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DEVON, A.B. – The Fort St. John Midget Petroleum Tier 1 Flyers were on the ice last weekend for a tournament in Devon. The squad had a strong showing at the event as they came away with a second place finish.

In their first game they stepped onto the ice with Beaverlodge and came away with a 4-3 win. Austin Craig was in net for his first of two wins over the tournament. Aiden Craig-Steele had a goal and two assists, and Lance Aylward and Reid Jacobs chipped in with two assists of their own. Cooper Wilms also found the back of the net as did Jaden Piket.

The Flyers next game came against Beiseker where Fort St. John cruised to a 9-1 win. Cooper Wilms had a hat trick, and Daniel Forrest, Travis Domeij, and Jesse McArthur were among some of the goal scorers. Lane DeRose had a solid game on the score sheet as he had three assists.

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The third contest for Fort St. John was against Indus where the Flyers had an easy time on the way to a 7-2 win. The team’s top line of Craig-Steele, Jacobs, and Aylward scored six of the seven goals with the other marker coming from Nathan Bragg.

In the finals the team fell short against Peace River by a score of 2-1. The lone goal was scored by Aylward with the assist going to Piket.

Next up for the club are two games this weekend against La Crete, and a rematch against Peace River.

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