Game one will take place Thursday, October 25, when the Huskies tango with the Sexsmith Vipers, for the teams’ first meeting of the season.
Thursday’s game is a significant one for the Huskies, as not only can the Huskies catch fifth place Sexsmith (3-5-0-0) in the standings with a win, but it’s also Fort St. John’s Pink at the Rink campaign, raising money in support of breast cancer research.
A donation box will be set up at Thursday's game, as the Huskies organization will try to raise as much money as they can for breast cancer research. To show their support, the Huskies will also be wearing some form of pink within their uniforms.
There won’t be much time for the team to rest, as they will get right back on the ice Friday, hosting the Fairview Flyers, a team they have lost two twice this year, as they were swept by the Flyers in a pre-season home-and-home series.
Fairview enters Friday’s game sitting in last place in the NWJHL standings with a record of 1-6-0-0, but can overtake both Fort St. John and Beaverlodge with a Friday road win.
The Huskies will have Saturday to rest their paws, then it’s right back to the grind for a Sunday afternoon game in Fort St. John, when the team welcomes the Slave Lake Wolves to the North Peace Arena.
Slave Lake currently sits tied for second place in the league standings, boasting a record of 4-3-0-0 with eight points, sharing that second place ranking with both Peace River and Dawson Creek.
It’s a big week in the standings for Fort St. John with a possible six points on the line, which could really help the team in climbing the NWJHL rankings.
Thursday and Friday’s games will begin at 8 p.m. while the rare Sunday afternoon game will commence at 2 p.m. All three games will be held at the North Peace Arena.