The Fort St. John Flyers played their second great game of the week in an 8-0 blowout over the Manning Comets at home. The Flyers controlled the game from start to finish, as goalie Ty Gullickson faced only 25 shots in a shutout win.
“It was a good game, and it’s nice to have a full bench. We had a game plan and the guys stuck to it and had a good result,” said Flyers Coach Andrew Leriger. “The structure in our zone was much better, we kept (Manning) to the outside and only allowed perimeter shots.”
Rick Cleaver led the way with three goals and two assists, with Adam Horst having a five-point night of his own, all assists. Lien Miller Jeannotte chipped in a goal and two assists and Brandon Pfeil scored twice.
“It was nice to get all four lines going. Everyone got to touch the puck, and it’s nice to have one of those games where it’s not super close down to the wire,” Cleaver said.
The Flyers host the first-place Dawson Creek Senior Canucks on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m.
Manning Comets at Fort St. John Senior Flyers
Saturday, December 15, 2018, 8:30 p.m., North Peace Arena
Scoring — Fort St. John, Rick Cleaver (Joey Massingham, Adam Horst) 9:56; Fort St. John, Rick Cleaver (Adam Horst, Liam Miller-Jeannotte) 0:29.
Penalties — Manning, Jarod Lorencz (interference, 2 min.) 14:45; Fort St. John, Layne Stopanski (too many men, 2 min.) 3:02.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Joey Massingham (Adam Horst, Rick Cleaver) 19:15; Fort St. John, Jordan Gies (Tanner LeSann, Reid Campbell) 18:37.
Penalties — Manning, Brett Nicholson (tripping, 2 min.) 15:09; Fort St. John, Rick Cleaver (high sticking, 2 min.) 8:03; Manning, Tyler Dillmon (boarding, 2 min.) 7:30; Fort St. John, Josh Bennett (fighting, game misconduct, 5 min.) 4:16; Manning, Dalton Ducharme (fighting, game misconduct) 4:16; Manning, Jake Jacobesen (tripping, 2 min.) 4:16; Fort St. John, Reid Campbell (cross check, 2 min.) 2:29.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Brandon Pfeil (Rick Cleaver, Adam Horst) 19:37; Fort St. John, Lien Miller-Jeannotte (Jordan Gies, Jeff Shipton) 15:01; Fort St. John, Rick Cleaver (Adam Horst, Sam Brennan) 12:09; Fort St. John, Brandon Pfeil (Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Tanner LeSann) 11:11.
Penalties — Fort St. John, Josh Bennett (elbowing, 2 min.) 14:32; Fort St. John, Redic Campbell (interference, 2 min.) 12:04; Dawson Creek, Colin Mathieson (slashing, 2 min.) 10:13.
Goal (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Ty Gullickson (25/25); Manning, Braden Gamble (36/44)
Powerplay — Fort St. John (0/5); Manning (0/4)