The Huskies are looking ahead to another key weekend. They play Friday night in Grande Prairie, and Saturday night at home vs. Slave Lake.

The pups are now more than a quarter of the way into the season, and things are still very tight atop the league standings. Here’s a look at the league table:

NWJHL Standings : 2008-2009

Team GP Points Wins Losses OTL

Peace River Navigators 10 14 7 3 0

Fort St. John Huskies 10 14 7 3 0

Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks 9 13 6 2 1

Whitecourt Wolverines 7 12 6 1 0

Grande Prairie Wheelers 10 11 5 4 1

Beaverlodge Blades 9 9 4 4 1

Slave Lake Wolves 11 5 2 8 1

Sexsmith Vipers 8 0 0 8 0

GP – Games Played, OTL – Overtime Loss, GF – Goals For, GA – Goals Against

As you can see, the Huskies are tied with Peace River for top spot in the league. But, things are very close, and the strongest team is likely Whitecourt, who have games in hand on the rest of the league.

With the Huskies having played 10 of the 35 game schedule, Coach Kalb says he’s happy with the team’s position right now, though he does have some concerns with the roster. [asset|aid=541|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=67e84d878fa8dbc7a9cbd406af14fda6-Kalb-10GamesIn_1_Pub.mp3]

Paydon Wongstedt will not be in the Huskies lineup this weekend, as he serves a suspension for a gross misconduct received late in the last game against Slave Lake. Kyle Porter is nursing an injured shoulder and a black eye, but is expected to play this weekend.

Kalb will continue to rotate his goalies this weekend, with Zach Blain expected to start Friday vs. G.P., and Andrew Van der Merwe on Saturday vs. S.L.