The Fort St. John Female Flyers played two hard fought games over the weekend. The first one was a home game against the Grande Prairie Midgets in Taylor on Saturday. It was good hockey and remained scoreless at the end of the first period. Then GP found the twine in the first minute of the second period followed by another at the halfway mark. Fort St. John narrowed the gap within seconds with a goal from Breanna Harder, assisted by Brittney Sawka and Robyn Murphy. The second period ended with a 2-1 score for GP. GP found the net four more times in the third and Fort St. John lone third period goal came from Jenna Roy with an assit to Kelsea Ostergaard.
Then on Sunday the Female Flyers travelled to Hythe to meet Beaverlodge, the league leaders. Fort St. John outplayed Beaverlodge throughout the whole game but their goaltending was outstanding and Fort St. John could not find the twine. The two goals came from Robyn Murphy, and Amanda Gardner with both being assisted by Jenna Roy. Beaverlodge scored five goals during the game to come up with the win.
The coaches were so impressed by the level of play from their team. Every single girl has improved, worked hard, and they have really jelled. We started the year with a goaltender who had never played a game of hockey and now she is solid in the net. We were the underdogs in our league at the beginning of the season and now we are competitive with every single team.
Our final home game of the season is next Saturday, February 14th at 4:00 p.m. at the KIDS arena.