By Jon Zacks
The Grande Prairie Wheelers posted another impressive 60-minute performance, as they held serve on home ice on Wednesday night.
After winning game one in Fort St. John on Monday night, the Wheelers effectively crashed the net and took advantage of a depleted Fort St. John defence, in a 5-2 win in game two.
Robbie Sidhu opened the scoring for the Huskies, but two quick goals from Grande Prairie gave the Wheelers a lead after 20 minutes, and the Huskies couldn’t climb back in the game.
Garrett Muir suffered the loss in goal, while Kris Dika won his fifth straight playoff start for Grande Prairie. It was Muir’s first action since game two of the Beaverlodge series, and the netminder admits it took him a while to re-adjust.
The Huskies had a hard time challenging Kris Dika in the game, though Coach Bob Kalb says he didn’t think Grande Prairie played its best game, and felt it was winnable.
Game three goes Friday night at the North Peace Arena, and the Huskies know the pressure will be on them, if they don’t want the series to fall out of reach.