Huskies take it to Vipers with 15-3 rout

Fort St. John opened the scoring 4:40 into the first period as Jordan Gies found the back of the net. His goal was one of seven in the frame for the team as they lead 7-0 after one.

The second period was more of the same with Fort St. John adding to their count with five more goals. Sexsmith was able to put themselves on the board during the period as the Huskies led 12-1 after 40 minutes.

With the game well in hand the Huskies added three more goals while Sexsmith responded with two to make the final 15-3.

Head Coach Gary Alexander confesses it wasn’t a great game to witness because of the lopsided score, but was happy with how his team performed on the ice compared to some of their recent efforts.

“It wasn’t a great game to watch but I thought we played a little more disciplined hockey. We did all the little things right,” he says. “We moved the puck better, we skated a lot better than we have in the last half dozen games. Maybe not a lot of competition but I think a lot of the reason was we played so much better too.” 

The loudest cheers of the evening were reserved for goaltender Austin Craig who was in the back up role in place of Daimon Derouin. Craig got to take part in the final six minutes of the game after Travis McLean was pulled as a precautionary measure after a collision in front of the goal.

“Austin has stood in for us for three of four games now and Travis tweaked his knee so we thought it would be a great time to give Austin a couple of shots,” Alexander explains. “The boys supported him pretty good and brought their game back a bit more on the defensive end. He made a couple of big stops and nice plays. It was great.”

Scoring for the Huskies were Jordan Gies (3), Jordan Harder (4), Cayle Bell (2), Cole Calliou, Brighton Campbell (2), Tyson Glass, Shawn Holliday, and Daylen Pearson.

The Huskies next game comes on Wednesday as they take on the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks on the road at 8 p.m. The game can be heard on Moose FM with the pregame show beginning at 7:45.

 

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