Despite entering Wednesday’s game coming off a dominant 7-2 home ice victory, the tables were turned in Peace River, as the Navigators looked prepared and focused for the task at hand, and executed their game plan to perfection.
The Navigators were all over the Huskies from the opening face off, outshooting the pups 45-12, with all six goals coming off the sticks of different Navigator players.
It was a tough game for Fort St. John, who allowed two goals each period, two of which resulted from Peace River power plays, and were only able to manage a limited number of quality scoring chances throughout the entire game.
The Huskies power play was also a non-factor, as the team went 0/2 with the man advantage.
Peace River played a very strong game in front of their fans, limiting the time and space of each Huskies player, playing tough, physical hockey, and even line matched in a successful attempt to shut down the Huskies’ top dogs.
As a result of the 4-1 series victory, Peace River will now face the Whitecourt Wolverines in a rematch of last years’ NWJHL playoff finals, where Whitecourt emerged victorious to be crowned league champions.
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