The Dawson Creek Junior Canucks may have stolen one from the Fort St. John Huskies last week but the Huskies did their part to make sure that didn’t happen again on Tuesday night. After there was no scoring for either team in the first period the Huskies scored twice in the second and twice in the third to come away with a 4-1 win.
Assistant coach Todd Alexander said the game was an improvement over last week’s loss to Dawson Creek, but noted how the games tend to be slow on both sides when the two teams meet.
“Our structure was a lot better tonight. Some of our second effort was a lot better tonight but I don’t know what it is when we play Dawson Creek but it’s just a life sucker. Neither team seems to really be into the hockey game. There’s not a lot going on but we found a way to win tonight,” he said.
Looking ahead the Huskies will have one of their most difficult weekends of the season coming up. They’ll be in Peace River to take on the Navigators for games on Saturday and Sunday.
“They move the puck real well, they’ve got great defence, and they back that up with good goaltending as well. It’s going to be a real test to play two games in that barn this weekend. We’ve had back to backs against them before but we haven’t had a lot of success in Peace River. It’s something that we’re looking forward to, to find out what we’re about,” Alexander said.
Scoring for the Huskies were Ryan McDonald, Josh Robinson, Thomas Webster, and Cayle Bell.
The next home game for Fort St. John comes on December 18 as they’ll take on the Junior Canucks once again.