The senior men’s Flyers ended their regular season with an exclamation point.
Monday night, in a home makeup game against Hythe, the Flyers handed the Mustangs their final loss of the season, in a game that was no where near being close. The Flyers outshot the Mustangs 58-18, beating them by a score of 8-1.
The first period was fairly uneventful. Aside from both teams playing physically, the period didn’t hold much action.
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However, Fort St. John was able to open the scoring eleven minutes into the frame. While on the power play, the Flyers won a key face off in the Mustang’s zone, leading to an Ian Munro point shot. The shot created a scramble in front of the Mustang’s net, with Todd Alexander putting the rebound past Hythe Goalie, Darren Walker.
With the second period beginning with the Flyers up 1-0, the period offered much more excitement. Hythe tied the game at ones only three minutes in, but that was all the Mustangs could produce.
Hythe tying the game seemed to motivate the Flyers, who exploded offensively. Fort St. John scored five more goals in the second period, ending the frame up 6-1. Jeff Shipton scored the Flyer’s second goal, which would be the eventual game winner.
The third saw much of the same, without as many goals. The Flyers scored two more goals, ending their last regular season game with a dominant 8-1 victory.
Multiple Flyers ended the game with a multi-point game, with Mitch Strang and Ian Munro both finishing with a game high three points.
After the game, Flyers Coach Darrel Leahy, talked about the upcoming AAA games that the Flyers will be playing in preparation for the Savage Cup. Coach Leahy discussed how the team now has to focus on getting back to the basics.
He stressed the Flyers need to get into the routine of the dumping and chasing, being physical and being hard on the forecheck. According to the coach, these are the keys to success when playing hockey at the AAA level.