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Flyers Rally Falls Short
The Gander Flyers got off to a great start on Saturday night when the Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts rolled into town. The Flyers jumped out to a 1-0 lead after the first period when Greg Stewart scored on a goal assisted by Ray Dalton and Jordan Morrison.
The Flyers took the 1-0 lead into the dressing room at the end of the first period but the Cataracts showed why they were the best in the league the last few seasons, scoring three unanswered goals in the second period. The first by Cam Fergus came on the power play. The second goal came from Justin Barbour who the Cats had acquired from the Royals in an earlier trade. Collin Circelli scored to make it 3-1 after two period of play.
In the third period, Cam Fergus picked up a short-handed goal at 4:12, a goal that would prove to be the eventual game winner. The Gander Flyers dug deep and brought the score closer when Brett Shute scored on a pass from Darrin Wilkins to make it 4-2 Cataracts. Steve Brazil would bring the Flyers to within a single goal before the Cataracts defense and goalie shutdown the Flyers offensive.
Cam Fergus was the big scorer for the Cataracts, notching 2 goals and adding an assist for a 3-point night. Greg Stewart got a goal and an assist for the Flyers.
Shots on goal were 44-37 in favour of the Cataracts with AJ Whiffen picking up the win. Roger Kennedy was tagged with the loss.
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