Flyers lose 3-2 to Grande Prairie Athletics

Flyers lose 3-2 in overtime to the Grande Prairie Athletics

The Flyers' winning streak ended at 21 games, after the only team to beat them this season managed to do it one more time.

The Flyers would get the only goal of the first period, when an Ian Munro slapshot went well-wide, but rebounded off the end-boards, and onto the stick of Todd Alexander, who fired it past a hapless David Larson. 

But, the Flyers again seemed unable to find their top gear, playing a lacklustre second period, in which the Athletics' Scott Taje would score the only goal, tying the game 1-1.

Dustin Kersey put Fort St. John back in front, when he fired home a powerplay goal, on a gorgeous feed from Brett Loney.  But late in the frame, G.P. would tie it up, on a Kevin Poston point shot that got around Kip Noble, and into the top corner, past a screened Ryan Bjorklund. 

It didn't take long for the Athetics to win it.  Off the opening face off, the Flyers rushed the puck into the GP zone, but couldn't get the puck deep.  Kip Noble was trapped, as Mark Menzied spotted Rod Bowers all alone in the neutral zone.  Bowers took the pass, and on a breakaway from his own zone, he beat Bjorklund with a snap-shot to the far side, to give GP the win, and a split of the season series. 

Ryan Bjorklund was probably the best Flyer in the game, as the team continued to struggle.  They will gget a chance to return to their scoring ways, when they host the high Prairie Regals on Saturday nnight at the NPA. 

Listen to a highlights package from Thursday's game.  [asset|aid=869|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=3f8dcaf52e6ebde86fcaa751a7ef7510-Flyers Lose 3-2 to Grande Prairie Athletics_1_Pub.mp3]