Momentum hard to come by in Huskies 3-0 loss to Navigators

Head Coach Gary Alexander says players getting nicked up coupled with playing two games in less than 24 hours caught up with the team.

“We had a little fatigue set in there and a couple of injuries that didn’t help us out,” he says. “I didn’t think we played our game right off the bat. We didn’t get pucks in deep and we didn’t make them play a 200 foot game. We more or less beat ourselves; we had the goaltending we just abandoned him late in the second and that’s the way the ball bounces when you don’t put your best foot forward against a team like that you’re going to be in the background somewhere.”

The power play that was key in Saturday’s win was a struggle on Sunday as the team failed to carry through on the adjustments made in practice during the week.

“It was a lack of execution. Certainly they played well but we didn’t move the puck like we did [Saturday],” Alexander explains. “We were out of sync, we were half a step behind it seemed all night long. We just got to care free. We won last night so the attitude wasn’t there that we had the night before.”

Travis McLean was in goal for the Huskies and turned aside 29 of the 32 shots he faces in the game.

Next for the Huskies is a road game on Wednesday as they take on the Slave Lake Wolves. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show at 8:15 and the opening faceoff at 8:30 p.m. The next home action for Fort St. John comes on Saturday night as the Huskies skate with the Fairview Flyers at 8 p.m.

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