PEACE RIVER, A.B. – The Fort St. John Huskies kept their season series even against the North Peace Navigators this past weekend.
The Huskies were in Peace River for a pair of home games against the top team in NWJHL. On Saturday night, the Navs struck first with a power play goal with less than two minutes left to play in the first period. Coach Todd Alexander said that the Huskies played well defensively, and kept North Peace to only 19 shots on goal in the entire game. Despite this, the team’s physical play wasn’t quite there, which made for less offence. North Peace added another short-handed goal in the second, and a third in the final frame. Though Shawn Wilson did manage to break the Navs’ shutout in the last ten minutes of the third on a feed from Aiden Tegart and Thomas Webster, the Huskies fell 3-1.
On Sunday afternoon, Alexander says that the team brought their intense physical game that had been missing the previous night. Brandon Howard and Drew Fudger gave the Huskies a 2-0 lead in the first half of the opening stanza. Sebastian Powsey and Gary Loewen both tallied assists on those goals.
Though North Peace got to within one with a power play goal in the second period, Tavis Viens shut the door after that. Jacob Lang added some insurance for the Huskies in the third assisted by Lou Turnbull-Giesbrecht and Gary Loewen as the Huskies beat the Navs 3-1.
The Huskies are off for the holidays, but return to the North Peace Arena on January 6th for a game against the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.