FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The monthly Alberta Junior B Hockey’s ‘Race to the Provincials’ was released today.
The rankings are based on the winning percentages of all 53 teams in Alberta’s five Junior ‘B’ hockey leagues. The Fort St. John Huskies and Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks are the only two B.C.-based teams that compete in Alberta Junior ‘B’, and play in the Northwest Junior Hockey League.
The Huskies fell to third place in the NWJHL standings with 34 points after two straight losses to the North Peace Navigators before the Christmas break. Provincially, the Pups slid to fifth in the rankings with a winning percentage of .772. The Wainwright Bisons who have a winning percentage of .923 have held the top spot since the beginning of November. They currently boast a record of 24-2.
“It’s very tight. One bad weekend and you can fall down the rankings,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “I look at it but don’t really pay too much attention to it due to the fact that we have our league that we are worrying about more, we know we are in Provincials already so we are focused on winning the league to get there.”
The winners of each league will advance to Provincials along with the host Huskies, which take place from March 29th to April 1st.