After the game assistant coach Todd Alexander said puck possession and puck movement was a big factor in the pups coming away with two points in the standings.
“The boys played real well tonight. We had a little bit of a shaky start for about five minutes and then we got our puck movement game going and things opened up quite a bit more for us. It goes to show you that when you control the pill and have it more than the other guys, you’re going to have more opportunities.”
One downside for the Huskies last night is that they will be without two players for their upcoming game against Grande Prairie JDA on Saturday night in Marshall Sidwell and Nick Gillies. It’s the result of two major penalties assessed with under 10 minutes to play as the game got increasingly chippy.
“You don’t really want to jump into that stuff with it’s 4-1,” Alexander stated. It’s not the game of hockey anymore. You’re trying to get that stuff out of the game. You’ve got to be careful. It’s not like we have an over abundance of bodies in there that we need a guy to sit an extra game but we’ll get it sorted out and go from there.”
Travis McLean had a strong game in net including a stellar glove save in the third to put his stamp on a great night.
“Travie played good again tonight. He played a lot more under control tonight. He wasn’t over-moving side to side which gets him into trouble sometimes. Tonight he was real calm and collected and I think even after the first goal it didn’t really affect him at all. He was a rock back there.
Scoring last night for the Huskies were Jerome Thorne, Shawn Wilson, Shane Rutherford, Shawn Wilson, and Jerome Thorne.
Next for the Huskies is a road game in Grande Prairie on Saturday night at 8:00 p.m.