DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies played a pair of games over the weekend.
On Friday, the Huskies visited the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, the top team in the NWJHL. While Dawson Creek went up 1-0 in the first, the Huskies scored a trio of goals in the second, with Adam Bowie and Brandon Howard both scoring on the powerplay, and Jared Lowen scoring even strength to put the Pups up 3-1. Geoff Dick and Jarod Lang each tallied a pair of assists, while Howard and Shawn Wilson assisted Lowen. In the third, the Jr. Canucks managed to get back within 1 early, before Gary Loewen was helped by Howard and Jacob Lang in getting some insurance for the Huskies, who won 4-2.
Sadly, the Huskies were not able to repeat on Saturday night in Clairmont against the JDA Kings. After 50 minutes, Grande Prairie led 2-0. Jarod Lang brought the Dogs to within one with 6:31 left in the third. Unfortunately, when the Huskies pulled Jonathan Bateman for the extra attacker, the JDA Kings had deadly aim in icing the puck, scoring a pair of empty-net goals to seal the deal.
The Huskies are back in action next Friday night when the league’s basement Beaverlodge Blades visit the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.