FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Despite falling behind 2-0 early in yesterday’s game against the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings, the Fort St. John Huskies didn’t allow that to get them rattled. The team locked down after that and responded with five unanswered goals to win 5-2.
The Huskies cut the deficit in half before the first period was done and scored twice in the second to hold a 3-2 lead.
They would increase their lead to two early on in the third and would round out the scoring on the power play with nine and a half minutes left.
After the game head coach Gary Alexander said the win was a nice momentum boost, defeating a team coming off the high of beating the league’s best club.
“We’re on the rise and certainly they are to. They had a good game last night [Friday] against Fairview and came up with a big win for them. After their high coming in here and us beating them it means a big deal to us,” he said.
Standing tall between the pipes was goalie Brody Nelson as he made his first start for Fort St. John. The newly acquired goaltender allowed two first period goals but after that was a wall in the net as he wound up with a 40 save performance.
“It started out a little bit shaky but after that he certainly closed the door and played pretty well. He was kind of like an extra defenceman out there. He plays the puck real well for us and he’s smart with it. It was a bang up job tonight,” he said.
The game was a penalty filled affair on both sides with the Huskies going 2/10 on the power play and the JDA Kings going 1/9 on their opportunities.
Scoring for the Huskies were Brandon Howard, Cayle Bell (2), Ryan McDonald, and Jacob Lang.
The team is next in action this afternoon on the road against the North Peace Navigators.