Flyers begin prep for Coy Cup

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers had their first practice last night as they gear up for another Coy Cup appearance. This year’s tournament is being held in Terrace from March 22-26.Head coach Andrew Leriger said despite not knowing the competition well, it doesn’t alter the way the team is going about their practices leading up to the event.“It’s still hockey at the end of the day. We know the teams that are going to be there are going to be pretty solid. We know what Terrace is like. Smithers was actually better in the league than they were this year. We just have to be prepared to work hard,” he said.- Advertisement -If there’s one area that was a struggle for the club during the NPHL regular season and playoffs, it was the penalty kill. That being said the Flyers work while a man down did see gradual improvement as the post season continued.“Looking at the stats at the end of the playoff season I noticed that our penalty killing was moving up the ladder a bit. We struggled against Dawson Creek and the first half against Grimshaw. We worked on it and worked on it and the last four games against Grimshaw we may have had one power play goal scored against us,” Leriger said.The Flyers will enter the tournament as the defending champions after winning their first Coy Cup in Fort Nelson last year.Advertisementlast_img

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