Birthday Surprise for Uncle Robbie

Earlier today, my mom had a great idea when we were volunteering at the food bank. She said that it was Uncle Robbie’s birthday today, and that we should get some timbits at Tim Hortons so he could share them with his staff. He teaches at the Frank Hurt high school in Surrey, and he unfortunately couldn’t get the day off. When we arrived at the school, he was in the aboriginal room. We were tired of helping people, so we ate the timbits and watched him do the dishes to prepare for the arrival of some SFU students… just kidding. We helped with the dishes, and when we were done one of his students showed us an eagle feather and special shell that he found in Haida Gwaii on a two week stay! It was really interesting. Uncle Robby is really outgoing, so he introduced us to everyone he saw. We only stayed for a short time, but it was nice to surprise him and wish him a happy birthday.

P.S. If you’re reading this, Uncle Robby, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Thanks a lot,

Joshua Jeffery Davis Caleb Clarke

Surrey Flyers vs. Coquitlam Chiefs

The Surrey Flyers unfortunately couldn’t close off a great tournament with a gold medal Sunday afternoon. The Flyers, having cruised through the round robin with a 3-0 record, were caught off guard when the Coquitlam Chiefs, their golden opponents, proved to be a very strong team. Despite Ishaan’s goal early in the game for the Flyers (assisted by Sartag), Coquitlam penetrated Surrey’s forwards and defence again and again, leaving the Flyers behind 4-1 after the 1st. Early in the second, Ishaan buried his second of the game, assisted by Jordan and David. The Flyers now had a spark of hope, behind 4-2. After that, there was no doubt who the winning team would eventually be. The Coquitlam Chiefs scored 4 goals in a span of 5 minutes and 54 seconds to push the Flyers farther down 8-2, and the running time began (because there was a 6 goal difference in the score). Coquitlam added a 9th, too, in the 3rd period. Later in the 3rd, Jordan, M.K. and Josh combined for a nice goal, but the win was still so far out of reach.  They should be proud of their efforts throughout the tournament and the silver medal, but Coquitlam proved to be the better team on the day,  the Flyers losing in style, 9-3.

I hereby declare Wade Kirk of the Surrey Flyers the MVG (Most Valuable Goalie) of the tournament for his outstanding and consistent play.


Joshie Bear

Surrey Flyers vs. Sunshine Coast Blues (Flyers’ 3rd round robin game)

All the Surrey Flyers needed Saturday afternoon was a win against Sunshine Coast to secure a berth in the gold medal game. Govind struck first for the Flyers, just 8:28 into the 1st period. M.K. and Josh got credited with the assists. No one scored after that until M.K. found the back of the net early in the second period, Sartag and Josh picking up the assists. But just under 2 minutes later, Sunshine Coast scored to make it a much closer 2-1 game. Later in the 2nd, Ishaan scored, the goal assisted by Harsh and Kabir. Less than 2 minutes into the 3rd, Sunshine Coast again cut the lead, this time to 3-2. The Flyers kept fighting though, because Chris potted one with assists to Josh and M.K. just 24 seconds later. Govind then made it 5-2 with 7:14 to go in the game. The Flyers stayed in control until the final minute, when the Sunshine Coast Blues scored twice in 13 seconds in a nail biter finish that ended the game closer than the Flyers would have preferred it. They hung on, nevertheless, for the much needed 5-4 win, and a berth in the GOLD MEDAL GAME! Wade made a couple of highlight reel saves again, and was also a huge part in helping the Flyers to the GOLD MEDAL GAME!

MVP: M.K., for his outstanding 3 point night and all around offensive production.


Joshie Bear

Surrey Flyers vs. Cloverdale C2, (Flyers’ 2nd round robin game)

The Surrey Flyers looked to improve their round robin record to 2-0 early Saturday morning against Cloverdale C2. The game began quickly, Cloverdale scoring just over 2 minutes in. That brought the Flyers players back to the reality that they had to work hard every game in order to win. After the first Cloverdale goal, the Flyers started picking up the pace, getting some great looks at the net. The only thing stopping them was the Cloverdale goalie Ty Goto (Josh’s former ball hockey teammate), who was as solid as a brick wall throughout the entire game. Cloverdale led 1-0 after the 1st.

The second period was where the Flyers broke through. They scored 4 goals in under 12 minutes, (Daniel, Kabir, Josh, David). The goals featured 7 assists, by six different players (David, Jordan, Sartag, Ishaan, M.K., Jordan, Armaan). Both goalies played amazing, Wade carrying the Flyers to their second straight win and keeping his tournament Goals Against Average at a healthy 0.50. The Flyers ended up taking the game by a score of 4-1.

MVP: Daniel, for his amazing snipe from the top of the circle, and his solid defensive play.

P.S. The Flyers have one more round robin match before the playoff game. They can guarantee a spot in the gold medal game with a win against Sunshine Coast this afternoon.


Joshie Bear

Surrey Flyers vs. Whistler Winter Hawks, (Flyers’ 1st round robin game)

The Surrey Flyers came into the Sunshine Coast Winter Classic tournament with high expectations Friday night. They knew a strong start compared to a weak start could cost you mentally and scoreboardically. They came out of the gate looking like a whole new team. Passing was right on the tape, we were shooting well, but the coaches are still emphasizing the need to back check (specifically for the forwards).

Jordan got the Flyers going by scoring a nifty goal under 3 minutes into the 1st period, which remained the only goal until early in the second period, when Josh scored a goal in front of the net assisted by Govind and M.K., his two all star line mates. Just under 6 minutes later, Govind buried a shot assisted by Josh and Daniel. Govind potted his second of the night to seal the deal in the 3rd period, again assisted by Josh and Daniel. The game was fairly clean. No penalties were called, and none should have obviously been called. With help from our goalie Wade who shut out Whistler completely, the Flyers cruised to a 4-0 tournament round robin opener.

MVP of the game: Govind Sanghera, for his outstanding play and 3 point night.


Proud Flyers player Joshua Clarke


Upcoming Hockey Tournament

This weekend, from Friday to Sunday, the Surrey Peewee Flyers are taking a road trip to Sechelt, on the Sunshine Coast. I am taking a ferry there with my awesome mom, and we are staying in a suite! For their first game, the Flyers will face the Whistler Winter Hawks. Honestly, we have no clue how strong Whistler’s teams are, so we have to give it our complete all. We have two games on Saturday, one against Cloverdale C2. We have experience against Cloverdale teams, and I think we shouldn’t have any problem with them as long as we bring our A-game. The second game on Saturday is against the Sunshine Coast Blues, who, like the Whistler team, we have no experience against. If and who we play against on Sunday depends on how we do in the first three games. GO FLYERS GO!


Joshua Clarke

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