponents senseless.

But on Friday two former Broad Street Bullies will be raising their hands for a different reason: to be sworn in as U.S. citizens.

Bob “The Hound” Kelly and Orest Kindrachuk, teammates on the bruising Flyers’ championship teams of 1974 and 1975, will be among 27 New Jersey residents taking their oaths of citizenship during a Burlington County courthouse ceremony.

In a team effort of sorts, Flyers legends Dave “The Hammer” Schultz and Bill Clement also hope to become citizens in the next few months.

Gaining citizenship has been “something we’ve been meaning to do for years,” said Kindrachuk, 60, a Saskatchewan native who lives in Medford Lakes with his wife, Lynn.

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