By Don Bell

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) —  Ed Novotny is a Feltonville native and a huge Philadelphia Flyers fan.

He’s also been in the Army since he graduated Olney High School in 1985.

With the help the United Service Organizations, the Flyers set up a surprise on Wednesday.

“It will be a real big shock to him, so it will be good to see the look of his face,” former Flyers winger Bob Kelly said before the big reveal.

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By sending Novotny to Flyers Fantasy Camp in Atlantic City, he’ll get a chance to skate with the team that he’s loved for so long.

“Didn’t see it coming,” Novotny said.

“Whenever we can recognize a military member, it’s just a great feeling,” said former Flyers player Brad Marsh.

“It’s an honor to serve but to be able to play with guys like that, it’s a dream come true,” Novotny said.