It was evident after Tuesday’s game between the Fort St. John Huskies and Fairview Flyers that frustration is starting to mount for the Pups. After dropping a 4-1 decision where they failed to get anything going, there was no mistaking the emotion from the players, and team staff.
Prior to the game getting under way the Huskies had a special guest in attendance. In honour of Remembrance Day 96 year old World War II veteran Harry James “Jim” Waite participated in a ceremonial faceoff. Waite served with the RCASC from 1941 to 1945 and was in countries like France, Belgium, Germany, and Holland.
Despite the shots being relatively close at 30-24, the Huskies struggled to get anything going throughout the game.
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“Right off the hop I think,” head coach Gary Alexander said when asked where things went wrong in the game. “We just couldn’t get a handle on the puck, couldn’t catch a pass, rimmed the puck all night long and couldn’t make anything out of it.”
The decision making of the team on the ice was called into question but at the same time Alexander acknowledged that the game had a feel of it just wasn’t going to be the Huskies night no matter what happened.
“Just not a lot of thought process before they were creating the action. It was just one of those nights where it wasn’t going to happen no matter what they did,” he said.
Scoring the lone marker for the Huskies was Jacob Lang with the assists going to Adam Bowie and Cayle Bell.
The next game for the team is slated for Saturday night when the Huskies will host the JDA Kings at 8 p.m.