Friday, Nov.18, the fifth-placed Huskies, who begin the weekend with a record of 4-7-0-0, will play from the comfort of their North Peace Arena as they welcome the NWJHL’s last placed team, the Beaverlodge blades. The Blades currently hold a record of 2-12-0-1, but only trail the Huskies by three points, so it’s a big game in the standings if Fort St. John wants to gain separation from the bottom of the league.

Saturday, the sled dogs will board their bus and head 202 kilometres southeast to Sexsmith, in an attempt to charm the 4-8-0-1 Vipers. Sexsmith currently sits one point ahead of Fort St. John in the standings with 9 points in 13 games.

The day of rest will provide no relaxation for the Huskies, as Sunday the boys will be back home and will play host to the unstoppable force that is the Peace River Navigators. The Navigators currently sit atop the NWJHL standings with an impressive record of 14-2-0-0, registering 28 points in 16 games. The Huskies will have to pay close attention to defence for this particular match-up, as the Navigators’ roster contains three of the league’s top five scorers.

Wins are of the utmost importance this weekend for the Huskies if they wish to pass Sexsmith in the standings. Sexsmith plays twice, once against the Huskies, and once against the Whitecourt Wolverines. For the Huskies to pass the Vipers, they will need to win at least two games, including the game between Fort St. John and Sexsmith.

Friday’s weekend opening game will go down tonight at the North Peace Arena, with the puck dropping at 8 p.m.