Steve Dodge gives us highlights from Week 21 of Quesnel Forestry Hockey League play. Photo submitted

Forestry Hockey League Week 21 highlights: BCS earns first regulation win over Serenity

BCS beats Serenity 3-2 Feb. 20, while Bear defeats Fraser River 6-5

Steve Dodge

Observer Contributor

With the playoffs just around the corner, two Lumber Cup-quality outings are featured, as BCS upends Serenity 3-2 and Bear bounces back with a 6-5 win over Fraser River.

After being absolutely annihilated last week versus Fraser River, BCS played an inspired game against Serenity Feb. 20 and held on for the 3-2 upset.

Spectacular goaltending at both ends featured several rapier and larcenous saves, which kept the scoring low for a change. An end-to-end rush by Matt “The Punisher” Powell opened up the scoring before a lucky bounce off of “Jack” Russel Higdon’s paraphernalia made the score two-zip BCS. A clever goal by Justin “Time” Rasmussen cut the deficit in half, but a howitzer off the stick of Jimmy “The Greek” Sales seemed to put the last nail in the coffin for Serenity.

The Builders did have a glimpse at glory, as Cam “Shaft” Graham scored late, but it was Richard Ward “Off Evil” who preserved BCS’s first win in regulation versus Serenity all season.

The other contest saw Bear try to run away with the game, only to almost gag on a hair ball, as Fraser River fought back in the second half in the 6-5 victory for our furry friends.

Sparking Bear’s early dominance was “Wiley” Wade Price, who opened up the scoring before assisting on his squad’s final trio of goals. Also having fine games were “Oh” Henry Boal and Todd “The Body” Gryschuk, who both notched singletons and combined for three crunchy apples.

Pushing his squad over the hump to victory was Jason “Firecracker” Foreman, who scored his team’s final two markers, as Kyle “Cujo” Anderson made several scintillating saves with the Fraser River ‘tender on the bench for the extra attacker.

Cuing the comeback for the double blue were their Johnson-and-Johnson speed demons of Levon “Young Gun” Johnson and Jason “Junior” Johnson, who combined for three goals and three assists, as well as several bell ringers. Also scoring for Fraser River were two players on opposite ends of the FHL all-time scoring list, as Pat “In the Hat” Beaudry scored his first, and Ian Hannah “Montana” scored his 282nd.

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