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Flyers take four of six points on weekend

By Kevin Anderson, The Northern Times

 The Kapuskasing Eastview Chev RV Flyers took four of a possible six points during this past weekend’s home stand against the Soo Greyhounds major midget squad.

 

Friday night, the Flyers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in what would eventually be a 6-3 win.
 
Scoring data from the game was unavailable as of press time.
 
“The game was more even than the score,” said Flyers coach Glen Denney. “We just buried our opportunities. We got some solid goaltending and we managed to capitalize.”
 
Saturday would see the Flyers come out of the gate quickly, taking a 3-1 lead after one period and continuing to score at a torrid pace for the rest of the game in a 7-3 win.
 
Ryan Maynard and Alexandre Blais both had a pair of goals in the effort, with Jaden Chouinard 21 saves on 24 shots to earn the win between the pipes.
 
“We played a really complete two periods. In the third we tried to just control the game and play a little more defensively,” said Denney. “We moved the puck pretty well, but we still need to learn to do it at a quicker pace.”
 
Sunday, the Flyers would see their fortunes change, as this time it was the Soo that came out with a physically aggressive strategy, which would pay dividends to the tune of a 6-2 road win.
 
“It was a physical game and that’s not who we are,” said Denney. “We allowed ourselves to slip into playing their game and the outcome was the outcome.
 
“The other thing that hurt us was our inability to finish. We outshot them 45-19. You’ve got to win those games. When you get 45 shots, you’ve got to put some pucks in the net. We were in the right areas to capitalize, but it comes down to execution. If you want to play at the highest level, it’s all about execution.”
 
Martin Poisson and Alexandre Blais scored once each in the Flyers loss.
 
Next up for the Kap club is a road trip to New Liskeard for a one-off game against the Cubs on Friday night.
 
“We came out with a strong game the last time we played there but this time both teams know what to expect from the other. I expect a much closer game,” said Denney. “It comes down to the same thing. We have to execute and we have to play the game much faster and make quicker decisions.”
 


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