It was a perfect weekend for the Huskies on home ice as they kicked off the new season with two wins over Slave Lake.
On Saturday an offensive burst in the second period was the real difference as goals from Robbie Sidhu and Chris Sperling 9 seconds apart made the score 3-1 Huskies, 32 seconds into the second frame. Jesse Disher and Aaron Dendys, with his second of the game and second as a Husky, also scored to give the Huskies a 5-2 lead after 2.
Two more tallies in the third made the final 7-2. Ty Gullickson battled hard for the win allowing just 2 power play goals on route to the victory.
On Sunday afternoon it was a tail of two short benches as both the Wolves and Huskies were short players. Fort St John iced just 4 defense men and 10 forwards and their numbers were further reduced when Riley Apsassin, for fighting, and Robbie Sidhu were tossed from the game and Chris Sperling leaving with an apparent knee injury.
It was a chippy affair with both teams seemingly focused more on extracurriculars than playing hockey at times. The Huskies trailed in the first after Justin Spees got the Wolves off to a perfect start but Kole Norris and Tyson Pedersen got the Huskies the lead before the end of the first. The Wolves also had a first period goal waived off for having a player in the crease.
Luke McInerney popped home a couple of goals and the Pups held on for a 5-3 victory. It was a bittersweet afternoon for Travis McLean. Making his first start for the Huskies McLean was able to pick up the win but left the game with 11 minutes left in the third after getting cut on the arm. McLean was forced to head to the hospital to receive repairs and Ty Gullickson came in to mop up.
Next up for the Huskies will be the Sexsmith Vipers. Friday at the NPA at 8pm.