Flyers extend win streak to four games after close match in Grimshaw

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GRIMSHAW, A.B. — After a sluggish start to the North Peace Hockey League season, the Fort St. John Senior Flyers have now won four straight after a win against the Grimshaw Huskies last night.

Rick Cleaver put the Flyers on the board first halfway through the opening period with a powerplay goal, assisted by Jeff Shipton and Adam Horst. Though the Huskies would even things up at around the 15-minute mark, Cleaver struck back for Fort St. John with another powerplay goal less than a minute later, assisted once again by Shipton and Horst.

In the second, Adam Horst gave the Flyers some insurance just 1:13 into the frame, assisted by Shipton and Reid Campbell. Less than five minutes after that, Jordan Gies gave Fort St. John a 4-1 lead after getting set up by Brendan Giroux and Lien Miller-Jeannotte. After Gies’ goal, Grimshaw made a goaltender change that seemed to fire the home team up. The Huskies would score a pair of goals themselves before the end of the second, making it 4-3 for the Flyers after 40 minutes.

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Travis McLean would stop all 12 shots he faced in the third, while none of the Flyers’ six shots ended up behind the Huskies’ netminder. McLean made a total of 32 saves to backstop the Flyers in the 4-3 victory.

The Flyers are back on the road Saturday night when they travel to High Prairie for a tilt against the Regals. Puck drop is at 8:30 p.m.

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