Senior Flyers end 2012 on a winning note

The Flyers came out strong in the first period, scoring three goals off the sticks of Jeff Fast, Jeff Shipton and Brian Lewis on the power play. There was a lot of back and forth action in the second, as the Canucks outscored the Flyers 4-3 to end the middle frame 6-4 for Fort St. John. The Dawson Creek charge was led by Jason Higson, who ended the game with four goals.

The Flyers scored twice in the third to go up by four points, but a late goal by Higson made things interesting.  Fort St. John held the opposition off for the final two minutes, despite giving up a late power play, and left the ice with the win.
 
Goaltender Troy Hunt got the win in net for the Flyers, while Luke Middleton and Jeff Shipton each had two goal games. The team has now passed the Hythe Mustangs in the standings, and sit in fourth place in the NPHL West Division.
 
Next up for the Senior Flyers is a two-game homestand on January 5 and 6 at the North Peace Arena versus the Bentley Generals. Saturday's game will begin at 8 p.m. while Sunday's puck will drop at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Ernie's Sports Experts and are $12 per game or $20 for a two game package.
 
 

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Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.