Fort St. John Senior Flyers plan for return, players needed

The Fort St. John Senior Flyers hockey club is making plans to return to the ice for the upcoming North Peace Hockey League season, but first it needs committed players.

The club didn’t ice a team in 2019-20 due to a lack of players. But, the team has already secured Andrew Leriger who, after stepping down after the 2018-19 season, will return to coach the team this year, along with Craig Faulkner.

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Flyers President Paul van Nostrand extolled the many accomplishments of the team and said the club has excellent pieces in place. But the team is still in need of committed players, he said.

“We have contacted dozens of prospective players in an attempt to gain the commitment of a sufficient number to ice a team. We are not there yet and it would not be prudent on our part to wait until training camp in the Fall to ‘see what happens’,” said van Nostrand.

The Flyers are asking anyone interested to consider committing to play for the Flyers this year. In addition to playing 20 regular season games, van Nostrand is asking potential players to commit to attending one practice a week.

“If you can commit to doing your best to play in approximately 20 regular season games and some potential playoff games, if you can commit to wearing the FSJ Flyers sweater with pride, then we want to hear from you,” van Nostrand said.

Those interested can call van Nostrand at 250-793-2211 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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