Huskies come back for 5-3 win over Fairview

The Huskies opened the scoring four minutes into the first period but Fairview responded with a power play goal just before the ten minute mark to tie the game at one.

As the second period got underway the Flyers took a 2-1 lead and appeared to be taking a firm grip on the momentum in the contest. Fort St. John wouldn’t back down as they would eventually tie the game at two but a late goal by the Flyers made things 3-2 heading into the third.

With a tie for second place on the line Fort St. John got two quick goals nine minutes into the third to take the lead for good and added an empty net goal to seal up the win.

Head Coach Gary Alexander says it was a tight game but the Huskies got the job done in the third when it mattered the most.

“It was pretty close all the way though. The teams traded quite a few chances. We struggled at moments but in the third period we had another strong period and came through with the win,” he says. “Often what happens is you score one and you keep the pressure on and you score two.”

Daimon Derouin had a great game between the pipes for the Huskies. Alexander says his game has gotten to another level in the past month.

“He had another really impressive game tonight. He just seems to be in the zone. He makes that big save when we need it to keep us in contention.”

The Flyers launched one final fury on the Huskies goal in the last minute of the third period. Alexander said it was a tense feeling with the game hanging in the balance.

“We were a little tense but we had been keeping them to the outside all night long. As long as we had the guys focused on their job it wasn’t too bad but you’re always pretty tense no matter what.”

The next game for the Huskies comes tonight as the team travels to Peace River to take on the Navigators. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show at 7:45 and the faceoff at 8 p.m.

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