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Feature Article - October 12, 2006

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Feature Article - October 12, 2006

Flyers lose a close one

by Tammy MacDonald

The Frontenac Flyers traveled to Napanee on Tuesday night, October 3, to take on the league’s defending champions, the Napanee Raiders, at the Strathcona Paper Centre.

The Flyers scored the first goal of the game at 10:35 on a penalty shot taken by Jason Dasilva, who recorded his second goal of the regular season. Napanee would tie the game later in the period with a powerplay goal and then would get the go ahead goal with 1:54 left to play in the first.

The Raiders exploded to start the second period, scoring four times, 2 even strength goals and 2 powerplay goals, to take a comfortable 6-1 lead over the Flyers. The Raiders were also awarded a penalty shot at 9:26 of the second. Flyers goaltender Corey Dunbar shut out Raider, Chris Lewis, with a blocker save. Shots on goal for the period favored the Raiders 27-7.


The Raiders added to their lead at 14:37 of the third period. Flyers’ Jason Dasilva, would score a shorthanded goal one minute later to make the final tally 7-2. Shots for the game were 57-27 in favor of the Raiders.

The Flyers lost a close one, 5-4, to the Picton Pirates at home on Sunday afternoon. Head Coach, Pat Hilson, was impressed with the team’s efforts. “It was a hard fought game, both goalies played well and it was a very exciting ending as we threw everything but the kitchen sink at them to try and force a tie.”

Zac Moran started the scoring in the first with a powerplay goal. Josh DeLong and Jason Dasilva assisted on the play. Picton scored with 2:08 remaining in the period but Flyers, Jeff Tobin, with assists from Jordan Babcock and Jason Dasilva, would score nine seconds later to regain the lead.

Captain , Jordan Babcock would start the scoring in the second with a quick goal. Jason Dasilva and Patrick Palmer assisted on the play. It would be a 3 point night for Dasilva. Picton would score midway through the period on a powerplay goal to pull within one.

The third period did not prove favorable for the Flyers as the Pirates scored three even strength goals to take the lead. The Flyers would pull within one with just over two minutes remaining in the game when Ryan Gilmour beat Pirates’ goalie, Dan Monk, with an assist going to Adam Paquette. Despite a huge effort in the last minutes of the game, the Flyers couldn’t find the back of the net to tie the game.

The Flyers next game is Sunday, October 15, 2006 at 3:00 when they will host the Napanee Raiders. Come join the excitement!

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