FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A longtime member of the Fort St. John Flyers hockey team has passed away.
Rod Fonteyne sadly passed away on Wednesday after a battle with cancer. He was 84.
Flyers President Paul Van Nostrand says that Fonteyne was involved with the Senior Flyers not long after he moved to the Energetic City in the early 1960s. As a player/coach, Fonteyne lead the Flyers to their first ever championship. After playing with the Flyers for a number of years, Fonteyne later worked as the arena manager here in Fort St. John. He also served on the Flyers Executive until his passing yesterday.