FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Saturday night, the Huskies played their final home game of the calendar year against the Beaverlodge Blades. The Blades arrived at the opening face-off with only 10 players, which didn’t help their cause.
Matthew Assassin and Jacob Lang both scored a pair, while his brother Jarod Lang, Kyle Crawford, Gary Loewen, Teagan McMullin, and Shawn Wilson each scored a goal, and that was just the first period.
In the second, Crawford added another three goals, McMullin scored twice to complete the hat-trick, and Lou Giesbrecht-Turnbull added another goal to give the Huskies a 15-0 lead after forty minutes.
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In the third frame, Jacob Lang added a tally 2 minutes in to get his own hat-trick. Apsassin also completed the team’s fourth hat-trick of the night three minutes later. Geoff Dick and Adam Bowie also both scored before a defensive breakdown allowed Beaverlodge to break netminder Tavis Viens’ shutout. New recruit Sebastian Powsey scored four minutes later, followed by Crawford scoring his fifth goal of the night. Another defensive mistake earned Beaverlodge a penalty shot and a goal. The final score was 21-2, Fort St. John outshot Beaverlodge 94-15 in the win. Though he didn’t record a goal, Wyatt Griffith tallied five assists on the night. Jared Loewen also had three assists, Aiden Tegart had a pair, and Drew Fudger notched one assist.
The Huskies are on the road for the rest of the 2016 calendar year. The Pups have another match-up against Beaverlodge next Saturday night, and a game in Grande Prairie on Sunday afternoon. The following weekend, the Huskies have a pair of back-to-back games against the North Peace Navigators in Peace River.