Thursday, January 29, 2009

Flyers @ GP Athletic's

The last time these two teams met the Athletics showed up at the NPA with 8 skaters. What ensued was basically a game of shinny. A 10 - 2 Flyers victory was almost inevitable given the few number of GP players who made the trip. Tonight's match up should be a little better. The game being in Grand Prairie means that the A's should have a full bench. They get great goal tending from their number 1 Dave Larson. This guy stand on his head and was one of the main reasons that GP beat the Flyers on opening night which is still the Flyers only loss of the season. FSJ just added a new player for their AAA playoff run, Mike Hoffstrand played with Dave ALexander at SAIT and played pro in Bakersfield with Todd Alexander. Unfortunately the new guy won't be able to play any games during the regular NPHL season nor the NPHL playoffs. One guy who should be in the lineup tonight and who will be a welcome addition to the Flyers lineup is Matt Shuya. Shuya is back from a long trip and is dying to get back in the lineup. Shuya is a grinder who brings it every night and never takes a shift off. He is a little like Corey Perry in that he is a grinder with some hands. 7 goals and 9 assists in 7 games so far this season show that Shuya has finish. The Flyers should win tonight but this is one of the few games where we could see an excellent battle. Look for a 6 - 2 final score for the Flyers. 8:15 pregame live on Moose FM.

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