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Pirates clip senior Flyers

Head coach sees more positives than negatives as club works through winless streak
Senior Flyers forward Adam Horst waits for a pass while setting up in the slot against the Falher Pirates Nov. 12, 2022.

Although they out shot their opponent 43-32, the Fort St. John senior Flyers were doubled 6-3 by the Falher Pirates Saturday night.

Gary Loewen had two goals while Cayle Bell added the other for the Flyers, who fell to 1-3 on the season.

“We need to keep working,” said head coach Andrew Leriger.

“I did see a lot of positives. We battled back, tied it up 3-3, but made some mental errors. Like I said to the boys, they had two power play goals and a short-handed one...there's the three extras.”

“We really need to get away from these simple mental mistakes that are costing us goals.”

Leriger believes, however, there's been improvement in his team's play.

“The guys are working harder. They're working better as a unit. I see a lot more positives than negatives.”

The Flyers will enjoy a bye weekend next Friday and Saturday before meeting the very same Pirates in Falher Nov. 25.

They're back home a night later, on the 26th, against the Grande Prairie Athletics.

Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.

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