Update – Minor Hockey weekend wrap up

Below are game reports from local minor hockey teams.  If you have a score info about a game to report, send it to [email protected]

 Knights of Columbus work hard but fall short

Knights of Columbus Bantam Flyers traveled to Dawson Creek Friday night to take on the Canucks. Flyers showed an impressive all around effort through 60 minutes with excellent passing and game play. Although Flyers suffered a loss, Flyers coach Bronc Donis was impressed with the outstanding effort put forward by the team.

Both teams managed to keep the net empty going into the second period but at the 10 minute mark, the Canucks beat Flyers goaltender Sean Gjerenes and dropped one in.

They continued to battle into the third with flyers applying consistent pressure and puck movement but Dawson added two more goals at 12:53 and a power play goal at 1:22 ending the game 3-0.

Next Flyers action is Dec 18 and 19th with a double header against Fairview at the Enerplex.

Flyers beat Peace River Colts

The Ross H. MacLean PeeWee AA Flyers worked hard, out shot, and out scored the Peace River Colts on Sunday 4-3, in Peace River. After a scoreless first period the Flyers notched the first goal when Aiden Harris setup Jarod Lang with a sharp pass in front of the net. The Flyers continued to press when Harris passed to Jeff Bochon who setup Ricky Bateman in front to make it 2-0. Two minutes later, the only shot to make it past Lane Delf was a lucky one that deflected off of a Flyer defenseman and then off the back of Delf’s foot and over the line.

The Colts tied the game on a nice power play goal and then went up 3-2 with 3:22 left in the second. Two minutes later, Nolan Legace ripped one in from Jordan Kosinsky’s rebound to make it 3-3 at the end of the second frame.

After 6 goals in the second period, the Flyers were the only ones to score when Legace went end to end on an unassisted play to give the Flyers the lead 4-3. The Flyers had to kill off a penalty with 1:58 left in the game to make it an exciting finish. Colten Lancaster picked up the win after entering the game at the halfway mark.

The Flyers are 4-0 in All Peace Action and their next game at home is on Sunday, December 20th at 3:30 pm at the Enerplex.

The Formula Powell Midget B Flyers

The Formula Powell Midget B Flyers played a tight game against the Savanna Stars on Sunday in All Peace League action but an empty netter in the last seconds gave the Flyers squad a 4-6 loss.

Beauden Lancaster, Brent Loewen and Tyson Chambers each had a goal and assist, with Luke Hopkins contributing a single marker and John Apsassin and Sam Aitken receiving assists.

The Formula Powell Midget B Flyers host their tournament this coming weekend at the Enerplex with the first game at 4:45pm vs. Dawson Creek.

Flint Bantam B Flyers

The Flint Bantam B Flyers hosted four out-of-town teams in their home tournament this weekend. Teams from Whitehorse, Mackenzie, Dawson Creek and Fort Nelson travelled to Fort St John. The Flyers played each of the teams over the course of the weekend. In their first game Friday night, the Flyers were victorious over Dawson Creek, with a score of 5-1. Saturday saw them face a tough team from Whitehorse, losing 5-2, and then beating Mackenzie, 15-4. The Flyers came out on top in Sunday’s first game, against Fort Nelson’s hard-hitting team, with a score of 4-2.

Their record of three wins and one loss meant that the Flyers played off for first and second Sunday afternoon, against the undefeated team from Whitehorse. It was a rough game, with Whitehorse incurring 50 penalty minutes, including three game misconducts; Fort St John earned 26 minutes. Although the Flyers fought hard, the tough defense and quick offense of the Mustangs lead them to victory over the Flyers, 6-1.

Over the course of the tournament, the goal scorers for Fort St John were Josh Lucas with 6, Lien Miller-Jeanotte (5), Jake Gardner, Austin Tompkins and Kayne Shallow with three each, Brayden Hickey with two, and singles from Tory Mitchell, Trystan Baxter, Dekker Wilkins, Darin O’Hanley and Lucas MacLean. Goalies Garet Whitford and Logan Edwards did a great job in net. Thanks to all the fans who came out to cheer the team on to a second place finish!

The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers

The Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers had a very successful tournament in Valleyview this past weekend. The Flyers took first place with a 3 – 0 record. The team carried momentum from the previous weekend tournament in Whitecourt. In Whitecourt the Flyers didn’t place but ended the tournement with two games that were extremely competitive and showed a very strong team effort. They defeated Whitecourt 4-3 by scoring the winning goal with only 3 seconds left in the game. The Flyers then put forth the same effort vs Beaumont but came out on the losing end of a 4-3 score.

Carrying this team effort forward to this past weekend in Valleyview, the Pimm’s Production Atom Flyers started strong with a 4 – 0 victory over Manning. Cameron Smethurst and Josiah Harder backstopped the Flyers in goal sharing the shutout. Tristen Nielsen snipped two goals while Keenan Gallagher and Dylan Gould added a goal each. In the second game the Flyers poured on the offense with a 6-2 win. Aiden Craig-Steele and Nielsen led the way with two goals each while Cameron Callison and Gallagher each had one. In the final game the Flyers ran into a very hot goalie. Despite outshooting the Valleyview team by a large margin, the flyers were only up 1-0 after two periods on a goal by Craig-Steele. The Flyers kept the pressure on and managed to get two more past Valleyview’s netminder. Gallagher scored half way through the period and Craig-Steele added his second of the game to cap off the 3-0 victory. Harder and Smethurst shared their second shutout of the weekend.

During the tournament a skills competition was held and Adam Melnyk won the accurate shooting contest. Tristen Nielson won the Hardest shot contest and Konnor Sawyer finished second in the fastest skater competition. Aiden Craig-Steele and Nielsen also finished tied for second in the shootout competition.

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