Atom Flyers win second in Grande Prairie


The Fort St. John Atom 10 Flyers travelled to Grande Prairie last week to compete in the 36th Annual Lloyd Head Atom Hockey Tournament Nov. 22 to 24 where they battled hard to win their way to the final on Sunday.

"The kids had a slow start on Friday against their perennial rivals from Grande Prairie," said Atoms' parent Matt Begg, "But managed a couple of hard-fought road wins against the Confederation Cougars to get into the final game for first place."

In the final on Sunday, the Atom Flyers faced Edmonton's NEZ Crush who the Flyers lost to on Saturday by one goal.

The final was a back-and-forth one, with both teams gaining and losing the lead throughout the 60 minutes, eventually finishing in a tie and pushing the game to overtime.

Eventually the Crush got the game-winning goal in overtime, and the Atom 10 Flyers finished with a close second-place.

The Flyers accepted the narrow defeat with smiles and class, which had parents impressed with the players' level of sportsmanship.

"I'd like to express my admiration and gratitude to the coaches and kids for playing with dignity and respect," Begg said. "You played hard and competed, but also clearly demonstrated that losing with dignity is far greater than winning at all costs.
"You are a credit to our community."

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