Huskies Lose 5-3 to the Navigators

Huskies lose 5-3 to the Peace River Navigators.

The Huskies had a great start, as they renewed an old rivalry with the Peace River Navigators; Cody Hildebrand scored the first goal of the game within the first minute of play.

The navigators soon managed to tie it up, but Jon Spence got the second goal for the Huskies and by the end of the first the Huskies were looking good with a 2-1 lead.

However, a couple of soft goals in the second, allowed the Navs to take the lead, and seemed to take Fort St. John out of the game.  Taylor McNabb scored both of them – the first on a shot from the outside hashmarks that somehow eluded Blain.  Moments later, Blain came out of his net, to beat McNabb to a long dump-in, but misplayed the puck (actually breaking his stick on the play) and allowed McNabb to fire the puck underneath him and in as he slid back into his goal.  After 2 periods the score was now 3-2 Navigators.

The Huskies were never able to recover from the 2nd period, and the Navigators widened their lead halfway through the third.  In the final minute, the pups pulled Andrew Van der Merwe (who had replaced Blain after the two McNabb goals in the second), and Cam MacKinnon managed to score with 18 seconds remaining.  But, it would be too little too late, as Peace River won the faceoff, and scored on the empty net to ice it.  Even though the Huskies lead shots on net 35-16, they weren’t able to turn chances into goals, and Navs would win it 5-3. Listen to this highlights package [asset|aid=703|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ea17d6cedc570027e1360226cfd5157c-Huskies loose 5-3 to the Navigators_1_Pub.mp3]

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