The Prince George Mohawks were unable to overcome the six goal deficit facing them in game two of the Savage Cup.
The Mohawks needed to score seven goals and allow none to be scored against them if they were to rob the Flyers of their fifth consecutive Savage Cup.
Unfortunately for the Mohawks, it was the Fort St. John Flyers who did all the scoring in the final game of the tournament, beating Prince George 10-0 and thus winning their fifth straight Savage Cup.
In an extremely one sided affair which saw the Flyers outshoot the Mohawks 41-20, the Flyers had their eyes on the prize and executed to perfection.
Flyers captain Dave Alexander opened the scoring 4:39 seconds into the game, which turned out to be the eventual game winner. The Flyers offense was full throttle in the final game of the tournament, with defensemen Donny Lloyd leading the way with a hat-trick and one assist, with various other players recording multi-point games.
Flyers goalie Clayton Pool got the start in net again and for the second straight game, allowed no goals to be scored on the Flyers.
It is worth mentioning that Prince George was once again short benched, as multiple injuries suffered in Friday’s game limited the amount of players on their roster.
The victory in this year’s Savage Cup means the Flyers will now travel to Alberta to play the Bentley Generals in this year’s McKenzie Cup.
After the game, Flyers coach Darrel Leahy discussed his team’s next opponent. He talked about how they will be a tough squad to beat because they are well coached, organized and talented. He feels it will be a physical series, but is confident that his team has what it takes to emerge victorious.
Captain Dave Alexander spoke about the win, saying it feels good that the team won it’s fifth straight Savage Cup, but their ultimate goal is to win another Allan Cup.
Mohawks Coach Grant Williams discussed his opinion of this year’s Savage Cup and how it was a learning experience for his team. He said the most important thing for his club is that they are not discouraged and he’s optimistic for the future. He also gave credit to the Flyers for their performance in the tournament.
The McKenzie Cup best-of-five series will begin March 31 in Red Deer, Alberta.
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