Ross H. MacLean Flyers emerge as Peewee champs

first_imgIn game two, the Flyers, playing on home ice, came out with a purpose and scored early, courtesy of Connor Bowie. Max Dobson and Jayden Greyeyes also added first period goals, concluding the opening frame with the hometown Peewee team with a 3-0 lead.Despite a scoreless second period, there was plenty of action for Flyers goaltender Kale Goulet, who made a number of big saves to maintain the home team’s three goal lead.Halfway through the third, Valleyview scored their first goal of the game, cutting the Flyers’ lead to 3-1.However, the Vipers were unable to score again, thanks in large part to a solid defensive effort from the Flyers, which paid off with seven minutes remaining, as Wagner and Craig-Steele combined to score a short-handed beauty, securing the Ross H. MacLean All Peace Championship.Advertisement Following a championship winning season with a record 30 wins, 12 losses and 4 ties, the Peewee Flyers will represent the Energetic City as the B.C. Provincial Championships in Salmon Arm next week. In Saturday’s game one on the road, the Flyers got the ever important first goal, as Aiden Craig-Steele scored seven minutes into the game. Two minutes later, the lead was extended to 2-0, as Reid Jacobs fired in a goal from the point.With three minutes left in the first period, the lead was cut in half, as the Vipers’ persistence paid off, scoring to make it 2-1 following the first period of play.In the second, the Flyers restored their two goal lead, as Craig-Steele finished off a three way passing play, scoring his second of the game for the 3-1 Fort St. John lead.- Advertisement -The score remained 3-1 until the halfway point of the third, when some sustained Vipers pressure paid off with a goal, producing a nail biting finish with the scoreboard now reading 3-2.However, up to the challenge was Flyers goaltender Cameron Smethurst, who stood tall throughout a flurry of Valleyview pressure, making countless saves to preserve the one goal game, including a clutch breakaway save.His forwards returned the favour with three minutes remaining, as Isaac Wagner scored to produce the 4-2 game one final.Advertisementlast_img

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