Huskies hit the road

The Huskies head out on the road this weekend, looking to maintain their grasp on second place in the NWJHL standings.

After earning a point in a 4-3 shootout loss to the unbeaten Whitecourt Wolverines on Thursday, the Grande Prairie Wheelers now sit just 3 points back of Fort St. John, though they have played two more games.

The Huskies are coming off a 5-3 win over the Jr. Canucks one week ago, though on Friday they play in Dawson Creek, where they have struggled this season.  On Nov. 18th, the Huskies eked out a 2-1 win over the Jr. Canucks, in a fairly lacklustre performance.  On December 11th, the pups came out flat-footed, and never recovered from a poor first period, losing by a final score of 4-2.

The Jr. Canucks, meanwhile, have been improving with every passing game, and after a terrible start, have become a contender again.  The Canucks have climbed up to fourth place in the NWJHL standings, and desperately need points to stay ahead of Beaverlodge and Sexsmith, who both sit one point back.

On Saturday, the Huskies head on to Peace River.   It’s another great rivarly, particularly after an exciting 7-game series between the two in the league semi-finals last season.   The Navigators haven’t been their usual selves this season, though they have added a few key players, including goalie Pat Murray, as they look to become more competitive in advance of the Alberta Jr. ‘B’ Championships in Peace River March 31 – April 3.

Catch both of this weekend’s games live on Moose FM, with the puck drop scheduled for 8 o’clock both nights.