The Huskies got back on track, wrapping up the weekend with two straight wins over the Slave Lake Wolves.
Slave Lake only came to Fort St. John with 13 skaters – a sign it would be a long series for the Wolves.
On Saturday night, the pups rebounded from a disappointing loss on Friday with a 6-3 win. Husky goals were scored by John Benere, Jason Arnouse, Cody Kalb, Dan Pappin, and Kole Norris (2), while Andrew Van der Merwe got the win in goal, facing only 12 shots from the Wolves.
On Sunday, the Wolves only had 11 skaters, and it would be more of the same. Goals came from Jon Spence (2), Steven Fast (3), Cody Kalb, and Cody Hildebrand. The final score on Sunday was 7-1.
With the wins, the Huskies move to 15-7 on the season, which is still well behind the Wolverines, who despite a loss in Beaverlodge on Saturday, sit at 15-3 heading into Sunday’s game in Sexsmith. But, it has the Huskies 4 points ahead of Peace River, with 3 more games played. Captain Jon Spence says it’s pretty simple what the team wants to do from here on out.
After Sunday’s game, Coach Bob Kalb admitted a few minutes of sloppy play from his team and goalie, on Friday night, was the difference in the game.
Steven Fast says soft goals are something the team needs to learn how to deal with.
All in all, Coach Kalb was a little disappoited with the weekend, despite earning 4 of a possible 6 points.
The Huskies can look forward to only one game next weekend, a Saturday night game in Dawson Creek.
On Sunday, the pups will spread out across Fort St. John for their annual ‘Fill the Bus’ campaign.
Stay tuned for more information on ‘Fill the Bus’, and don’t forget to have donations ready.