One of several dust ups during Saturday night’s game.
by Stephen Dafoe
Saturday night’s home-ice contest with the Stony Plain Flyers was not much of a contest for the Morinville Jets. The Junior B club took the flyers down 7-1 in a game that did not see the Flyers score until three minutes into the final frame.
Leading the Flyers 2-0 after the opening frame, the Jets closed the second period with a 6-0 lead, their final goal scored shorthanded with a minute left on the clock. Though the Flyers answered back three minutes into the final period, it would be their only goal of the frame. The Jets added another to their tally to end the contest 7-1.
Saturday night’s win brings the Jets to a 14-5-1 record 20 games into their 38-game season and puts three points between the Jets and the Flyers, now sitting in third and fourth place in the Capital Junior Hockey League’s West Division.
The Jets skate the path to Christmas break with six games, evenly split between home and road games. The Jets hit the Londonderry Arena for an 8 p.m. game Friday night against the Red Wings, then head home Sunday night for a 6:45 p.m. game against the Beverly Warriors.