Fly­ers wrap up sea­son in style

Gander sees big wins for midget and ban­tam teams in provin­cial tour­na­ments

The Beacon (Gander) - - Sport - BEA­CON STAFF

It was a podium-top­ping time for Gander last week, with two teams tak­ing home medals from their re­spec­tive provin­cial tour­na­ments.

The Gander Fly­ers Ban­tam B team were un­de­feated in their quest for gold in the Deer Lake event April 5 through 7, while the Midget A team came home with a bronze medal from the provin­cial tour­na­ment in St. John’s April 2 through 4.

Ann Noel, par­ent of two boys en­rolled in hockey, said the Ban­tam team worked hard to re­tain their provin­cial cham­pi­onship sta­tus.

“Friend­ships (were) made, lessons learned, and ac­com­plish­ments achieved,” she said. “Ev­ery player left the arena in Deer Lake with a feel­ing of be­ing part of a team and an ex­treme sense of ac­com­plish­ment.”

In the Midget di­vi­sion, it was an emo­tional end­ing to the hockey sea­son for the Grade 12 play­ers, as this was their very last game in the mi­nor hockey pro­gram.

“These young men have re­ceived in­struc­tion on and off ice from many coaches, as well as many life lessons and ex­pe­ri­ences that will as­sist them on their jour­ney in life,” Noel said. “Hockey is more than just a game.”

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The Gander Fly­ers Ban­tam B di­vi­sion re­tained the cov­eted spot of provin­cial cham­pi­ons in the 2018 Provin­cial Hockey Cham­pi­onships. The event took place in Deer Lake April 5-7.

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The Gander Fly­ers Midget A team took home the bronze medal in the Provin­cial Cham­pi­onships in St. John’s April 2-4.

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