Trio of Flames head to all star game in Mission

Boston Colley, Dale Howell and Jake Holland all named to Tom Shaw division team.

The heart of the Ridge Meadows Flames offence will suit up for the Harold Brittain division in the annual all star-game Monday, Jan. 11 at the Mission Leisure Centre.

Boston Colley, Dale Howell and Jake Holland were all named to the  team that will square off against the best players in the Tom Shaw division.

Holland, the Flames’ leading scorer, has 16 goals and 23 assists in 31 games this year, good for ninth in league scoring.

Howell is second on the team in scoring, with 16 goals and 16 assists in 31 games, while Colley sits third on the team with 16 goals and 12 assists in 29 games.

The host Mission City Outlaws will send seven players to the game, including the league’s top two scores, David McGowan and Bryce Pisiak.

McGowan, with 68 points in 34 games, is closing in on the single-season assist record.  McGowan has 53 assists in 33 games this season. The PJHL record is 64, shared by Brock Currie, who played for Abbotsford in 1998-99, and Bill Smith of Grandview, 2008-09.

Before the trio of Flames head to the all-star game, they are going to look to get back in the win column.

The Flames dropped both their games at the league’s three-day Winter Classic held in Richmond Jan. 1 to 3, giving up 14 goals in the losses.

On Saturday, Jan. 2, Ridge found  itself leading the resurgent Abbotsford Pilots 5-4 with just 10 mintues left in the third period before giving up four goals in eight minutes to lose 8-5.

Nicholas Maydaniuk lead the Flames offence with two goals and an assist. Noland Feguson had a goal and an assist.

On Sunday, Jan. 3, the Flames were mauled 6-3 by the Aldergrove Kodiaks. Holland was in on all three Flames goals, registering two goals and an assist.

• The Flames next home game is Friday, Jan. 8 agains the Abbotsford Pilots. Game time is 7:30 p.m.


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