VE Brandl Flyers take second in Beaverlodge

The VE Brandl PeeWee Flyers were in Beaverlodge last weekend, Nov. 22-24, where they played in a tournament against teams from around the Peace Region.

The Flyers opened the tournament Friday night against the Grande Prairie Knights A Team, who they beat 3-1 with goals from Tyler Sutherland and two from Ben Jackson.

Saturday the Flyers took on Fairview and beat them solidly 5-1, with Jackson opening scoring for Fort St. John in the second period, followed by goals by Naythen Zinck (2), Noah Lang and Chase London.

Also on Saturday, the Flyers played Grande Prairie's B team, who they also beat 4-2. Scoring for the Flyers were Jackson, Zinck, Lang and Devan Minard.

In the tournament final, Fort St. John faced a familiar rival when they were found out they were up against the Sexsmith Vipers. Angry that the Flyers won their home tournament a couple of weeks back, the Vipers came out strong in the final, giving Fort St. John their first challenge of the tournament.

Sexsmith opened scoring in the first period, but Fort St. John's Jackson tied it up in the second to give the Flyers some energy. The Vipers answered with a go-ahead goal to finish the second, which gave them the momentum to dominate the third period. The Vipers would get two more goals in the third and won the game 4-2 despite a goal by Minard.

The Flyers are happy with their second-place result and would like to thank their coaches Todd Lang, Russ London and Andrew McGowan, as well as Beaverlodge for hosting the tournament.

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