Hythe opened the scoring four minutes into the first period, but the Flyers would score twice in the final eight minutes to take a 2-1 lead the the dressing room after 20 minutes.
As the second period got underway the Flyers added to their lead with a power play goal and a short handed goal to lead 4-1, but the Mustangs added a marker before time expired in the frame.
In the final period the Flyers and Mustangs traded goals in the first 10 minutes, but Adam Horst rounded out the scoring on a nicely executed three on one rush short handed to make the score 6-3.
Head Coach Gerard Dicare says that getting the win is nice but the lack of consistency needs to be figured out before the post season.
“Like we talked about on Wednesday it’s a matter of finding a level of consistency that we can live with and that’s not it. It’s a learning process so we have a month to figure it out before we start playoffs.” He says.
Dicare concedes that it’s the games against the lesser teams in the North Peace Hockey League that concern him the most as players can take things for granted and not play they way that they should.
“It’s difficult, it is. I said that to Troy Hunt before we went out and I just told him these are the games that scare me because guys get thinking about points and thinking it’s going to be easy. We played so good on Wednesday and then come out tonight and play about eight good minutes of hockey.”
The win put the Flyers in first place in the West Division ahead of the Grande Prairie Athletics. Dicare says that while home ice advantage in the playoffs is nice he feels his team plays better on the road.
“G.P. has three games in hand on us so as long as we keep beating them along the way and we get a little help from Spirit River and Dawson on the same path we’ll be okay,” he states. “Either way home ice is home ice but I’d rather play on the road we seem to have more solid games on the road.”
Next for the Senior Flyers is a game on the road tonight against High Prairie at 8:30 p.m.