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Huskies struggle mightily in 7-0 loss to Navigators


After the game head coach Gary Alexander didn’t beat around the bush when it came to what went wrong throughout the contest.

“We got on the bus and came to Peace River,” Alexander said tongue in cheek. “We’re missing six regulars out of the line-up and then we got two guys, one ejected and one with a bad knee right off the bat. I didn’t expect to do anything wonderful but I didn’t expect to get blown out like we did. We were pretty soft. We didn’t finish our checks pretty good and the physical part of our game was pretty much nil tonight so that’s what you get.”

The team is in a bit of a bind at the moment with players missing due to injury, and others unable to play because of other commitments. The issue is compounded but the fact that the current stretch of the schedule may be the most difficult the team endures all season but team still needs somebody to step up.

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“I haven’t got an intact line right now. We’re missing somebody off of every one, and some two. What we’ve been working on has kind of gone to the way side because of it. Nobody is comfortable with one another and some of our bigger and physical players are out of the line-up. Nobody is leading the way.” Alexander stated.

The task at hand doesn’t get any easier for the Huskies who now sit at 3-4 this season. The team returns to play this evening at home as they’ll take on the Grande Prairie JDA Kings at 8 p.m. The final shot tally in yesterday’s game was 34-13 in favour of the Navigators.

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