Fort St. John got off to a quick start as they scored two goals before the first period was ten minutes old, and took a 2-1 lead to the dressing room after 20 minutes. Like last Friday’s game in Sexsmith the second period was huge for the Huskies as they netted five goals before scoring their final three in the third.
The downside for the team was the amount of penalties the team took which led to a number of opportunities for the Vipers. Despite the big win, Assistant Coach Todd Alexander is aware the team will need more disciplined against the league’s best.
“It was a disorganized match tonight; we didn’t accomplish many of our goals,” he says. “Our discipline needs to get cleaned up because when we get into better competition we need to be a lot tighter than what we have been. We’ve been a little loose there and we paid for it a little bit the last time we played the first place team.”
First year player Lien Miller-Jeannotte had another big game against the Vipers. The big forward found himself on the score sheet four times last week against Sexsmith, and bettered that effort with a five point game this time around. Alexander says he continues to get better as the games progress and makes the most of the chances he gets.
“He’s definitely getting good opportunities, and he’s working hard for it,” Alexander explains. “He’s got good upside and he’s a young kid, and a bigger body in our front six so far this year. I think if he keeps working hard he’ll keep getting rewarded with what he’s doing.”
Miller-Jeannotte wasn’t the only player to register five points in the win. Brighton Campbell also had four goals along with an assist. The top line forward was quick to give credit to his linemates for his success.
“My line was clicking; they’re good to play with. I just have to go to the net and the puck is usually there.” he says.
Scoring in order for the Huskies were Taylor Greatrex, Brighton Campbell, Jordan Harder, Jarod Lang, Brighton Campbell, Cayle Bell, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Brighton Campbell, Brighton Campbell, and Lien Miller-Jeannotte.
The assists on the evening went to Lien Miller-Jeannotte with three, Jordan Harder had three, Jordan Gies chipped in with two, Brighton Campbell and Owen Barker.
Daimon Derouin was busy in goal. He had 32 shots fired his way, and he did a solid job stopping 28.
The Huskies next game comes next Saturday night in Beaverlodge. The game can be heard live on Moose FM with the pregame show beginning at 6:45, and the opening faceoff at 7 p.m. The next home game for Fort St. John comes the following day on October 20 as the Huskies welcome back the Grande Prairie JDA Kings for an afternoon tilt at 2 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.