The Fort St. John Huskies will be in desperation mode this weekend as their NWJHL semi final series resumes with the North Peace Navigators. After losing the first two games of the best of seven in Peace River the Huskies will need to take advantage of playing at home if they want to avoid a sweep, or going back on the road down 3-1.

To do that the underdog Huskies will need to do something that hasn’t happened to the Navigators all season – make the club lose two games in a row.

It’s a tall task in front of the team but they haven’t been letting the pressure get to them in their practices this week.

“They’re pretty light, I don’t think anybody is stewing about it at all,” said head coach Gary Alexander. “I think they realize that they have two games at home to improve on their effort and try to get back in the series.”

Effort will be key for the club over the next two games especially when it’s allowed the Huskies to hang with the NWJHL’s best in the regular season when they put in the hard work that’s required on a nightly basis.

“They have to come out and start that right off the first puck drop and carry that on for three periods,” Alexander stated. “When we do that we’ve had really good success and when we don’t we have the opposite.”

Game three and game four of the series will be at the North Peace Arena. Both games have 8 p.m. starts.