FLYERS HOST "DO-OR-DIE" PLAYOFF GAME TONIGHT, SATURDAY FEBRUARY25TH
The Kelly Ford Gander Flyers have their backs to the wall for tonight's second game of the CWSHL semi-finals set for the Steele Community Centre in Gander, game start at 7:30pm.
Notwithstanding the urgency of tonight's contest, the Flyers are confident they will live "to fight another day" following an 'edge of your seat' 6 to 5 loss to the Bous in Clarenville last night, in the opener of the best two out of three semi-finals.
Both teams had full rosters for the Saturday night's game - other than the absence of long-time Clarenville starting goalie, Jason Churchill...Tyler Whiffen,(who has played almost 40% of this season's games), earned the victory for the Bous.
Top goal scorers in the exciting tilt were Brandon Hynes of the Flyers with four goals and Ryan Derossiers of the Bous with three goals.
At tonight's home game the Flyers will be retiring the jersey of Flyers local 'great', and NL Hockey Hall of Famer, Ed Philpott. The pre-game buzz has indications of a big playoff crowd for the pivotal game!.