It was a game the Fort St. John Senior Flyers likely needed to win to have a shot at catching the Spirit River Rangers or the Grande Prairie Athletics in the North Peace Hockey League standings leading up to the playoffs but unfortunately for the Flyers that did not happen. The team was in Grande Prairie last night for a game against the Athletics, and while they played hard the Flyers lost 1-0.
1-0 games are a rarity in senior hockey but head coach Gerard Dicaire said the team had nothing to hang their heads about despite the defeat.
“It was a good game. The boys put in a hell of an effort. Grande Prairie played well; we played well defensively. Troy [Hunt] played outstanding. Our penalty kill was really good. We just couldn’t find the back of the net.”
After the game was finished there wasn’t a whole lot for Dicaire to say after the game to the players as they played hard but had no puck luck in the contest.
“After last night’s game it was a little different than that Falher game. I told them they put in a good effort and there wasn’t much else they could do,” Dicaire explained. “They killed off a lot of penalties and went to the net hard. We hit two crossbars in the first and had a couple of jam plays where the puck sat on the line and just wouldn’t go for us. There wasn’t a whole lot to say. We just came up short.”
Troy Hunt stopped 39 of 40 shots in the game.
Next for the Flyers is a home game tomorrow evening against Grimshaw at 8:30.