The Senior Flyers are getting more competition than they bargained for.
Last night, the Flyers dropped their second straight game to the Mustangs, losing 9-7 in Hythe.
Like last weekend, the Flyers jumped out to an early lead, but the Mustangs outscored the Flyers 5-1 in the third period to complete another comeback win.
Fort St. John led 2-0 after 20 minutes of play, courtesy of goals from Andrew Derton and Adam Horst.
A wild second period saw each team net four goals, including Flyers goals from Adam Horst (his second), Ian Munro, Brett Loney, and Nathan Waberski. Hythe answered with goals from Bob Balderson, Rocky Collins, Ryan Lizotte, and Jay Christie.
The Mustangs found another gear in the third period, firing five goals past Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt. Marty Jones, Kyle Chapple, Dayne Baker, Cole Walker, and Trevor Mazurek found the back of the net, while Todd Alexander had the lone goal of the third for Fort St. John.
"I think it’s a lack of intensity" Flyers GM Rob Larson said on Friday. "We dominated the game for 35 minutes, and then just stopped playing our game, and let them back into it." Unlike on Saturday, when penalty trouble in the second period sparked the Hythe comeback, the Flyers allowed the Mustangs to come-back while playing even strength. "Turnovers on the blue line, and stuff like that" Larson said were the problems for his team on Thursday.
"It’s unacceptable" Larson said, "playing against a team that’s below our caliber, but we play to their level and give them an opportunity to walk right back in it."
The Flyers outshot Hythe 52-36, with Darren Walker posting his second straight win over the Flyers.
The game’s only fight saw Donny Lloyd take on Cole Walker in the final minutes.
The Flyers’ next game is December 5th in Dawson Creek.
Larson also confirmed on Friday that the Flyers will host Augustana College for a pair of exhibition games in Fort St. John, on January 2nd and 3rd.
The Flyers also host a charity poker tournament on Saturday night at Chances. Anyone who hasn’t registered for the event can still secure a spot by dropping by Chances Casino, or by calling 793-0272.