FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Sunday for the final game of the regular season as they hosted the JDA County Kings.
At 1:34 into the game, Alex Nimmo would score on the Kings with assists by Jeridyn Loewen and Dean Whitcomb making the score 1-0.
The second Huskies goal would come at 8:03, as Geoff Dick shot the puck into the net with a feed from Gary Loewen and Matthew Apsassin making it a 2-0 lead over the Kings.
In the second period, the Huskies would continue their scoring streak.
At 2:34 into the period, Aiden Craig-Steele would score a goal with an assist by Alex Nimmo making the score 3-0.
Then with 5:25 left in the frame, Jeridyn Loewen would make a goal with an assist by Aiden Tegart. This goal would extend the Huskies lead 4-0 over the Kings.
To finish off the period, at 1:10 remaining, Jacob Lang sent the puck into the net with an assist by Jared Loewen making the score 5-0 as they headed into the third period.
In the third period, the Huskies were able to maintain their lead as Goalie Jonathan Bateman would continue to block shots.
But then, at 7:28 left in the period, the Kings would score a goal on the Huskies making the score 5-1.
The Huskies were able to keep the Kings away from the net for the rest of the game, making it a 5-1 win over the Kings.
Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team’s play was much better when compared to Saturday’s game against the Fairview Flyers.
“Obviously a better feeling, the puck movement was there, and that’s a big thing for us. If we’re not moving the puck, we’re not a very effective hockey club. We’re not built to dump and chase, and bang bodies. We’ll take our hits when the hits are there, but we’re focused on stick on puck, checking on hands, getting back on offense, and playing a fast, high pace puck game.”
Following the game, the Huskies headed over to the Curling Club to celebrate the season with a banquet.
The Huskies are in first place, in the NWJHL Standings, with 49 points as they head into the playoffs.