Flyers beat Canucks in high scoring affair

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DAWSON CREEK – The Fort St. John Flyers have had a successful start to the North Peace Hockey League season but prior to last night the team had yet to beat the Dawson Creek Canucks in two tries. That came to an end last night as the Flyers came away with a 9-5 win.

The Flyers wasted no time getting the scoring started as they potted their first of the game just 24 seconds in. Dawson Creek responded with two quick ones of their own to temporarily take the lead, but Fort St. John came back with three unanswered goals to lead 4-2 after 20 minutes.

As play resumed the high scoring action continued with three goals in the first 2:32 of the second with Dawson Creek netting two of them. At the end of the frame the Flyers were still out in front however 7-5.

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The Flyers would allow the Canucks to get no closer as scored their final two tallies of the evening in the third to round out the scoring.

Scoring for Fort St. John were Joey Massingham (2), Ryan Carter (2), Adam Horst (2), Rick Cleaver, Jeff Shipton, and John Apsassin.

The Flyers next game will be after the New Year on January 2 in Spirit River.

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