Tomorrow’s tilt will already be the sixth time these two teams have met this year, having played twice in the pre-season in a home-and-home series, then three times so far during the regular season.
Unfortunately, Fairview has yet to suffer a loss to the Huskies this year.
Fort St. John got its first look at the Flyers in the pre-season, when the two teams played a home-and-home series, which the Flyers swept, defeating the Huskies 3-1 in Fort St. John and 7-6 in Fairview.
The teams have met three times this regular season, with the Huskies suffering one-goal losses in all three affairs.
Both teams first met on October 26, when the Huskies suffered a disappointing 4-3 overtime loss at home. On November 2, the teams clashed in Fairview, with the Flyers scoring three unanswered goals in the third period to emerge victorious 3-2. That same come-from-behind theme continued when the two teams met again on November 17 in Fairview, when the Flyers once again scored three unanswered goals in the final frame, to win 6-5.
Even though the Huskies don’t have the most positive of records against the Flyers this year, they shouldn’t be discouraged entering the weekend game, as each regular season meeting has only been settled by a single point. The Huskies have been competitive in every game so far, and have had leads entering the third in all three games.
It’s been a tough November for the Huskies, who have played seven games so far, suffering six losses and a single victory. Two of those losses have been against the Fairview Flyers.
The Huskies’ recent struggles have seen them dip in the NWJHL standings, as the team now sits in seventh place, entering the weekend game with a record of 4-11-0-1 for 9 points and only leading last place Beaverlodge by a single point.
If the team has any desire to begin its ascension in the standings, Friday’s game is a must win, as Fairview sits in sixth in the standing, leading the Huskies by 4 points.
All of the live action from Saturday’s game can be caught live on Moose FM, with the game beginning at 8:30 p.m. and the Moose FM pre-game show beginning at 8:15.