Canucks even up series with Flyers after OT win

first_imgThe clubs will have a quick turnaround as game three goes tonight at the North Peace Arena at 8:30 p.m. DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Those in attendance at the Memorial Arena in Dawson Creek were treated to a beauty of hockey game last night between the Fort St. John Flyers and Dawson Creek Canucks. The game had a solid pace throughout that saw the Canucks jump out to a 3-0 lead only to have the Flyers tie the game on two occasions in the third period on the way to overtime.After tying the game at three the Canucks took the lead again with 7:59 left in regulation but the Flyers kept skating and knotted the game at four after Joey Massingham found the back of the net off of a rebound.The Flyers controlled the bulk of the overtime period but could not solve Canucks goalie JB Agar in extra time as he made a number of big time saves to preserve the tie.- Advertisement -Just past the midway point of overtime a shot by the Canucks went through a couple of deflections beating Flyers goalie Troy Hunt to wrap up the game 5-4 and even the best of five series at a game a piece.Flyers head coach Andrew Leriger said despite his team fighting back in the third he wasn’t impressed with the overall execution of his club, believing that if they played to their full ability all game things would not have went to overtime.“The biggest thing I said to the team was that Dawson didn’t change their game. We changed ours. We didn’t bring it the way we did on Tuesday so it’s all on us. When they decided to play we made it a game and we go into overtime. Anybody knows in overtime anybody can get the winner but it never should have gotten to that point is my biggest problem,” he saidAdvertisement A lack of effort was the main thing bothering Leriger, comparing the outing to some of the contests the team played in back in October.“The difference was I think they played so well on Tuesday, they did everything right, maybe they thought it was going to happen again and not put the effort in. Tonight looked like it was the start of the season. We fought the puck, passes missing and bouncing off their sticks. It didn’t seem like we were in game two of the playoffs,” he said.Scoring for the Flyers were Tyler Loney, Robbie Sidhu, Josh Bruha, and Joey Massingham.Shots were 43-36 in favour of Dawson Creek.Advertisementlast_img

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