FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies might heading on the road this weekend for a pair of preseason games, but the most immediate issue the team faces is on the homefront – literally.
Huskies General Manager Jeremy Clothier says that the team is currently in need of two or three billets for players for the upcoming 2016-2017 NWJHL season. Clothier says that while the team’s current players are all taken care, there are several players that might be coming from out of town next week. Anyone looking to be a part of the Huskies family by billeting one of their players this season can contact Clothier at (250) 793-0978.
This weekend the Huskies are on the road for a pair of exhibition games in Vermilion, Alberta against the Tigers. Clothier says that team staff will be evaluating the current 26-man squad and begin to finalise the roster for the start of league play, which begins next weekend. He added that the current squad is looking to be a formidable force, as the team is the biggest size-wise that he’s ever worked with. While many players on the team stand 6’2” tall or more, the average age of the team is on the younger side, at just over 18. Clothier says that this combination of speed and size means that the start of the season is already looking very good.