“It’s another variation of what we’ve been working on. We’ll stretch it out a little bit more. They’re basically the same pattern you just have to work on one set to advance to another,” he says. “Our power play has been atrocious so it’s just a few little changes and a little more work on it and I think we’ll see a difference and things will open up for us.”
Alexander adds that despite the team not beating the Navigators so far this season, he is confident that the Huskies can win if they show up and play like they are capable of playing.
“I think the three games that we’ve played them and the three losses we’ve had we probably woke up to the fact that we have to play better hockey against them,” he explains. “I don’t think that Peace River really beat us ever. We gave them the games more than they beat us. They’re a good hockey team but they’re not unbeatable and these boys need to come to the realization that they can take any team when they go out with the right force and attitude each and every night.”
The Huskies will test out their new power play over two games at the North Peace Arena this weekend. Saturday they take on the Navigators at 8 p.m. and Sunday the two teams do it again at 1:30 p.m.
It’s a big weekend for the Huskies as they trail the Navs by six points. A weekend sweep would put FortSt. John back in contention for first place with just over three weeks left in the regular season.
The Huskies have also rescheduled two games that were postponed earlier this season with the Slave Lake Wolves. The Huskies will take on the Wolves on January 15 in Spirit River at 8:30 p.m., and once again on January 21 in Falher also at 8:30.