Knights of Columbus Flyers win second straight tournament

The Flyers first took to the ice Friday for a double header. Fort St. John kicked off the tournament on the winning foot, beating the Dawson Creek Canucks 2-0 in their opening game. Nolan Logan took MVP for the team’s opening game.

Later Friday, the boys were back on the ice, taking on the Prince George Cougar, for what would eventually be the championship match-up in the tournament. In the teams’ first meeting, it would be the Cougars who would emerge victorious, beating Fort St. John by a score of 5-3.

The loss Friday must have stuck with the Flyers throughout the night, because Saturday, the boys came out with a purpose against the Grande Prairie Knights. Nolan Legace scored 45 seconds into the game to eventually go on to win 5-3. George Sequin-Morin earned himself MVP honours.

Only a few hours later, the short benched Flyers took to the ice with only 11 skaters, but were able to earn a hard fought victory over the Peace River Sabres. Four different Flyers found the back of the net in the 4-1 win, and the strong goaltending of Lane Delfs earned him the title of the game’s MVP.

Sunday, the Flyers found themselves in the finals facing Prince George, for a rematch of the only game the Flyers lost throughout the entire tournament. With the Flyers trailing 1-0, James Bowie popped the Flyers first goal to tie the game. Bowie’s goal seemed to spark the Flyers, as Gavin Gould scored next, giving Fort St. John a 2-1 lead at the conclusion of the second.

Early in the third, Prince George would tie the game at 2-2, a score that lasted the majority of the final frame. With three minutes left in the third, Prince George was awarded a penalty shot, but Fort St. John goalie Lane Delfs shut the door, preserving the tie game.

One minute later, Adam Krueger scored the eventual tournament winning goal for the Flyers, giving his team a 3-2 lead. With the Cougars net empty, the Flyers were able to play some tough defence, eventually scoring an empty net goal, for a final tournament winning score of 4-2. Joshua Robinson earned MVP of the final game.

After back-to-back tournament wins, the Flyers will travel to Prince George this weekend for another Peace Region tournament.