Goderich Fly­ers Up­date

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The Goderich Orr In­sur­ance Fly­ers of the Pro­vin­cial Ju­nior Hockey League will play the open­ing home game of their Pol­lock Di­vi­sion sched­ule at the MRC with a 7:30 pm start Satur­day night against the Walk­er­ton Hawks.

The road in the pre­sea­son has not been an easy one for head coach Chris Cor­bett, his as­sis­tants, and the team ex­ec­u­tive

With the no-ice pol­icy at the Me­mo­rial Arena and prob­lems with the ice plant at the MRC, the team has lost valu­able prac­tice time and had their only home ex­hi­bi­tion game wiped out, mak­ing the team se­lec­tion process more dif­fi­cult, but the Fly­ers will be ready for their home opener Satur­day, ac­cord­ing to Cor­bett.

They open their sched­ule in Wing­ham Fri­day night against the Iron­men be­fore their home-ice de­but Satur­day.

The Fly­ers played their fi­nal ex­hi­bi­tion en­counter of the pre­sea­son last Satur­day in Mount For­est where they dropped a 6-3 ver­dict to the Pa­tri­ots. In that game the Fly­ers held a 2-1 lead after the first pe­riod on the strength of goals by Jeff Frit­z­ley and Chad Tre­ble. Frit­z­ley’s goal came on a re­bound off a shot by Eric Van­der Eyk. Tre­ble tapped in a sharp pass from Mac Smith, with Hay­den Ben­ni­wies gar­ner­ing the sec­ond as­sist.

The Pa­tri­ots scored four unan­swered goal in the sec­ond pe­riod and the teams each scored once in the fi­nal frame.

The Goderich goal was the re­sult of Bay­den Par­ent’s tip-in of a low point shot by Brae­den Dun­can. Mac Smith got the other as­sist on the goal. The Fly­ers got good ef­forts from re­turn­ing play­ers Mitch Fisher, Matt Bean and Noah Nurse. Sev­eral other Flyer re­turnees were not dressed for the game. Kyle Dun­lap and Bran­den Bean shared the goal­tend­ing du­ties and gave good ef­forts in the Flyer’s net.

Play­ers signed so far by the Fly­ers in­clude goalie Kyle Dun­lap, de­fence­men Grif­fen Mac­Don­ald, Brad Wat­son, Bren­nan Long, and Hay­den Ben­ni­wies ,the younger brother of for­mer Flyer cap­tain Mor­gan Ben­ni­wies, and for­wards Chad and Cody Tre­ble, Ja­cob Kir­ton, Trent Michie, Eric Van­der Eyk, Ri­ley Con­ners, Jeff Frit­z­ley, Noah Nurse, Chase Meurs, Matt Bean and Mitch Fisher. Other sign­ings were ex­pected fol­low­ing last week­end’s prac­tice.

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