FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies went 1-and-1 this past weekend.
On Friday night, the Huskies squared off against a tough opponent in the form of the North Peace Navigators. Adam Bowie put the Huskies up 1-0 just under 8 minutes in on a pass from Jared Lowen. Just over 2 minutes later, the Navs answered right back with a powerplay goal after Brandon Howard was given 2 minutes for interference. The pups weren’t able to bounce back from there, as the Navs scored another goal in the first to go up 2-1, followed by another trio of goals in the 2nd period to take the win 5-1.
Saturday was a different story as the Huskies headed to Fairview for revenge against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year. It was all Fort St. John in the first period, as Jacob Lang and Kyle Crawford both scored in less than a minute’s span. Drew Fudger, Gary Loewen, Joshua Robinson, and Lou Turnbull-Giesbrecht all notched assists. Brandon Howard added a third goal 15:18 into the first period with Robinson’s second helper. Drew Fuger put the dogs up 4-0 with just over 2 minutes left in the third, helped by Lang and Loewen.
In the second, the dogs kept up the pressure, with Robinson scoring his first of the game from Howard and Fudger just over 1 minute in. Wyatt Griffiths scored his first of the game on the powerplay from Bowie and Thomas Webster with less than five remaining in the second. Though the Flyers finally managed to get on the board, it wasn’t enough as the Huskies shut the Flyers down in the third to take home the 6-1.
The Huskies are next in action this coming weekend for their home opener on Saturday, when they look to avenge their season opener loss to the Sexsmith Vipers. Before the game, the Huskies will be celebrating 50 years of Junior hockey in the Energetic City with their annual Skate with the Huskies event at the North Peace Arena from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.