DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers concluded their regular season on a three-game winning streak after defeating the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks on Sunday.
After allowing the Senior Canucks to grab an early lead, Adam Horst responded for the visitors with 1:12 to play in the first period, assisted by Rick Cleaver and Brady Busche.
The Flyers dominated the middle stanza as Horst scored his second of the night after accepting a pass from Jeff Shipton and Cleaver at 18:34. Not even two minutes later Robbie Sidhu found twine off a feed from Lien Miller-Jeannotte and Joey Massingham. Cleaver made it 4-1 with 13:21 remaining after finding a rebound off a shot from Sidhu and Horst. Miller-Jeannotte scored his first of the night with a shorthanded tally with 5:31 to play some hard work on the penalty kill courtesy Reid Campbell and Massingham.
Sidhu bulged twine at 2:07 into the third period after taking a saucer pass from Massingham and Shipton. With 1:43 to go Cleaver scored his second goal of the night after being set up by Brandon Millin and Horst. Final score Flyers 7 – Sr. Canucks 1.
Cleaver and Horst each chipped in with two goals and two assists while Massingham and Sidhu contributed three points a piece on the night.
“We had a lot on the line,” said General Manager Lee Hartman. “Trying to finish first overall in the league with the win. Dawson had nothing to play for, they will be a much more determined and focused team when playoffs hit.”
With the victory, the Flyers are Lawrence Cup Champions as they finished the NPHL regular season with the most points at 26.
Next up for the Flyers is their playoff round-robin opener in Grande Prairie on Thursday. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.