Steve Dodge, Observer contributor. (Observer File Photo)

Forestry Hockey League: BCS reclaims top spot

BCS rolls over Bear 5-1, while Serenity snaps losing streak with a 4-3 win over Fraser River

Steve Dodge

Observer Contributor

With most of the league dreaming of wearing flip-flops, that’s exactly what BCS and Bear have been doing at the top of the FHL standings, with BCS’s 5-1 victory catapulting them over Bear once again.

The short-staffed Bear bunch actually had a lead in the contest, as Colin “Clutch” Keis was all over a juicy rebound after a flurry of activity in the BCS zone. That was all she wrote in the way of offense for Bear, as they were lucky to be down only one at the half after Jim “Soupy” Sales went bar down and Cam “Shaft” Graham went end to end to grab the lead.

Several scintillating saves by Jason “Firecracker” Forman kept the game close, but with the shots nearing 50, BCS finally found a crack in his armour. Goals in consecutive games for “The Great” Nate Strand and Derek “Bye Bye” Burdekin salted the game away before Don “Silky” Sankey put a bow on a terrific game as his one-timer from the slot gave him a four-point morning.

With Serenity leaking antifreeze, oil and lugnuts since the New Year, it was about time they pulled into the Fraser River garage for a much-needed service. Their 4-3 victory over Fraser River was well worth the cost of the early-bird special, as nobody wants to lose five games in a row.

Continuing to fit right in with the Builders was Josh “Jack” Daniels, whose second goal of the game proved to be the winner. Also having a big game for Serenity was Brad “Good” Neighbour, who dished out a trio of apples as Wade Price “Is right” and Darby “Dangle” Madill scored singletons.

Putting up a good fight in a losing cause was Rob “Sparky” Couturier, who scored his first goal in six games, while Richard “Curious” George notched his first tally in 56 regular-season contests.

READ MORE: Forestry Hockey League: Bear uses a secret weapon in a 4-3 shootout victory over Fraser River

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