Huskies redeem themselves with 9-1 win over Beaverlodge

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It was apparent from the start that the Huskies came to play. While they were only up one after 20 minutes, they absolutely dominated the play and that was reflected on the shots at 23-4.

The game was blown open in the second period as Fort St. John continued their domination and were rewarded with four goals to lead 6-1.

In the final frame the Huskies did not let off the gas. They continued to pepper the Blades goaltender as they put 19 shots on goal and added another three to their total for the 9-1 win.

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After the game head coach Gary Alexander said the Huskies have been playing hockey solid since that loss to the Blades and the confidence in the room has been slowly building since.

“We had such a terrible effort when we lost that game to them the last time and we made a few corrections in the mean time,” he explained. “I think the lights went on that they had to perform a lot better. Since that we’ve played some pretty good hockey games. We know we can play with everybody and they know it themselves.”

The powerplay came through for Fort St. John last night as they operated on a 44 per cent clip as they went four for nine with the extra man. Also shining for the Huskies was Jerome Thorne as he had a five point night with three goals and two assists.

“Jerome’s got a pretty good set of hands and he’s been kind of snake bitten for the first while here,” Alexander said. “That little exercise program that we put them on has helped immensely. His attitude has changed and we had to end that trip to the penalty box. It looks good on him. Now the goal scoring can start.”

Daimon Derouin got the start between the pipes. He turned aside 19 of the 20 shots he faced in the game.

Next for Fort St. John is a rare mid-week game on Wednesday as they’ll host the Sexsmith Vipers at 8 p.m.

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