Huskies move up to fifth in latest Alberta Junior ‘B’ rankings

#13 Joel Bourgeois trying to maneuver around a Flyers defenceman on Jan.4th. Photo by Brady Ratzlaff.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The monthly Alberta Junior ‘B’ Hockey ‘Road to the Provincials’ was released this week.

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.

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The Huskies are currently in first place in the NWJHL standings with 52 points with two games remaining in the regular season. Provincially, the Dogs moved up one spot to fifth in the rankings with a winning percentage of .768. The Wainwright Bisons still have a firm hold on the top spot with a winning percentage of .942. Fellow NWJHL rivals the North Peace Navigators sit in sixth place while the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks are right behind them in seventh.

Alberta Junior B rankings up to February 4th.

“I think the final Junior ‘B’ rankings are pretty accurate,” said General Manager Jeremy Clothier. “It’s crazy to see some of the winning streaks that happen around our as well as other leagues, but not really know what the competition is out there it will be a great opportunity to see these teams at Provincials.”

The winners of each league will advance to Provincials along with the host Huskies, which takes place from March 29th to April 1st.

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