Flyers Dominate Power Play

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Updated: November 2, 2014

The Gander Flyers sent a message to the Central West Newfoundland Senior Hockey League with a 5-2 victory over the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts in their opening game.  The Flyers Ray Dalton scored twice, while his teammates Pat O’Keefe, Josh Day and Jordan Escott all added singles in the victory.

With the score knotted at 2-2, the Cataracts found themselves in penalty trouble as the Flyers went on a 4-minute power play.  Dalton scored the go-ahead goal on a nifty play setup by Mattheson and Escott.  The Flyers later found themselves with a 2-man advantage and capitalized as Josh Day scored to make it 4-2.  Escott rounded out the scoring in the third period to put the Flyers up 5-2.

Both teams at times showed signs of rust after a lengthy off-season.  However as the game progressed, the players found their stride and the fans were entertained by a great performance by both teams.  The Flyers defended an early onslaught by the Cataracts and kept themselves in the game before dominating the power play in the third period.

Those in attendance indicated that the Gander Flyers have definitely improved this season, especially in their defense.  The Flyers defense was able to keep the lane clear and force the Cataracts to take shots from the outside.

Play resumes today at 1:30 in Grand Falls-Windsor.  You can follow the updates on Newfoundland Hockey Talk’s discussion Forum.

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