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Flyers drop second game of the season in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers lost their second game of the season last night.

The Flyers were on the road for a tilt against the Grande Prairie Athletics, against the Flyers are now 3-and-1 this season. Grande Prairie managed to get on the board first, scoring an even strength and a power play goal in frame number one.

Rick Cleaver got the Flyers back in the mix with a goal just a minute and ten seconds into the second period, assisted by Joey Massingham. However, the Athletics would answer back with another goal less than a minute later to make it 3-1. Fort St. John closed the gap once again in the middle of the period. Cole Calliou made it a 3-2 hockey game for G.P. just before the eight minute mark, assisted by Robbie Sidhu and Dan Pappin. Adam Horst then tied things up forty seconds after Calliou’s goal on a feed from Jeff Shipton and Daylen Pearson. Though Grande Prairie got another goal, Horst scored his second of the night on the power play to keep the game tied at four apiece. Shipton and Cleaver got the assists on Horst’s game-tying goal.

In the third, though the shots were even at 13 per team, three of Grande Prairie’s shots found their way past Travis McLean, who stopped 37 shots last night. The Senior Flyers are back in action on Saturday night at the North Peace Arena, when they host the Dawson Creek Senior Canucks. Puck drop is at 8:30.

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