UPDATE: Flyers President Paul Van Nostrand says that Thursday night’s game was cancelled by the league due to freezing rain that had fallen across the Peace Region, making roads incredibly icy. The game has been rescheduled to take place at the North Peace Arena on Tuesday, January 24th, at 8:30 p.m.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Flyers have got a tough battle ahead of them on Thursday night.
The Flyers will be hosting the Spirit River Rangers at the North Peace Arena, the fifth meeting between the two teams this season. Fort St. John is 3-and-1 against the Rangers so far this season. They beat Spirit River by a convincing 7-4 win on the road in the team’s second game of the season on November 3rd. The second contest at the North Peace Arena on November 24th was a much closer affair, as the two teams battled to a 4-4 draw after 65 minutes of hockey. The two opponents ended up needing to go to the fourteenth round of the shootout, where Brady Busche managed to seal the deal for the home team. The team’s only loss to Spirit River this season was by the score of 6-2 in Fort St. John on December 15th. The Flyers bounced back to double up the Rangers 6-3 on the road on January 5th.
The puck drops in Fort St. John on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Elsewhere around the NPHL, the Falher Pirates are hosting the Valleyview Jets, while the Athletics are hosting the Senior Canucks.