Canucks Fail to Clinch Lawrence Cup

Chris Clegg Writer

Travis McLean made 32 saves to record the shutout and Josh Bennett scored his first goal of the season to lead the hometown Fort St. John Flyers to a 5-0 win over the Dawson Creek Canucks Wednesday night.
DC had a chance to clinch the Lawrence Cup, given to the team which places first overall each season. DC can still clinch with a Falher loss at home against High Prairie tonight [Thursday] or by earning a point in their final game of the season against FAL Saturday.

But the defending NPHL champs sent a message they will not give up their title easily. FSJ led 2-0 after one period on goals from Bennett and Reid Campbell.
In the second period, Brandon Pfeil made it 3-0, then Joey Massingham’s power play goal made it 4-0.
Rick Cleaver’s power play goal rounded out the scoring in the third.
DC’s top-ranked power play was scoreless in four chances, including an extended two-man advantage in the second period when FSJ led 3-0.
The season series concluded with DC winning four of six games.
FSJ has now recorded back-to-back shutouts having blanked the Manning Comets 12-0 Jan. 25

Canucks 0 at Flyers 5
Wed., Jan. 30

First period
1. FSJ, Josh Bennett 1 (Reid Campbell) 6:46
2. FSJ, Reid Campbell 10 (Jeff Shipton, Rick Cleaver) 10:01
Penalty: Brett Norman DC (slashing) 16:24.
Second period
3. FSJ, Brandon Pfeil 8 (Jeff Shipton, Rick Cleaver) 00:38
4. FSJ, Joey Massingham 14 (Rick Cleaver, Reid Campbell) 8:41 (pp)
Penalties: Rylan Sideroff FSJ (tripping) and Joey Massingham FSJ (high-sticking double minor) 3:24, John Wayne Howes DC (hooking) 6:11, Matt Schmermund DC (hooking) 8:00, Jeff Taylor DC and Josh Bennett FSJ (fighting majors, game misconducts) 8:47, Scott Fisher DC (kneeing) 9:40, Ryan Forbes FSJ (roughing) 14:53.
Third period
5. FSJ, Rick Cleaver 16 (Robbie Sidhu, James Walsh) 4:39 (pp)
Penalties: John Wayne Howes DC (roughing) 1:31, Joey Massingham FSJ (checking from behind, game misconduct) 2:24, Spencer Gover DC (roughing) 3:22, John Wayne Howes DC (unsportsmanlike) and Brandon Pfeil FSJ (roughing) 3:37.
Shots on goal:

Dawson Creek	 9	11	12	-32
Fort St. John 13 10 9 -32

Goaltenders: Canucks, Josh Round; Flyers, Travis McLean.
Power Plays: DC 0-4; FSJ 2-6.
Penalties in Minutes: DC 29; FSJ 37.