The Flyers led 2-1 after the first period despite having a significant advantage in shots on goal at 21-7. In the second frame the trend continued but with more goals for Fort St. John. The Flyers added three tallies for a solid 5-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes. The chippiness from the second period carried over into the second period as there was plenty of activity after the whistle. The Flyers domination also carried over as they added another three goals. Grimshaw found the back of the net once with the outcome well in hand.
Head coach Gerard Dicaire said the actions of the Huskies made it a challenge to stay composed however the Flyers kept focused on the task at hand.
“I think a lot of the chippiness carried over from the Thursday game. We went down there with 13 guys and there was a lot of stick work and extra curricular activities. Overall it was a harder game to play but the boys handled it well,” he stated.
He added that while the team doesn’t take pleasure out of running up the score, when the opponent acts like Grimshaw did it makes you feel not to bad about what the score board says.
“You don’t like to run it up too much on a team but they like to celebrate after their second goal with five minutes left. It just makes you giggle. I think it’s good. I like games like that because it brings guys out the competitiveness of it. I’d rather that kind of game than skating around with no hitting like a rec league game,” he said.
Final shots were well in favour of Fort St. John at 50-18. The team will next take on Grande Prairie Athletics at home on Friday night at 8:30 p.m.