Strong defensive performance leads to 3-0 win for Huskies

Head Coach Gary Alexander says that while the energy wasn’t particularly high in the game, players did their jobs effectively and hindered the Dawson Creek attack all night.

“I thought we played really well defensively. We played our position well, we clogged up the middle, we collapsed well in front of the net when they had any chances,” he says. “We kept them to the outside all night long. I didn’t think we had the best energetic game but we did really play our positions well and that paid off.”

The third line of Dayne Pedersen, Cole Calliou and Shawn Holliday were a spark plug for the Huskies all night. The Junior Canucks had issues all evening with the speed of the trio and were responsible for all three goals on the evening.

“They had a real good game. They clicked well together. Calliou was great digging out pucks. They had a really pretty little play where they popped that one goal in. Two out of the three goals for that line was a real bonus for us tonight.” Alexander states.

Scoring in order for the Huskies were Dayne Pedersen, Cole Calliou, and Shawn Holliday.

The win essentially clinches third place in the North West Junior Hockey League standings for the Huskies. The team needs one win in their final two games against either Beaverlodge or Slave Lake to officially put their stamp on the spot.

Next up for Fort St. John is a game tomorrow night as the team travels to Beaverlodge to take on the Blades. Faceoff is scheduled for 8 p.m.