A tough season for the High River Flyers came to an end over the weekend, with the team missing the Heritage Junior "B" Hockey League playoffs.

Coach Tyson Avery says a 16 game mid-season losing streak cost them.

"We got a lot of injuries in the middle of the year there and every time we thought we were going to get healthy, someone else would get hurt. It was just kind of a snowball effect until after Christmas and by that time it was a little too late. We still gave it a good push though, but the middle of the year kind of crushed us."

Avery says the fact they were able to even play some games was a bit of a miracle in itself, given the long list of injuries they faced throughout the year.

"We had five concussions, two broken jaws, ACL's, MCL's, our goalie cracked his larynx and a bunch of shoulder injuries. There's nothing we could really do."

Avery says he's already planning for next year, and says if the Flyers can stay healthy, they can contend.

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