Flyers hockey team defeats St. Mary’s; extends unbeaten streak to nine games

By STEPHEN GLOVER

The Lindbergh High School ice hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to nine games Saturday night with an impressive 5-1 win over St. Mary’s.

The Flyers notched the win over St. Mary’s despite missing several players from the starting lineup, according to head coach Greg Anderson.

“We were missing a few players due to the holidays, but we played hard throughout most of the game,” Anderson said. “I believe that the depth of our team is what really helped us out against St. Mary’s.”

Lindbergh’s Brian Leslie scored in the first and third periods for his seventh and eighth goals of the season.

“Brian had a productive night,” Anderson said. “He’s a smart player and is a senior that comes to the games prepared and ready to play.”

Junior Matt Leighton recorded his ninth goal of the season in the second period.

“Matt scored a shorthanded goal where we were actually down two men,” the Lindbergh coach said. “He caused the turnover and walked right through their defense and made a nice move on the goalie for the goal.”

Freshman Shawn Leslie scored the Flyers’ third goal of the game in the second period for his third of the season.

Junior Matt Mullersman racked up Lindbergh’s fifth and final goal of the game in the third period for his first goal of the season.

“Matt played really good Saturday night,” Anderson said. “He’s got a good work ethic and was just hanging out in front of the net on that goal.”

The Flyers will return to action at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Kennedy Recreation Complex when they face Seckman.

The Jaguars (9-2) lead the Mid-States Club Hockey Association’s South Division with a 7-1 mark.

“I think that it’s going to be a good game,” Anderson said. “I was able to watch a little of their game and they’re a talented team. I expect them to be a skilled and physical team.”