FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were host to the Fairview Flyers on Saturday night as they played the second last game of the regular season.
At 5:10 into the game, Fairview scored a goal on the Huskies making the score 1-0.
Later on in the period, with 1:39 left in the frame, Jeridyn Loewen would score a power play goal with a feed from Matthew Apsassin and Dean Whitcomb making the score tied at one apiece.
Then with 29 seconds remaining, on a power play, Jeridyn Loewen would score his second goal of the night with assists by Matthew Apsassin and Alex Nimmo breaking the tie 2-1 over Fairview.
In the second period, the tide started to change for the Huskies as the Flyers took control of the game.
At 35 seconds into the frame, Dawson Phillips would receive a penalty for cross-checking and at 2:21, Alex Nimmo would receive a penalty for high sticking.
During that time, these penalties would give the Flyers a big power play advantage as they would score a goal at 2:41 into the period making the score tied at two apiece.
Then later on in the second, at 4:55 remaining, Fairview would score another goal taking the lead 3-2 over the Pups.
With 3:27 left in the period, the Flyers scored another goal on the Huskies making the score 4-2 as they headed into the third period.
During the second intermission, as part of the Huskies Fan Appreciation Weekend, fans had a chance to win Tim Horton’s coffee for a year if they chose the right Timbit box containing the gift card.
Huskies fan, Alberta, was the winner of the first round of the Tim Horton’s Coffee for a Year. The next round for a chance to win is at today’s (Sunday’s) game.
Throughout the third period, Fairview would not give the Huskies a chance to catch up and score a goal, and the Huskies would not let the Flyers score a goal either.
In the end, the Huskies fell to the Flyers 4-2.
Huskies Head Coach, Todd Alexander, says his team gave a poor effort when it came to gameplay adding that this was one of the worst games this season.
“That’s about as bad as we played in a long time. That was a poor effort from top to bottom. The only guy that worked really hard tonight was Romanowski, other than that I had 19 guys take the night off.”
The next Huskies game is today, Sunday, as they host the JDA County Kings for the final game of the regular season and for the second Huskies Appreciation Game. Puck drop is 2:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.