Vipers beat Huskies to take season series


The Huskies just couldn’t get their legs going, and lost 4-1 in Sexsmith on Saturday night. Sexsmith’s top line of Ryan Gow, Brad Renner, and Nolan Trudeau had a goal each, with Brenden Deveaux adding the other.  Brighton Campbell provided the lone goal for Fort St. John. 

A night after losing 10-0 to Dawson Creek, the Vipers played a complete 60-minute game, while the Huskies struggled to find the intensity they had played with late in 2009.

"We just didn’t work" said Coach Bob Kalb after the game.  "We didn’t want it bad, and basically squandered two points."

The Vipers converted 2 of their 4 powerplays, while the Huskies went 0/6.   Justin Jarvis earned the win in goal, with Ty Gullickson suffering the loss for the Huskies.

Click here to listen to a highlights package from Saturday’s game. [asset|aid=2360|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=22e46430bf784630af056936bd2ab6e1-Huskies lost 4-1 to Vipers_1_Pub.mp3]

The Huskies next game is when they host the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks on Friday (Jan. 15).  Friday’s game is ‘Guaranteed win night’, when all fans will get a ‘Yum Buck’ (good for a $1 discount on any item at KFC) if the Huskies don’t beat the Jr. Canucks.

On Saturday, eight Huskies will return to Sexsmith for the NWJHL All-star game.  Fort St. John’s representatives will be forwards Cody Kalb, Robbie Sidhu, Cody Hildebrand, Luke McInerney, and Kyle Porter, defencemen Payden Wongstedt and Linden Apsassin, and goaltender Ty Gullickson.