Flyers face Cataracts Jan. 20-21
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.
The Flyers and the Caps, the two first-place teams in their leagues, battle it out to a 4-2 victory for the Flyers.