Senior Flyers win home opener in overtime

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It was a strong start for the hometown Flyers, as returning member Girard DiCaire opened the scoring in the first, providing a 1-0 Flyers lead.

However, a Flyers penalty led to a Canucks power-play marker, tying the scores at 1-1.

The first period concluded with the Flyers leading 2-1, after Luke Middleton scored for Fort St. John to retake the lead.

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Just under five minutes into the second, Mike Lalonde, who had a hat-trick Thursday evening in Hythe, scored to double the Flyers’ lead, with the scoreboard reading 3-1 in favour of Fort St. John.

The hometown Flyers added another goal to that lead at 9:30 in the second, wrapping up the second frame with Fort St. John leading 4-1.

Just when fans thought the game was over, the third period began and proved very differently.

The Flyers allowed three unanswered Dawson Creek goals in the final period, wrapping regulation up tied a 4-4 and sending the game into overtime.

It was a big night for Canucks Forward Chris Stevens, who scored one goal and chipped in with three assists, as he was involved in every Canucks goal.

Overtime didn’t last long, as Flyers forward Mike Lalonde once again showed his offensive capabilities, scoring 10 seconds into the extra period, with the game-winning-assist going to Todd Alexander, winning a home-opening barn-burner 5-4, out-shooting Dawson Creek 37-22.

Following his two-goal night Friday, Lalonde has now scored five goals in two games for the Senior Flyers.

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With the win, the Flyers now improve to 3-0-0-0 on the season, and will next play a double-header in Bentley against the Generals on November 10 and 11.

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