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The Fort St. John Flyers needed a win over the Powell River Regals to ensure they made it past the round robin stage and they did just that with a 6-2 win. The clubs were tied at two after the opening 20 minutes of play but the Flyers were able to pull away over the final two periods.

After the game head coach Gerard Dicaire said hard work was the key in making sure the Flyers came out on top.

“Just work ethic,” he said. “We talked about it before the game to keep going the way we’ve been going with skating and getting pucks to the net and getting traffic. The boys did it tonight and it worked out well.”

One of the things that stood out for the Flyers was the penalty kill as it has throughout the entire tournament. Despite the success in killing off penalties Dicaire is well aware the trend in going to the box can’t continue.

“Guys are talking and there’s a lot of communication,” he explained. “They’re getting that it’s easier for them if they talk and tell each other where to go. That five on three was a big kill but saying that we’ve got to stay out of the box. We had just about a two minute five on three so that’s something we need to address for the next game.”

The team had Troy Hunt back between the pipes and he made a number of big saves and wasn’t shaken by a soft goal allowed late in the first period.

Scoring in the game for the Flyers was Joey Massingham, Brady Busche, Tyler Loney, Robbie Sidhu, Rick Cleaver, and Brad Fast.

Who the Flyers face next will be determined based on the outcome of tonight’s game between the Fort Nelson Yeti and the Terrace River Kings.

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