Huskies looking to even season series with Vipers

Fort St. John will be looking to even the season series with the Vipers, as the two teams have squared off three times already this season, with the Vipers leading that series 2-1.

Game one took place back in October, when the Huskies suffered a 5-4 loss to the Vipers in the comforts of the North Peace Arena.

The Vipers took a 2-0 season series lead mid-November in Sexsmith, when the team earned a 3-2 come-from-behind win, scoring three unanswered goals in the third.

Fort St. John earned their first victory over the Vipers on December 6 at home, when the two teams squared off in an offensive barn-burner, with the Huskies emerging victorious 6-5, courtesy of a Daylen Pearson power-play game winner.

Despite the familiarity between the two teams, the Huskies may experience a somewhat new opponent this weekend, as the Vipers recently announced the firing of head coach Neil Magill, citing a need for motivation on the ice, as well as to implement some changes within the organization.

This game is also a significant one for the Huskies in the standings, as the seventh place team only trails sixth place Beaverlodge by two points.

Game four between the Huskies and the Vipers will hit the North Peace Arena ice Saturday evening, with the puck drop taking place at 8 p.m.

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