Flyers get second win of season against Senior Canucks

Fort St John Flyer's Goalie Travis McLean gets help keeping the puck out of the net during the Flyers' 6-3 win in Dawson Creek on November 29th. File photo by Bob Lagasse

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers were in Dawson Creek last night for a tilt against the Senior Canucks.

Adam Horst kicked things off for the Flyers just over two and a half minutes in, assisted by Jeff Shipton and Rick Cleaver. After Dawson Creek answered back two minutes later with a power play goal, Robbie Sidhu scored with the man advantage to regain the lead for Fort St. John. Daylen Pearson and Joey Massingham had the passes to Sidhu on that tally. Horst scored again late in the stanza with a shorthanded goal to add some insurance for Fort St. John assisted by Shipton.

Rick Cleaver had the lone goal in the second frame, scoring on the power play assisted by Brody Busche and Austin Braid to bump Fort St. John’s lead to 4-1.

In the third period, Horst scored a minute and a half in to complete the hat-trick assisted by Cleaver and Busche. Cleaver added his second of the game two minutes later to make it 6-1 in favour of the Flyers. Though Dawson Creek would rally with a pair of late third period goals, the Flyers held on for the 6-3 victory. Travis McLean stopped a total of 39 shots in the game, out of the 42 that he faced to help the Flyers to a 2016-2017 NPHL season record of 8-1-0.

The Flyers are back on home ice on Thursday night for a game against the Grande Prairie Athletics. The puck drops at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m.