Flyers complete sweep of Kings

   The Senior Flyers made it a 4-0 season against the Fairview Kings, with a 7-2 win on Friday night.

After squeeking out a win over Spirit River on Thursday, the Flyers were hoping to take out their anger on Saturday, but a short Kings bench ensured the game would be little more than shinny.

Fairview played the game with only ten skaters (reduced to nine after an injury), which prevented the Flyers from really hitting a top gear.   That was made plain by a lacklustre first period, which ended 1-1.  Paul Wiens scored a powerplay goal for FSJ, while Brett Sharp responded with a beautifully executed passing play from Fairview.

In the second, the Flyers pulled away.  Todd Alexander opened the scoring, potting a shorthanded goal when he cashed a rebound, after the Kings gave the puck away to Captain David Alexander.  Soon, the goals were easy.  Dustin Kersey buried an open net, after Kip Noble hit the post on his chance.  Wade Hocking buried his sixth of the season. after getting at least three bangs at a loose puck.  Jeff Fast finished a nice feed from Jeff Shipton, and Brett Loney wired a puck through a defenceman, and past a hapless Caleb McGuire.

The third period brought a goaltender change for Fairveiw, and again the game ground to a halt.  The clock was on running time, but the Kings didn’t have the manpower to fight, or the confidence to fight back, so the Flyers struggled to find their physical game.  Again, just a goal each was scored, with Marcel Landry beating Ryan Bjorklund, and Kip Noble teeing one past Brett Dillman.

And so, the game finished 7-2.  The Flyers went 1/3 on the powerplay, adding a short-handed marker in the second.   They now look ahead to a tougher opponent and a stingy goaltender, when they face David Larsen and the Grande Prairie Athletics, next Thursday (Jan 29th) in GP.  Catch the game live on Moose FM.