FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home Saturday night for the fourth final game of the regular season as they hosted the Fairview Flyers.
The Huskies were off to a good start as Teagan McMullen would score a goal, at 35 seconds into the game, with assists by Jared Winkel and Jeridyn Loewen making the score 1-0.
Then at 4:59 into the frame, Gary Loewen scored a goal with a feed from Brady Marzocco and Geoff Dick making the lead 2-0 over Fairview.
Later on, with 5:05 left in the period in a power play, Jared Loewen scored on the Flyers with assists by Brady Marzocco and Jared Winkel making the score 3-0.
Then at 3:47 remaining in the first, the Flyers would score a goal, trailing 3-1 behind the Huskies as they headed into the second period.
At 8:39 into period two, in a power play, Brady Marzocco would send one into the net with a feed from Geoff Dick and Gary Loewen extending their lead 4-1.
Then at 9:55 to go in the frame, Jared Winkel would score on a power play with assists by Jared Loewen and Geoff Dick making the score 5-1.
At 8:10 left in the period, Brady Marzocco would make his second goal of the night with a feed from Matthew Apsassin and Jared Loewen setting the score at 6-1 over Fairview.
The Huskies finished off the period with two penalties; Brady Marzocco two minutes for tripping at 1:56 and Matthew Apsassin for slashing at six seconds left in the period.
The Huskies would start period three with a double penalty, giving the Flyers a potential power play advantage.
But the Huskies were able to keep Fairview from their net during this time.
Then with 6:20 left in the period, Gary Loewen would score his second goal of the night with assists by Matthew Apsassin and Jared Loewen making the score 7-1.
At 6:05 left in the game, the Flyers would try to make an effort to stay alive by scoring a goal making the score 7-2 behind the Pups.
In the end, the Huskies would win the game 7-2 over Fairview.
Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team played a good team game.
“I liked a lot of things we did tonight. I liked the speed of play that we played, we moved the puck, for the most part, really well, our D-men were getting a lot of touches on the back end, the power play was really good, and our penalty kill was clean all the way through again tonight. Our goalie was pretty focused, he didn’t have a tough game, but he also didn’t make things tough on himself either; he was in position really good tonight. It was a good team game.”
Currently, in the NWJHL Standings, the Huskies are in first with 45 points, 1 point ahead of the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks.
Up next, the Huskies are off to Sexsmith on February 15 as they take on the Vipers. Game time is 8:00 p.m. at the Sexsmith Arena