I was just sitting here putting together some stats and doing then general preperation we do before a game and I thought I had better make a quick blog post. I wanted to remind Huskies fans about what happened last year when the Huskies visited GP for the first time. The two teams had already met twice at the NPA, splitting those two games, by the time Halloween rolled around.
It was a scary night for former Huskies goalie Zachary Blain that night as he let in 5 goals in the first period before getting the hook. It was Vlad to the rescue though as the Huskies back-up that night came in and only allowed 2 more goals the rest of the way. That performance allowed the Huskies to mount the big time comeback. But if you remember the comeback had a few twists and turns. Jordan Shipton tied the game late in the third only for GP to respond quickly and take the lead back. At that point you thought the game might be over but Jordan Shipton had other ideas. His second goal of the period with under a minute left forced the game to overtime tied at 7. And to top it all off Jordan Shipton popped the winner to complete the hat trick in OT.
Will tonight’s game be as wild as last years first trip to GP? Who knows but let’s hope so. Catch the pre-game show on Moose FM starting at 7:15 local time.