The Fort St. John Petroleum Association took to the road over the weekend with contests in Dawson Creek and Spirit River. They got by Dawson Creek 3-2, and had an easy time with Spirit River 5-1.
Dawson Creek opened the scoring before long and led 1-0 after one. A trio of first year midgets; Aiden Craig-Steele, Max Dobson and Reid Jacobs got things rolling afterwards figuring in on all three Fort St. John goals combining for eight points. Steele scored from Dobson and Jacobs to tie it, and then Jacobs from Steele to take the lead. With the score tied at two late in the third, Reilley Edler-Cherry came up with two huge saves setting the stage for the winning goal which came in the final two minutes of the third on the power play. Once again it was Steele from Dobson and Jacobs to round out the scoring.
Sunday afternoon they took on Spirit River. Austin Craig got the nod in goal and he turned in a very strong performance making a number of difficult saves. Reid Jacobs nabbed another two goals along with Jason Andrews getting one, with all three set up by Dobson and Steele. Kyle Robertson scored from Lane Derose on the power play. Late in the game Daniel Forrest set up a streaking Jayden Piket, who sniped the short side to seal the deal on a 5-1 win. Despite the big win it wasn’t all good news for the Flyers as winger Jason Lee was injured on a high hit in the second period. He was visibly hurt and slow to leave the ice. He did not return.
Next up for the squad is a tournament in Whitehorse, Yukon.