Head Coach Gary Alexander says the win feels as good as a regular season win can possibly feel.
“It’s always good to have a road game win and it’s even better to have it against the top dog in the league,” he says. “It’s been a long time coming, we’ve had them in our grasp before and had them slip away from us. It’s a great night for us.
The Huskies held the lead entering the third period and started to pull away after the JDA Kings got into penalty trouble and took extra bench minors for arguing calls.
“They lost their cool a little bit tonight and took some penalties they don’t generally take. That’s a direct result of us putting the pressure on all night long and keeping it there,” Alexander states. “It wasn’t easy for them to play and dance around. They got frustrated instead of us and it cost them.”
One of the big differences of the game involved the speed of the Huskies forwards and the defence of the JDA Kings. Alexander says the team did a great job of dictating the offence throughout the game.
“We were going wide with the puck tonight and did a good job of forcing the play wide. The got some big D that struggle with that speed on the boards. We made a couple of big plays there today doing that.”
Scoring in order for the Huskies were Jordan Gies, Cayle Bell, Brighton Campbell, Tyson Glass, Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Dylan Houle, and Blair Karasiuk.
Travis McLean was stellar in goal for the Huskies stopping 44 of 47 shots.
The Huskies had 45 shots and had three powerplay goals in the contest.
Fort St. John has a home date next on their schedule as they take on the Sexsmith Vipers at 8:30 p.m. on November 22. The following day the team will hit the road to take on the North Peace Navigators. The game will be broadcast live on Moose FM with the pregame show at 7:45 p.m. and the opening faceoff at 8 p.m.