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Knights of Columbus continue to win
Knights of Columbus Tier II Flyers and coaches Bronc Donis, Glen Lawrence and Brett McLean finished off All Peace League last weekend with two home games.
The Bantam Flyers sent Grande Prairie back to Alberta with a hefty 7-2 loss on Saturday. The Flyers dominated the game and fired 41 shots on goal in the win, while Flyers goalie Ty Helgason stopped 18 of the 20 goals he faced.
Grande Prairie hit the scoreboard first at the 15:20 marker and with two minutes remaining Blake Giesbrecht took a pass from Ricky Warren to even the scoring.
Flyers continued to challenge the opposing goalie and Braden Donis netted an unassisted goal at 17:49 to get period two underway. At 9:06 Trim helped Derek Donis slide one in and 14 seconds later Giesbrecht and Jarred Sawka scrambled to set up Jayton Wieler who was ready in the slot.
Grande Prairie tried to close the gap and got third period action underway with a 17:33 goal. With 5:13 remaining Trim took back possession and as he crossed the blue line, took a shot that sailed past the goalie. Two minutes later Lien Miller-Jeannotte passed from the corner to Trim who fed the puck to Warren who got the job done. With 6.3 seconds left, Braden Donis added one more point to end the period with Sawka and Derek Donis chipping in with helpers.
Sunday night back at the Enerplex, had the Flyers challenging the Dawson Creek Canucks. Miller-Jeannotte started things off for the Flyers receiving a pass from Trim. At 5:51 the Canucks scored but at 5:21 the Flyers answered back when Trim once again set up Warren for a goal. The Canucks added another to tie it up.
Both teams managed to keep the net empty in the second period where the game remained a 2-2 tie.
They continued to battle in the third and at 17:19 Sawka beat the scramble, and the goaltender, with help from Warren and Wieler. A minute later, Flyers were once again in the Dawson Creek zone and Trim dumped one in assisted by Giesbrecht and Miller-Jeannotte. The Flyers continued to apply pressure and consistent puck movement but Dawson added two more goals, at 11:35 and 5:38, to end the game with a 4-4 tie.Ty Helgason defended the Flyers crease.
Flyers will host their home tournament this weekend at the Enerplex. The puck will drop for the Flyers, Friday at 6 PM, Saturday at 10:15 AM and 4:15 PM with playoffs to follow on Sunday.
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Ross H. MacLean Win Gold in Quesnel Tournament
The FSJ Pee Wee AA Flyers were outstanding on the weekend winning all five games and held their opponents to only 9 goals, in Quesnel. Coach Lee Hartman was pleased with his team’s effort, their composure, and the restraint they showed throughout the tournament. He was encouraged to see how his team competed against other teams that may be at Provincials in March.
On Friday, the Flyers met the Prince George Cougars and started the scoring early when Nolan Lagace netted one from Salina Edwards seven minutes into the game. Tyler Wood gave the Flyers a two goal lead when he found the net from Ricky Bateman and Alex Hartman but the Cougars tied the game before Hartman gave the Flyers the lead from Bateman and Ralph Jarratt with three minutes left in the second. With only nine seconds left Gavin Gould sent Hartman in alone who ripped one in to give the Flyers a two goal lead 4-2 going into the third.
Jeff Bochon extended the lead to 5-2 when he found the net from Bateman five minutes into the 3rd but again the Cougars challenged and picked up the tempo as they scored twice to finish the scoring to make it a 5-4 final. Hartman was the game star with his two goals, assist, and strong play. Colten Lancaster earned the win between the pipes.
On Saturday the Flyers met up with the William’s Lake Timber Wolves and again started the scoring early when Bateman potted one from Wood five minutes in. Edwards gave the Flyers a two goal lead from Lagace and Brysan Eklund. Jarratt continued to put pressure on the Wolves when he scored from the point with assists going to Chase Allam and Bateman. Bateman netted his second of the game and gave the Flyers a 4-0 lead going into the third period.
The Wolves scored less than a minute in but Hartman netted his first from the point on a nice pass from Sheldon Loewen. Bochon made it 6-0 and Hartman finished the scoring from Gould. Bochon was the game star with his continued strong play and his goal. Lane Delfs was solid in net and great defense from Ryan Mulligan, Jarratt, Bochon, Allam, and Hartman helped to give the Flyers the win.
In the Flyers second game on Saturday, they completely controlled the game against the Prince Rupert Sea Wolves. The Flyers had to show great restraint against a team that was more interested in creating trouble than playing hockey. Jarod Lang was the game star with his hattrick and an assist. In the 14-1 win other notable players were Edwards with a hattrick, Eklund with 5 assists, Kyle Johnson with four assists, Jordan Kosinsky and Bateman with three assists each, and Lagace and Loewen each with a pair of goals and an assist. Lancaster was able to keep his focus even though he saw little action throughout the game and only allowed one goal.
In the semi-finals on Sunday morning the Flyers met their rivals the Dawson Creek Canucks and continued to score early and to control the play. Jarratt got the Flyers on the board from Johnson’s pass and one minute later Wood netted one from a great feed from Hartman and Bateman. Lang stole the puck and went in alone to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead. The Canucks scored with only a minute to go in the first to bring them within two.
Aiden Harris gave the Flyers a three goal spread with hard work and nice passing from Lang and Gould. The Canucks scored at the buzzer to make it 4-2 at the end of two.
Lang scored twice more to make the final 6-2, the first unassisted and the second from Kosinsky and Jarratt, to give the Flyers a berth in the final. Flyers captain Ricky Bateman was named the star with his strong work ethic and aggressive penalty killing.
Hard work, great passing, and quick shots continued to allow the Flyers to find success on the weekend. Against the Salmon Arm Silvertips, they scored less than five minutes into the first frame when Bateman started the scoring with help from Hartman and Bochon. Eklund made it 2-0 from Loewen and Allam and then Lang extended the lead to three when he broke in alone. Bateman finished the scoring for the Flyers when he potted one from Bochon half-way through the second period.
Salmon Arm scored their only goal of the game at the 11 minute mark of the third to make it 4-1 final for the Flyers.
Lane Delfs made some timely saves, was solid in net and earned the game star.
The Pee Wee AA Flyers are off to Grande Prairie next weekend for their final tournament.
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The Flyers play their final regular season game next Saturday in Sexsmith.