Assistant coach Todd Alexander said given the team played two games in a row on the weekend and have another two coming up tonight and tomorrow against Peace River and Grande Prairie respectively, the Huskies kept things simple in practice.
“We had a pretty heavy week with a couple of games in a row. Practice Tuesday was fairly light we just worked on a few things and tonight [Thursday] we went out and executed some of our systematical play and nothing too serious. We just got some shots on the goalie and worked on a few of the things that we needed to work on.” he explained.
Despite the split over the top team in the NWJHL standings last weekend, Alexander is far from content with his team overall. He thinks the team still has a ways to go before it reaches its full potential, and that starts with playing a complete game.
“We’ve got to match work ethic. We’ve got to be ready to play and we can’t be waiting. We know that that’s a hockey club that’s going to play 60 minutes and that’s something that we haven’t quite seen yet. I don’t think we’ve had a 60 minute game from this hockey club yet. I’d like to see us at least match that in minutes tomorrow night [tonight] for sure.” he said.
Following tonight’s game the Huskies will return home and gear up for Saturday night’s game against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings. The opening face-off is slated for 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.