The Dawson Creek Senior Canucks were handed their second loss of the season Thursday night at home, as they fell to the Fort St. John Flyers 7-4.
“It was a week off for us, and I’m not making any excuses by any means, but you can tell in the first period we started sluggish and got behind the eight ball, and just weren’t ready to go. We tried to battle back late, but ultimately it was too late,” says captain Jeff Taylor.
By the second intermission, the Canucks were down 5-1, with the only bright spot Collin Mathieson’s goal midway through the first from Ryan Friesen.
In the third, the C’s showed signs of life, with Friesen, Kevin Hope, and Brett Norman each potting goals, but with FSJ scoring two of their own, it was too little, too late.
They won’t have long to dwell on the loss, however. They return to action on home ice Saturday against High Prairie, who are 0-9-2 on the season.
“We have to be ready to go, I think that’s the main thing is playing a full 60 minutes. I think we’ve proven to ourselves that if we play a full 60 minutes on any given night, we’re usually successful,” says Taylor.
Puck drop is 8:30 pm at Memorial Arena.