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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Senior Flyers have now lost their third straight game.

The Flyers hosted the Spirit River Rangers last night at the North Peace Arena. Fort St. John outshot Spirit River 19-6 in the first period, but it was Spirit River that would open the scoring late in the first.

The Rangers made it 2-0 just fifty-nine seconds into the second period, and they didn’t look back from there, scoring three more goals in the frame, despite being outshot 20-8 by the Flyers.

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In the third stanza, Spirit River scored another goal to make it 6-0 before the Flyers finally got on the board. Cole Calliou broke netminder Michael Teslak’s shutout eleven and a half minutes into the period on a feed from Daylen Pearson and Brennan Giroux. Giroux himself would score five minutes later, assisted by Calliou and Jake Ebner. That would be all she wrote, as the Flyers fell 6-2.

The Flyers are back on the road for one more game in 2016. The Flyers will be in Valleyview on Saturday night to play the Jets. Earlier this week, the Jets won their first game to break a 35-game losing streak. Though they did take a three-season hiatus from the North Peace Hockey League, the Jets had gone 1,792 days between wins, previously beating High Prairie 8-2 on Groundhog Day 2012.

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