Chris St-Pierre

For The Community Press

KAPUSKASING – The Kapuskasing Flyers are back to regular season action with a triple-header this weekend after participating in the Peterborough Steve Richey Tournament of Champions last week, in which they went 1 for 4. The boys in blue will once again faceoff with the New Liskeard Cubs and the Timmins Majors.

As far as the numbers go, Kapuskasing has been perfect against both teams all season. What remains to be seen is the impact certain players will have on the Flyers’ performance.

Their blue line has been stellar as of late, most notably due to Ryan Maynard’s offensive prowess. He’s on an eight-game point streak, all the while earning 16 points (5G-11A) in his last 10 outings, contributing to a total of 34% of his team’s goals in that time period.

Rookies Justin Carrière and Kyle Trottier have also had some great nights in the opening weeks of 2019. However, the later of the two has been out as of late with an undisclosed upper-body injury after receiving a violent body check in January 12th’s game against the Sudbury Minor Midget Wolves. It remains to be seen if he’ll rejoin the lineup this weekend or see his return date pushed back further.

The Kapuskasing Flyers look to make a last-ditch effort to take home the regular season honors. The number one North Bay Major Midget Trappers are a game behind, meaning they need to lose an almost impossible six straight games to close out the calendar.

Glen Denney’s squad will launch a two-game series in New Liskeard Friday night as they face the Cubs at 8pm. The following night, both teams come back to the Sports Palace for a 7pm bout. It all ends Sunday afternoon as the Flyers head down the 655 for a 2:30pm meet with the Timmins Majors.