It will be imperative for the team to set the tone early especially in the defensive zone said assistant coach Todd Alexander, given how Fairview had their way with moving the puck to set up offensive opportunities last time out.
“I think the biggest thing is the boys have to make body contact in their own zone, it was way too soft last time. I think that we’ll see a different hockey club come out and play a much more spirited game in our own zone. It’s what we need and not so much watching of the puck,” he explained.
Defence wasn’t the only focus in practice leading up to Saturday’s game. The Huskies also worked on the power play after they missed out on a 5-3 opportunity against the Flyers that could have significantly altered the momentum in their previous contest.
“We worked on our ten foot game a little bit the first night. That needs to get better for sure. Tonight (Thursday) was a little more technical. We worked more on the power play and focused on passing and try to get our tempo up and get ready for Dawson Creek,” Alexander said
After Saturday’s game the Huskies will be off until their home opener on October 17 against the Fairview Flyers.