The Huskies are guaranteeing a win when they host their arch-rival Dawson Creek on Friday night.
After winning the first two meetings of the season, the Huskies lost 4-2 in Dawson Creek on Dec. 11th, as the Jr. Canucks began to surge after a slow start to the season. The Canucks are 7-1-1 in their past 9 games, and now sit in 4th place in the NWJHL standings. The Huskies, on the other hand, lost their first game of 2010, falling 4-1 in Sexsmith on Jan. 9th.
Those trends suggest a win is anything but a sure thing – but the backer of the event doesn’t seem to mind.
Gus McLeod is the owner of Fort St. John’s KFC, and he’ll be giving every fan in attendance a ‘Yum Buck,’ to be used on any KFC item, if the Huskies don’t win on Friday. McLeod is actually one of the founding members of the Junior Canucks organization, and has two nephews playing for Dawson Creek this year.
But, McLeod is firmly behind the Huskies this year, and he doesn’t seem worried about seeing the Huskies lose, even if the rink is jammed to the rafters. "Hopefully we will have a sell-out" he says. Friday’s game kicks off at 8 o’clock, at the North Peace Arena.
On Saturday, 8 Huskies will head to Sexsmith as part of Team West, for the annual NWJHL All-star Game and Skills Competition. Catch the All-star game itself live on Moose FM at 6 p.m.