The Prince George Mohawks have a huge deficit to overcome if they want to emerge victorious in the 2011 Savage Cup.
Friday night, in the first of two final games of the tournament, the Fort St. John Flyers beat Prince George 6-0, outshooting the Mohawks 41-20.
Clayton Pool got his first start of the tournament in net for the Flyers, making 20 saves for the shutout.
Since the disqualification of Penticton from the tournament, the format has changed, where Fort St John and Prince George play both Friday and Saturday. The winner of the Savage Cup is determined by the team that scores the most goals in those two games.
Prince George had many opportunities to reduce the deficit, as they were awarded seven power plays, one of which was a four minute double minor, another a five minute major. Unfortunately for the Mohawks, they were unable to capitalize on any of those man advantages.
The two teams will play the final game of the tournament saturday night at 8 p.m. The Mohawks will have to score more than six goals and allow none to be scored on them. If they are unable to accomplish that, the Flyers will win this year’s Savage Cup.