Huskies continuing forward in preparation for weekend exhibition series

Players and coaches with the Fort St. John Huskies were back on the ice for practice Tuesday night. The team spent the session working on offensive zone entries, and will turn their focus to defensive play at tonight’s practice at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.

Tuesday’s skate marked the end of a physically demanding stretch for the team as they played their first exhibition game on Sunday against the Sexsmith Vipers, and followed that with a brisk team work out on Monday.

“I think the boys were pretty crisp for how hard they worked. They just played a game on Sunday and had a workout on Monday and then they’re back to practice here on Tuesday,” said assistant coach Todd Alexander. “I thought practice was pretty sharp; a lot sharper than last Thursday. That’s good to see especially when they’ve had three activities in three nights.”

With two goalies remaining in the team’s camp in Logan Edwards, and Lane Delfs, each will get a chance to showcase their skills in the Huskies two exhibition games this weekend against the Vermilion Tigers.

“I think we’ll give each guy one game each,” Alexander said. “I’m not a big believer on that goalie coming in half way through. It’s not fair to a goaltender. They never play like that in a real game so you like to give them full games if you can and there are opportunities this weekend to give each guy a full game and let them do their thing. You have a lot better evaluation that way when you can watch them for 60 minutes rather than 30 minutes each in a game.”

Alexander didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing in other goalies as the season progressed, or help at other positions with the goal of constantly improving the team. Rosters don’t need to be finalized until January 10.