Huskies welcome Fairview Flyers to Fort St. John tomorrow evening

The Flyers have a record of 4-3 through seven games this season. Huskies Head Coach Gary Alexander says Fairview won the season series against the Huskies last year, but he isn’t counting on a repeat of that this year. 

“I shouldn’t say they beat us; we beat ourselves against them probably every game. We would come out firing and be ahead and lose it in the last period,” he admits. “I don’t expect them to be any better of a team this year than last. They’re running in third place about the same as they were last year.”

Alexander says the team continues to work on improving their techniques throughout practice this week.

“We worked on a little more strategies. It’s a struggle this time of year; guys are coming and going and missing the odd linemate out there doesn’t help any,” he explains. “I think everything is going pretty good. They lose focus a little bit here and there and we’ve got to restart them sometimes, but I think this week has been pretty good.”

On the injury front, Goaltender Travis McLean continues to be out with a lower body injury. He had an MRI this week and the team is currently awaiting the results to determine what path to take.

In the meantime, Daimon Derouin gets the start between the pipes tomorrow night. He was solid in last weekend’s set of games against Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie. Opening faceoff tomorrow is slated for 8 p.m.