Flyers drop season opening game to Grande Prairie

Head Coach Gerard Dicare says the team was down a few players for the game and started off slow, however managed to play well in the final two periods even though they fell short.

“We ended up going down there with a little bit of a short bench we were missing a couple of key guys,” he says. “We started out pretty slow, then the last 40 minutes we picked it up a little bit and just fell short at the end with the empty net goal.

Despite the loss, one of the things Dicare was pleased with was how the team did on the penalty kill. He acknowledges the team has to avoid penalties, but was satisfied the team was able to do what was needed when they were a man down.

“Our penalty kill, not so much us taking penalties I think we took eight minor penalties, but our penalty kill did really well,” he explains. “We played really aggressive on it. I believe we didn’t allow a powerplay goal so that was a positive.”

Scoring for the Flyers were Robbie Sidhu, and Trevor Fitzgerald, and the assists went to Bryan Lewis, Robbie Sidhu, Trevor Fitzgerald, and Wes Reusse. Next the Flyers welcome the Dawson Creek Canucks to Fort St. John for their home opener at North Peace Arena. The game starts at 8:30 p.m.