A Weekend of Wins for the Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers.
The Peace River Sabres suffered their first season loss against The Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers on Saturday. In a hard fought battle Fort St. John perservered and exacted revenge on the Peace River team. Peace River scored at 10:01 in the first period followed by an answering shot by Kooper Shallow of the Knights. Jade McMullin scored at 7:51 and Logan Daneluk scored from a faceoff at 1:31. Peace River returned fire with one second left in the first, closing the gap to 3-2 for FSJ. Peace River established a lead in the second period making the score 4-3 in their favor. The Flyers returned to dominate the third period with Jade McMullin scoring at 14:44 and Shane Rutherford scoring at 6:25. Rutherford scored again at 4:50, assisted by Kooper Shallow. The game finished 6-5 in favour of the Knights of Columbus. Fort St. John dominated the offensive game with 47 shots on the opposition’s goal versus 25 on their own.
The Flyers took on the Grande Prairie Bantam AA-AT1 Chiefs on Sunday. Fort St. John player, Jade McMullin scored at 9:28 in the first, assisted by Blair Karasiuk and Shane Rutherford. With 1:05 remaining, Rutherford placed the puck between the pipes with the assistance of Brent Loewen and goalie Daimon Derouin. The Flyers, suffering from injuries, displayed true grit as they sustained their momentum through the second period. Jade McMullin opened with a shot to the net, assisted by Rutherford and Daneluk. The Chiefs came back with two goals which were answered by Logan Daneluk displaying speed and dexterity as he took the puck from end to end beating the opposing goalie with a backhand to the net. The chiefs scored at 9:51 in the third which was again answered by Daneluk at 5:47 giving the Knights of Columbus a well earned victory. Score 5-3 for FSJ.
The Knights of Columbus AA Bantam Flyers take part in the Dawson Creek tournament on January 30, 31 and Feb. 1.