Fly­ers win

Fly­ers face Cataracts Jan. 20-21

The Beacon (Gander) - - Front page - BY ADAM RANDELL

Gan­der to face Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cataracts Jan. 20-21

The sec­ond round of in­ter­lock­ing games be­tween the Cen­tral West Se­nior Hockey League and the East Coast Se­nior Hockey League served the Gan­der Fly­ers well over the week­end.

The Fly­ers downed the St. John’s Caps 4-2 on Satur­day night at the Steel Com­mu­nity Centre, fol­lowed by a 12-1 vic­tory over the North­east Ea­gles on Sun­day af­ter­noon.

Fly­ers vs. Caps

At the Steele Com­mu­nity Centre in Gan­der on Jan. 13, the Caps lit up the board first with an early goal from Dakota War­ren. The Fly­ers were score­less af­ter the first.

It was a dif­fer­ent story in the sec­ond pe­riod, as goals from Mitch Oake and Brandon Hynes gave the home­town team the ad­van­tage.

Justin O’Riel­ley of the Caps would briefly tie it up late in the third, but a sec­ond goal from Hynes and an empty net­ter from Jor­dan Es­cott se­cured a 4-2 win for the Fly­ers.

In other in­ter­lock­ing play Satur­day night, the CWSCHL’s Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cataracts downed the ESCHL’s North­east Ea­gles 6-1.

Fly­ers vs. Ea­gles

It was a high-scor­ing vic­tory for the Gan­der Fly­ers against the North­east Ea­gles in Gan­der Sun­day af­ter­noon.

The Fly­ers picked up a 12-1 vic­tory to re­main un­de­feated on home ice.

The home­town team set to work early, net­ting seven goals in the first pe­riod with a hat trick from Paul Hutch­ings and goals from Nick Fitzger­ald, An­drew Ryan, An­drew Paul and Brandon Hynes.

The Fly­ers con­tin­ued to con­trol the sec­ond adding two more points from Hynes and Jor­dan Es­cott.

The Ea­gles found their way onto the board late in the sec­ond when a top-cor­ner slap shot from Alex Snow got past Fly­ers’ net min­der Drew Manuel.

The one-sided game didn’t show any signs of change in the third, with goals 10 and 11 added by Gra­ham Old­ford.

Ryan, pick­ing up his sec­ond goal of the game, added the fi­nal for the Fly­ers to round out a 12-1 vic­tory.

In other in­ter­lock­ing play on Sun­day af­ter­noon the CWSCHL’s Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cataracts bested the ECSHL’s St. John’s Caps 4-2.

The Gan­der Fly­ers will be back in ac­tion next week­end, fac­ing the Grand Falls-Wind­sor Cataracts at the Steele Com­mu­nity Centre at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 20, and again on Jan. 21, 1:30 at the Joe Byrne Memorial Sta­dium in Grand Falls-Wind­sor.

ADam RanDeLL/The Bea­con

The Fly­ers and the Caps, the two first-place teams in their leagues, bat­tle it out to a 4-2 vic­tory for the Fly­ers.

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