Flyers soar past Sharks

Physiotherapist Paul Saunders was revved up for the Interior Hockey League playoffs after going hard in the weekend Vernon Doctors Tournament.

The power winger, blessed with matinee-idol looks and soft hands, scored the winner with 4:14 remaining as the Westwood Cabinets Flyers edged the Aquatico Bay Bar & Grill Sharks 3-2 Wednesday night at Wesbild Centre.

Logan Massie, who finished with three assists, and Rich Hoglund set up the winning goal. Matt Glinsbockel scored twice for the Flyers, who got a 21-save showing from Rocky Spinks.

Vernon Miskosky and Mike Fochler replied for the Sharks, who got 30 stops from Jordan Vallance.

The third-place Flyers will now meet the second-place Re/Max Rangers Sunday night (8:30) at Wesbild.

Logan Stockley supplied 3+1 as the Godard Excavating Predators stayed alive in the double-elimination format by stuffing the last-place Maroons 8-1 Wednesday night at Wesbild.

James O’Reilly counted 2+2, while Danny Stein also scored twice for the Preds, who got a single from Keith Godard. Curtis Gobbett had four helpers, while Kenny Johnstone, Trevor Abel and Ryan Black each earned two.

Aaron Luprypa answered for the Maroons.