GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Fort St. John Flyers were down in Grande Prairie on Tuesday night as they took on the Athletics for game one of playoffs.
At 4:38 into the game, the Athletics would score a goal making the score 1-0 over the Flyers.
Then with 5:34 left in the frame, the Flyers would eventually get on the scoreboard as Jordan Gies would send one into the net with assists by Robbie Sidhu and Sam Brennan making the score tied at one apiece.
This tie would not last long, as at 2:00 left in the frame the Athletics would score another goal making the score 2-1 as they headed into the second period.
At 7:02 into period two, the Athletics would add to their lead by shooting another goal on the Flyers making the score 3-1.
Then at 25 seconds left in the frame, the Athletics would score a goal making the score 4-1 over the Flyers.
At 8:51 into the third period, the Athletics would once again extend their lead by sending one into the net making the score 5-1 over the Flyers.
Then at 9:40 into the frame, the Flyers started to make a comeback as Adam Horst would score one with assists by Rick Cleaver and Jeff Shipton making the score 5-2.
The next Flyers goal would follow at 6:23 left in the period as Robbie Sidhu would score a goal with an assist by Brandon Pfeil making the score 5-3.
Then with 4:57 left in the game, Adam Horst would score his second goal of the night with a feed from Sam Brennan and Joey Massingham making the score 5-4 under the Athletics.
Then with 1:50 remaining, the Flyers would pull their goalie in an effort to stay alive but it wasnèt enough as the time would soon expire.
In the end, the Flyers fell 5-4 to the Athletics.
Up next, the Flyers are home Thursday, February 7, as they host the Athletics for game two of the playoffs. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.