FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be playing the first of five straight games at home tomorrow night when they host the Beaverlodge Blades.
The Huskies are coming off a pair of road games against two of the toughest teams in the league last weekend. The Huskies bested the first place Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks 4-2, before losing to the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings on Saturday night. Head coach Todd Alexander says that the Huskies played their best two games so far this season, and that the loss doesn’t tell the game’s full story.
“We deserved a better fate in Grande Prairie… The odds were a little bit against us there” said Alexander although he wouldn’t elaborate further. “As far as the effort and what the boys were trying to accomplish out on the ice, I was very happy with what was going on and so was the rest of the coaching staff. That’s something that we’d like to carry on into this week, and built upon that. Hopefully we can have good focus and a nice start against Beaverlodge here on Friday.”
The Blades got their lone win of the season against the Huskies back on October 15th, when they beat the Pups 8-6. Alexander says that the team isn’t going to be treating the league’s basement team lightly, despite their record of 1-9. “Last time we were down in Beaverlodge, maybe we had that bit of a bad attitude, it caught up with us and they played great. They’ve got probably the best player in the league on their team so, at any point in time he can go off,” explained Alexander, referring to the Blades’ Evan Tordiff. “He went off against us the last time we played. Got six goals and an assist. Pretty much personally took over that hockey game himself… It was kind of a good learning lesson for us.”
The Huskies take to the ice on Friday night at the North Peace Arena at 7:30 p.m. for the warm up. The puck drops at 8:00.