Huskies look to extend winning streak against Grande Prairie tonight at home

Jacob Lang (4) and Wyatt Griffiths bring the heat to Sexsmith netminder Tyler Boe on October 11th. File Photo by Chris Newton

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are back on home ice tonight when they host the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings.

The Huskies are coming off a pair of wins, including a 4-2 win against the Sexsmith Vipers in their home opener last Saturday night. The game should be a test for the Pups, as the Kings are sitting in 2nd in the NWJHL with 4 wins and 1 loss, which happened last Friday night against the 1st place Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks.

Huskies head coach Todd Alexander says that though the Huskies are coming off the win against Sexsmith, the team has been doing some fine-tuning of various aspects of their game, including a video session of last Saturday’s game. Alexander says that tonight’s game against Grande Prairie won’t be easy, as the team has a large pool of talent to draw from.

The Huskies will need to do the best job possible of shutting down the JDA Kings’ top line of Darrel Hewko, Joel Wamsteeker, and Zach Bennett, who sit 4th, 6th and 7th in the league in scoring. Rather than matching lines, Alexander added that though one or two lines might be out there trying to shut down Grande Prairie’s top line, the onus will be on the team as a whole.

The Huskies take to the ice for the warm-up at the North Peace Arena at 7:30 this evening. The puck drops at 8 o’clock.

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