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North Peace Hockey League standings coming down to the wire

first_imgWith losses to Falher and Grande Prairie less than two weeks ago the chances of the Fort St. John Senior Flyers finishing other than third in the North Peace Hockey League standings looked iffy at best. Fast forward to today and the Flyers find themselves one point back of both Grande Prairie and Spirit River with all three teams having two games remaining.The situation provides an opportunity for the Flyers to finish first in the league and earn themselves a first round bye in the playoffs if the necessary chips fall into place.“It’s going to be a tight race. We have to win out our last two games here and we need a little help from Falher beating Grande Prairie on Friday,” explained Head Coach Gerard Dicaire. “It will come right down to the end. We found out with Falher beating us that any given night any team can beat another one so it will be interesting to see what happens.”- Advertisement -He added that everyone is aware of the situation in front of them, but is still bothered by the fact that the Flyers would essentially have first place wrapped up if not for a couple of unexpected losses against Falher.“Guys know the situation that we’re in. We’ve talked about it the last Spirit River game on Thursday and then Saturday in Grimshaw. It would be nice to have first place and home ice against the winner of the Falher Manning series. Anybody can beat anybody in this league, it’s just disappointing that we lost those four points against Falher in the new year.”Of the two games remaining, Thursday will be an especially key tilt as the Flyers welcome Spirit River to the North Peace Arena.Advertisement “We’re just looking for a team effort and a full 60 minutes. The boys said that they let up for about eight minutes [last week in Spirit River] there and it cost them so we have to move forward and play a full 60 and see where things fall,” Dicaire said.The game will be the last home game of the regular season for the Flyers. Opening faceoff is slated for 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

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