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On Saturday, Feb.11, the team travelled to Grande Prairie with only ten skaters healthy enough to play. The game’s opening goal was scored by Grande Prairie, who scored the lone goal of the first period.

The 1-0 lead didn’t last long in the second period, as only 90 seconds in, Elias Thompson scored Fort St. John’s first goal of the weekend, tying the game at 1-1.

With only 60 seconds remaining in the second period, Grande Prairie once again took a one goal lead, which carried over into the final frame. In that third period, Thompson scored his second goal of the game, set up by Gavin Gould, tying the game at 2-2 which was the final score of Saturday’s game.

Sunday, Feb.12, the team travelled to High Prairie for a double-header. The Knights of Columbus’ depleted roster received reinforcements Sunday, as a couple affiliated players joined the team for their two-game-day.

The team’s first game went as smoothly as a hockey game can. The Flyers scored six goals, thanks to two-goal performances from Ricky Bateman and Nolan Logan, with Thompson and Nolan Legace each scoring once for a 6-0 final. Affiliate player Bradley Dixon had a great first game as a call up, earning 3 assists in the game.

Game two was a much closer tilt. Flyers affiliate player Devin Swanson’s point shot opened the scoring in the first, which was the only goal in the opening frame.

High Prairie erased the one goal lead early in the second, but the Flyers regained control after an Emerson Loewen snap shot scored from the point. Loewen’s goal gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead, which lasted all the way until there were just three minutes left in the game.

Unfortunately, the Flyers’ limited bench caught up to them near the end of the third, and High Prairie was able to tie the game at the end of the final frame, resulting in a 2-2 final score.

After their three game weekend, the Knights of Columbus will travel to Dawson Creek this weekend to compete in a tournament, which will be followed by starting their All Peace playoff run and B.C. Provincial championships.

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