Huskies win 4-1 over Slave Lake Wolves

Game one of the first round series against the Slave Lake Wolves had a bit of a slow start with the first period ending 0-0, although there was a fair bit of physical play in the first 20 minutes.

In the second the Huskies stepped up, with Cam MacKinnon opening the scoring on a backhander, and then Jon Spence scoring a powerplay goal on a cross-ice feed from Dylan Apsassin.

In the third, the Huskies would extend their lead, as Linden Apsassin shot through traffic, beating Wolves goaltender Travis Chartier, to give Fort St. John some breathing room.

Late in the frame, the Huskies would get into some penatly trouble, with Cam MacKinnon assessed 7 minutes in penalties on one shift, when the pups were already short-handed.  Although there was some confusion from the scorekeepers, MacKinnon would be sent off, and the Wolves would spend the final ~6 minutes on the powerplay, but they would score only once, a Tyson Price marker, on a loose puck in front.  Payden Wongstedt would soon add a long-bomb empty netter, and the Huskies would hold on for a 4-1 win.

Zack Blain posted the win in goal, while Jon Spence’s powerplay goal would stand as the game winner. 

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Tune in tomorrow, for game 2 in Slave Lake – which is now scheduled to start at 8pm – pregame live on MooseFM at 7:45.