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Tough task ahead for the Huskies

Next up on the docket for the 4-4-0 Huskies is the task of taking on the 11-1-0 Peace River Navigators, the number one team in the North West Junior Hockey League.

In their 12 games played, tied for most amount played so far, the Navigators have registered an impressive 22 points, recording only one loss so far this season. That loss came last weekend on Oct.28, to the Grande Prairie JDA Kings in a close 3-2 game.

The Huskies will have their dog dishes full for the upcoming tilt, as the Navigators hold the top ranking in goals-for, with 96, as well as goals-against with 22. In comparison, the Huskies have scored 36 goals so far this season, while allowing 41 against.

Fort St. John will not be able to pass anyone in the standings this weekend, as they currently sit in fourth with eight points, which is eight points behind the third place Whitecourt Wolverines, who have 16 points. However, the win is crucial, as fifth place Sexsmith only trails Fort St. John by a single point. The Vipers play last place Beaverlodge on Nov.4, so it’s a big game for the Huskies if they wish to maintain their fourth place rank.

Saturday’s game takes place at the Kinsmen Arena in Peace River.

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