Huskies claim fourth place with fourth straight win

On Friday, Oct. 28, the Huskies played host to long-time rival Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, out shooting Dawson Creek 48-27, sending the Junior Canucks home with a 6-2 loss to think about. A big part of the Huskies win was their power play, which went 6/15, producing all of the Huskies goals.

The game began with Fort St. John opening the scoring about halfway through the first period, thanks to a particular rookie having a very productive first year with the club. Dave Marshell scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play from Jordan Gies and Robbie Sidhu, and now leads all rookies with 11 points.

Just as the first period was coming to an end, the Huskies again, found themselves with the man advantage. With only 53 seconds left in the opening frame, Robbie Sidhu scored a power play marker, giving the Huskies a 2-0 lead heading into the second.

The second period was tied with regards to scoring, as both the Huskies and Junior Canucks each scored twice to conclude the second period with a 4-2 Huskies lead. Brighton Campbell scored 6:39 into the second, while Robbie Sidhu scored his second of the night with 56 seconds left in the period. Both Campbell’s and Sidhu’s goals were scored with the man advantage.  

The third period could be described as, eventful. The period had Fort St. John score twice, with goals coming from Jamie Watson, which was assisted by Dave Marshell. Blair Karasiuk, another rookie on the team, scored the Huskies sixth and final goal. Both goals were once again scored with the man advantage, giving the Huskies the final 6-2 victory.

Although, the penalty filled period wasn’t highlighted by two Huskies goals, but a slew of fights which broke out at 10:29 in the final frame.

Over 100 minutes of penalties were handed out in the third period alone, with two Huskies player, Robbie Sidhu and Jesse Newton receiving fighting majors. The brew-ha-ha broke out after Huskies goaltender Travis McLean was the recipient of some serious contact, which resulted in him having to leave the game.

The game would eventually end with a 6-2 win for the Huskies and despite numerous third period penalties and a fighting ejection, Robbie Sidhu has a stellar game, registering 2 goals and 2 assists, to bring his team lead in points to 22 (10 goals, 12 assists).

Another positive to be taken from this game is the Huskies play with the man advantage. In their past two games, the Huskies have scored 10 goals on the power play.

The now 4-4 Huskies have a serious test ahead of them next weekend, as on Saturday, Nov.5, the Huskies will travel to Peace River, to take on the 10-0 Navigators.