Chalk up another win for the Senior Canucks.
In Dawson Creek on Thursday night, the Canucks showed just how much they’ve improved from earlier in the season, with a 7-6 overtime win over the Senior Flyers.
Playing with only 13 skaters, the Flyers were playing catch-up all night long. They overcame a three-goal deficit in the third, but couldn’t close out the game, and Kris Desjarlais scored his second goal of the game in four-on-four overtime, to win it for Dawson Creek.
Dawson Creek took three leads in the first period, and each time, the Flyers knotted the score, leading to a 3-3 tie after 20 minutes. The Senior Canucks struck twice in the second, and it seemed like a goal from Adam Loncan early in the third would clinch the win. But, the Flyers mounted one more comeback, notching three straight even strength goals.
After a fantastic save from Derek Mettauer kept the Flyers alive in the extra frame, Chris Stevens stole the puck from Matt Shuya, and fed Desjarlais for the winner.
The Flyers got goals from Jeff Shipton (2), Matt Shuya, Andrew Derton, Gerard Dicaire, and David Alexander. Dawson Creek’s goals came from Kris Desjarlais (2), Faron Duthie, Jeff Taylor, Chris Stevens (2), and Adam Loncan.
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"We’re getting there" said Flyers Coach Adam Brash after the game. "The guys just need to find a way to get some jump back in their step, and some emotion back in their game, and find a purpose to play."
The Flyers next game is Saturday night, when they host the Hythe Mustangs. Brash says his team may well be short-benched again on Saturday, and says he’s not worried about Mustangs, but rather how his team competes. "I’m not worried about who we play at this point" he said. "I’m more worried about making a pass out of our own end … I’m more worried about the technical parts of the game."