The Huskies perfect season came to a crashing halt as they lost 7-0 to the Whitecourt Wolverines in the first of two games at the North Peace Arena.
The Huskies were never in this game as they got outplayed from the opening faceoff. Whitecourt opened the scoring just two minutes into the first on a goal by Mason Lyle and never looked back. The Wolverines were able to add another goal in the period with just under nine minutes remaining when Jesse Scrimbit scored on the power play.
It was the second period where things really began to unravel for the Huskies. The Wolverines scored four goals in the period and at one point scored three goals in three minutes. Whitecourt was able to chase starting goalie Ty Gullickson from the net as the Huskies sent out Travis Mclean to start the third.Lyle added a second goal in the third to put the Wolverines up 7-0.
The Huskies spent a lot of time in the box throughout the game. At one point in the second the Huskies gave the Wolverines a six minute power play after a bench minor and a four minute unsportsmanlike penalty.
The Huskies also spent the last ten minutes of the game shorthanded after T.J. Disher was sent off the ice for fighting. Disher will also miss Sunday’s game because the fight was in the last ten minutes of the game. Peyden Wongsted also was booted from the game for fighting during the second period. Wongsted snowed the goalie on a rush and the Wolverines took exception, leading to the fight. Wongsted limped off the ice, but is expected to play tomorrow.
Head Coach Bob Kalb was irate with the officiating and felt that it threw the Huskies off their game. The Huskies play Whitecourt again on Sunday at 2pm at the North Peace Arena.