Last time out in Sexsmith, the Huskies had a relatively easy time handling their opponents as they cruised to a 7-3 win. The powerplay was dominant throughout the contest as Fort St. John converted on all of their chances, and put up six goals in the second period.
The squad spent most of the week continuing to hammer home the fundamentals as they aim for their fifth win in six tries.
“We worked on doing the little things a little bit better,” says Assistant Coach Todd Alexander. “We’ve got to get better at our stops and starts and we’ve got to get better at not turning the puck over, and getting pucks out of our zone and pucks in deep in their zone, making it harder on the other team to play.”
Alexander stresses that defence will be the key to getting another win tonight, noting that the team has had its most success when taking care of their end first.
“I think we just need the same thing. We need to have a good defensive mind and take care of our own zone first and usually everything unfolds after that for us.” Alexander says.
Starting in goal tonight will be Daimon Derouin as he looks for his third win. He’s undefeated so far in the young season and sports a 2.50 goals against average, and a save percentage of .884
The opening faceoff for tonight’s game has been pushed back by 30 minutes, so as such the pregame show on Moose FM will kick off at 7:15 with the puck drop slated for 7:30 p.m.