The weekend match-up will be the third time the Senior Flyers and Canucks will square off this season, with Fort St. John entering the tilt yet to suffer a loss at the hands of their neighbours.
Fort St. John began the season series between the two teams in Dawson Creek back on October 27, defeating the Canucks 5-4 in overtime. The victory became a winning streak on December 22, when the Senior Flyers handed the Canucks their second defeat of the season to Fort St. John, 8-5, also in Dawson Creek.
The Flyers will be looking to complete the trifecta this weekend as Dawson Creek plays in Fort St. John for the first time this season.
The Canucks enter tomorrow’s game having played six more NPHL games than the Senior Flyers, but Fort St. John has played four AAA level hockey games versus the Bentley Generals. The tougher competition should prove beneficial for the Senior Flyers moving forward in their season.
Despite playing at a higher level of hockey, the Senior Flyers will still face a challenging Canucks roster, which has scored an impressive 107 goals in just 15 games played, compared to the Senior Flyers, who have netted 48 goals in nine games.
Luckily, the Flyers defence holds the advantage in the match-up, as Fort St. John has allowed 38 goals against in their nine league games, compared to 89 allowed by Dawson Creek during their 15 game season so far.
Puck drop for tomorrow’s game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.