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Ross H. MacLean Had a Strong Showing in Final All Peace Series
The FSJ Pee Wee AA Flyers were in tough against the Grande Prairie Titans for the finals of the Tier 1 All Peace League as the Titans had not lost a single league game this year.
On Saturday, the Flyers struggled to find the net and lost 4-0. Lane Delfs was strong between the pipes keeping the Flyers chances alive allowing only 4 goals on 41 shots.
The Flyers held the Titans to only one goal in the first period of the second game in Grande Praire and then netted two of their own in the second frame to take the lead. Alex Hartman picked up Ryan Mulligan’s rebound and Sheldon Loewen tipped in Hartman’s shot from the point on the Flyers first goal and one minute later Kyle Johnson backhanded Hartman’s rebound into the top corner to make it 2-1 for the Flyers. With only 3 minutes left in the period the Titans tied the game.
In the third, the Titans scored four minutes in to make it 3-2 but Hartman’s shot from the point found the back of the net to tie the game at three. Shortly after, James Bowie gave the Flyers some hope when he picked off a pass and rushed in alone but he was robbed of a goal. The Flyers generated many more chances but they couldn’t net another one. The Titans scored their final goal at the nine-minute mark on the powerplay as Colten Lancaster couldn’t to support the Flyers with outstanding goal tending.
The Flyers are off to Provincials in Penticton in one week.
Petroleum Association Midgets Win Championship
On Sunday the Petroleum Midget Flyers won the All Peace Midget Tier One Championship banner by defeating the Rycroft Sharks in a two game total goals playoff series. The first game was played last weekend in Rycroft with the Flyers getting off to a slow start and falling 4-3 to the home team on a late third period goal. The highlight of the game was the solid play of goaltender Kyle Bakstad who made 47 saves to keep the game close and putting the home town boys in a competitive position for their home game.
On Sunday morning the Flyers showed up on a mission. They scored the first goal and never looked back potting another three for a 4-1 win to bring the Banner to Fort St John. The game was a fast hard hitting affair with the home town boys holding their own. Travis Mclean stood tall in net making 41 saves and was particularly strong in the third period when the chips were down. The playoff offence was led by Blair Karasiuk with one goal and four assists and Brett Young with two goals and two assists. Other goal scorers were Cayle Bell, Dayne Pedersen, Marvin Yahey and Jordan Gies with singles. Assists were made by Pedersen with two and singles to Gies, Jordan Harder, Wyatt Anderson and Brennan Stragier. Both Head Coach Elliott Harder and Assistant John Bacso were particularly pleased with how the team came together when it mattered most.
The next action for the Midget Flyers is the BC Provincial Midget Tier 2 Championship starting on March 7 in Cranbrook BC.