Huskies split weekend home games

The Huskies remain in second place in the NWJHL standings, after a 1-1 weekend.

On Saturday night, the Huskies hosted the league-leading Whitecourt Wolverines.   In the only previous matchup this season, the Wolverines beat the Huskies 5-1 in Whitecourt.

On Saturday, the Huskies got into penalty trouble, particularly in the second period, when Whitecourt scored three powerplay goals in a span of five minutes, to take a 4-0 lead.

The Huskies began to claw back into the game, sparked by Cody Kalb’s top line.  Kalb himself scored two goals and an assist to narrow the gap to 4-3 Whitecourt.

But, with seven minutes remaining in the third, Grady McMann added an insurance goal for the Wolverines.   Corbin Gavin added a late goal, giving Whitecourt a 6-3 win.

The Wolverines added a 9-2 win in Dawson Creek on Sunday, to extend their record to a perfect 10-0.

The Huskies were able to rebound on Sunday with a win over Sexsmith.

After a scoreless first period, Brennan Billey got the Huskies on the board two minutes into the second. Dylan Apsassin added two goals and an assist, while Luke McInerney chipped in a pair of goals, as the Huskies powered to a 7-3 win.

The third period also saw four fights break out. Jesse Disher fought Spencer Jebb, Colby Ames fought Shane McLaughlin, Robbie Sidhu fought Carson Ewing, and Tyson Pederson fought Cody Stevenson.

The Huskies remain in second place in the NWJHL standings, with a 6-2-1 record.  They play a single game next weekend – Saturday night in Beaverlodge.