JDA Kings Honour Edey

December 2, 2012

Saturday night the Grande Prairie JDA Kings hosted the Fairview Flyers and in the process paid tribute to long time community volunteer, Doug Edey. Earlier in the day Edey was announced as the first recipient of the Prairie Path Grande Footprint, a walk of fame Grande Prairie style.

If you’ve been to any event or took in a local hockey game, you’ve probably seen him. You can’t miss him at any Grande Prairie Storm home game but when he’s not at the Crystal Centre he can often be found in the Coke Centre being a big help to the Grande Prairie JDA Kings and the local senior hockey team, the Grande Prairie Athletics.

But hockey isn’t the only thing Doug helps out. In most cases when a big community event is taking place he’s there giving a helping hand. A man who volunteers all his spare time with anything he can, Doug Edey is a perfect example of who should be awarded the honor as the first member of the Prairie Path.

The Grande Prairie JDA Kings would like to say a special congratulations to Doug Edey for all the continued hard work throughout the city and for his continued support of local Grande Prairie Hockey.

Kings Defeat Flyers: After a special ceremonial puck drop to honor Doug Edey there was a game to be played. A week ago the Kings narrowly skated away with a 3 to 2 win, this time it was a little less eventful.

The script stayed pretty much the same from last weeks game in Fairview for the opening 40 minutes. Last week the Kings led 2 to 0 after two and the story was the same in Grande Prairie a week later. Strong goaltending from Flyers goalie CJ Wass kept the hockey club in it but unlike last week Wass wouldn’t be able to hold Grande Prairies shooters at bay for long. Like it has been all season long the third period would once again be the Kings best as the club finished the final frame out scoring the Flyers 4 to 1 enroute to a 6 to 1 win Saturday night.

Newcomer Connor Tetlock continued his strong play registering another 2 points in the teams win. Linemate Lyndin Lewis and captain Devin Bell both added two points as well in the JDA Kings win.

Goal scorers for the Kings were Tetlock, Lewis, Spencer Bowers, Devin Bell, Paul Larocque and the other newcomer Adam Hodge. Khalin Marsolais was the lone scorer for the Flyers.

With the win Grande Prairie moves to 16 and 1 on the season. Next action for Grande Prairie will be this Friday when the hockey club renews rivalries with the North Peace Navigators. The Navs are riding a seven game winning streak and will look to close the gap with Grande Prairie for first place overall.

We will have a game preview later on this week so be sure to stay tuned into grandeprairiejdakings.com

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