The Fairview Flyers are off to the Junior B provincial championships, which kick-off today in St. Paul.
The Flyers advanced after defeating the North Peace Navigators in six games in the North West Junior Hockey League finals, capturing their first league title in franchise history.
“It’s been a lot of hard work and a lot of stuff that went on behind the scenes to put a competitive team on the ice over the last few years, not just this year,” said Lance Wiebe, Flyers Head Coach.
Fairview opens against the Wainwright Bisons at 4:15 p.m. today. As Wiebe went on the explain, a provincial gold would mean so much to their fans.
“A small community that really backs their Flyers hockey team, and everybody buys into it all season long. We have incredible fan support,” he said. “To tack on a provincial championship to a league championship would be fantastic for our players and our fans, our whole community, absolutely.”
Fairview won provincial bronze in 2015.
They’ll also take on the Cochrane Generals Friday evening and the Beaumont Chiefs Saturday, before the medal round begins.