Leading the charge in Wednesday’s offensive outburst were staples in the Flyers roster, as Paul Wiens and Jeff Shipton both had tremendous games, resulting in their names being littered across the score sheet.
Wiens finished the game with a hat-trick and two assists for five points, while Shipton scored once, and dished out three assists for four points. Shipton’s lone goal, the third of the game, proved to be the eventual game winner.
The mid-week game was an exciting one for the fans, as not only did the hometown Flyers have their way with the opposition offensively, but the game had an extremely physical tone, something that will undoubtedly only be intensified in the Friday evening rematch and something embraced by Flyers head coach, Darrel Leahy.
Despite their dominance, one aspect of the game that coach Leahy said his team needs to improve on is their effort coming out of the gate, and setting the physical tone early. He added that once his team implemented that style of play in the second period Wednesday, the game began to turn dramatically in their favour.
With Wednesday’s victory, the Senior Flyers will be searching for their fourth straight win over the Mustangs. Prior to Wednesday’s game, Fort St. John defeated the Mustangs twice this season in Hythe.
Tonight’s game kicks off at 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.