The Flyers opened the scoring early against the Huskies as they scored on their first shot on goal. The Huskies struggled to find their legs throughout the first period but managed to capitalize on their opportunities and scored two goals before the end of the frame.
The Huskies expanded their lead to 3-1 with a power play goal a minute in the second period. Midway through the second the Flyers cut into the lead and made the score 3-2.
In the third period the Huskies capitalized on a 2-1 rush as Jordan Harder fed Jordan Gies with a cross ice pass that Gies deposited into the back of the net to make things 4-2. The Huskies rounded out the scoring with just over two minutes left in the third to make the final 5-2.
Head Coach Gary Alexander admits the team struggled to get things going but getting the two points in the standings was objective number one and they succeeded.
“I think we woke up a little bit. We struggled really hard in the first period and couldn’t seem to get any flow going. It was like we played the hockey game last night,” he says. “Overall the whole game we were kind of sluggish I thought but they worked when they had to and they did what they had to when they needed to. It was not a pretty game but to muck it out like we did was well worth it.”
The main struggle the Huskies had to do with poor decisions by the defence in the defensive zone. Alexander says they weren’t making good decisions with the passes and the Flyers forecheck also made things difficult.
“These guys are pretty aggressive with the forecheck, it seems that they have six guys on the ice sometimes. We weren’t as sharp as we usually here but we blocked a lot of shots. It was once of those nights where we didn’t dazzle anyone with our brilliance.”
Scoring in order for the Huskies were Cayle Bell, John Apsassin, Cole Calliou, Jordan Gies, and Lien Miller-Jeannotte.
Daimon Derouin was solid between the pipes stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced in the tilt.
Next for the Huskies is a game on Tuesday night as the Huskies take on the Slave Lake Wolves at 8:30 p.m. in Falher.