The Flyers opened the scoring with 13 minutes left in the first period, but the Rangers got the tying goal with 1:02 left in the frame.
The Rangers carried that momentum into the second period as they took a 2-1 lead, but the Flyers battled back to tie things up once again with 6:39 to go.
The Flyers struggled to get much going in the third, and they paid for it in the end as the Rangers got the game winning goal with 2:48 left in regulation time
Head Coach Gerard Dicaire says the game was lacklustre for both clubs and he was disappointed to have the game decided in the final minutes.
“For the most part it was a pretty relaxed game. There wasn’t much urgency for either side. They had 14 guys and we had 15 guys and it just seemed like everyone was tired,” he says. “There wasn’t much energy out on the ice. Overall it wasn’t a great performance by either team.”
Dicaire says the team needs to focus on playing defensively down the stretch in games to put an end to continuously giving up goals at bad moments in the game.
“They scored with 2:38 remaining to go up 3-2 and we couldn’t get that last one back. It seems to be a reoccurring theme that we let teams score in the last two minutes of a period or a game,” he explains. “We need to learn to play defensively in those aspects of the game in the last two minutes of periods.”
The scorers for the Flyers were Jeff Fast and Matt Shuya. Assists went to Payden Wongstedt and Brady Busche.
The Senior Flyers will have a chance for a measure of revenge tonight as they take on SpiritRiver once again, this time on the road at 8:30 p.m.