Huskies beat Jr. Canucks on Friday, fall to JDA Kings on Saturday

Brandon Howard puts the puck past Dawson Creek netminder Drew Friesen. Photo by Bob Legasse Photography

DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies played a pair of games over the weekend.

On Friday, the Huskies visited the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks, the top team in the NWJHL. While Dawson Creek went up 1-0 in the first, the Huskies scored a trio of goals in the second, with Adam Bowie and Brandon Howard both scoring on the powerplay, and Jared Lowen scoring even strength to put the Pups up 3-1. Geoff Dick and Jarod Lang each tallied a pair of assists, while Howard and Shawn Wilson assisted Lowen. In the third, the Jr. Canucks managed to get back within 1 early, before Gary Loewen was helped by Howard and Jacob Lang in getting some insurance for the Huskies, who won 4-2.

Sadly, the Huskies were not able to repeat on Saturday night in Clairmont against the JDA Kings. After 50 minutes, Grande Prairie led 2-0. Jarod Lang brought the Dogs to within one with 6:31 left in the third. Unfortunately, when the Huskies pulled Jonathan Bateman for the extra attacker, the JDA Kings had deadly aim in icing the puck, scoring a pair of empty-net goals to seal the deal.

The Huskies are back in action next Friday night when the league’s basement Beaverlodge Blades visit the North Peace Arena. Puck drop is at 8:00 p.m.