Kinsmen Flyers win weekend hockey tournament in dramatic fashion

The Flyers showed they were the team to beat as the tournament progressed, going undefeated all the way to the finals, where they met the Peace River Mustangs, a team they consider one of their greatest rivals.

The fast pace began with the Mustangs opening the scoring late in the first period. However, the Flyers were determined to even the score, as Noah Lang made a nice pass through the crease to Eric Melnyk, who buried the puck to bring the score to 1-1 as the first concluded.

The Flyers found themselves trailing again in the second, as Peace River scored first to jump to a 2-1 lead. However, the Flyers weren’t discouraged by the lead, responding once again, as Devan Minard scored top shelf after a nice setup pass from Chase London.

Despite getting themselves into penalty trouble in the third, the Kinsmen Flyers’ penalty kill stood tall in Peace River, as the team survived countless penalties, not allowing their opposition to score with the man-advantage.

With 1:09 left in regulation, Devan Minard got hauled down while on a breakaway, resulting in referees awarding the Kinsmen Flyers a penalty shot. With the potential game-winner on his stick, Minard skated at the net with a head of steam, shooting the puck bar-down, sending the bench and fans into a frenzy of cheers, and providing the Flyers the eventual game winner..

The victory was twice as sweet, considering the Kinsmen Flyers had yet to defeat the Mustangs this season.