Our Fort St. John Huskies have a busy weekend approaching.
The Huskies will travel to Grande Prairie to take on the Wheelers Friday night at the Coca-Cola Center. Upon their last meeting on Nov. 27, the Huskies traveled to Grande Prairie and came home with a 5-2 victory under their belts.
The Huskies are hoping for the same result at Friday’s game, which is a big one for the dogs as they are only one point away from fourth place, with a total of 18 points. The team currently holds a record with nine wins and eight losses, as they sit alone in fifth place in the league.
When asked about injuries on the team, Huskies head coach Bob Kalb says that they were in fact suffering from some injuries, but that regardless of the roster they had to be ready for the big weekend ahead of them.
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After Friday’s game, the Huskies will travel to Dawson Creek, where they will take on the Junior Canucks at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena on Saturday. The last time these two teams clashed, they met in Fort St. John’s North Peace Arena, with our hometown Huskies beating Dawson Creek by a score of 5-3.
This is a crucial game for the league standings, as only one point separates the two teams and a win over the Junior Canucks would move the Huskies into sole possession of fourth place in the NWJHL. The team had a chance to progress through the rankings last weekend, but a couple of home losses prevented them from doing so. Although, despite both unsuccessful games last weekend, Coach Kalb is confident that his team can rally and build from the experience.
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The puck drops Friday at 8:30 p.m. and Saturday evening at 8 p.m.