Flyers lose 6-1 to the Grande Prairie Athletics
With the series tied up 1-1, Thursday night’s game three shifted back to Grande Prairie, in front of an unusually large crowd at the Coca-Cola Centre.
But, the Flyers played possibly their worst game of the season, allowing the Athletics to take control, and by the end of the 1st it was 2-0 Athletics.
The A’s kept playing hard during the second and doubled their lead by 2 points for a second period score of 4-0 Athletics.
Ryan Bjorklund replaced Chad Vizzutti in the Flyers net to start the third, in a bid by coach Brash to start the team, but it had little effect, as the Flyers looked tired and unfocused. It looked like it was going to be a shutout for the Athletics, but David Alexander managed to get the Flyers on the board late, in the only bright spot in an otherwise long and forgettable night.
The Athletics definitely earned the win, keeping the Flyers to the perimiter all game, and allowing very few goal-scoring opportunities. Grande Prairie went 3/5 on the powerplay, including two goals from Mike Mohr, while the Flyers went 0/8 with the man advantage, including an extended period of two-man advantage late in the second. The Athletics now take a 2-1 lead in the series, with game four on Saturday night, again in Grande Prairie.
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