Head coach Gary Alexander said after the game that the Huskies effort simply wasn’t present and it showed throughout the contest.
“We didn’t compete. We just went out there and dazzled around. We didn’t get pucks out of our end properly. We didn’t get pucks in deep and we didn’t battle hard enough for possession and they did. We played about a 160 foot game instead of a 200 foot game. We let them have control all night long. When you lollygag out of your end and try to beat somebody inside the blue line and give up the puck you’re not going very far,” he explained.
The team has missed a few of their veterans up to this point and they will be counted on when it comes to getting the team back on track, but Alexander noted it won’t matter much unless the effort on the team improves.
“We haven’t had all of our veterans back yet. That makes a difference. We have quite a few new faces that don’t know what the game is that we play. It’s going to take awhile to get everybody all on the same page. We can teach them all they need to know. It’s ultimately them that has to do it. It goes back on their shoulders. It’s their effort that makes them what they are,” he said.
Scoring for the Huskies last night were Josh Robinson, and Cayle Bell. Assists went to Daylen Pearson (2), Carson Richards, and John Apsassin.
Next up for the Huskies will be their home opener on October 17 against the Fairview Flyers at 8 p.m.