Huskies looking to break skid on the road this weekend

The Fort St. John Huskies in action against the Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks in the 2015 NWJHL playoffs. Photo by Chase Charney

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies are on the road for a pair of games this weekend.

Tonight, the Huskies will be in Dawson Creek to take on the Jr. Canucks, who currently occupy first place in the NWJHL. The Huskies are currently in a three-game skid after losing a pair of close games last weekend. The Pups fell to the Fairview Flyers 2-1 on the road one week ago, and lost 3-2 in OT to Sexsmith last Saturday. Head coach Todd Alexander said that the Huskies, while having a sluggish start in the first period, were able to start battling back in the final forty minutes but were unsuccessful in capitalizing on some chances late in the game. On Saturday night, Alexander said that after missing an empty-net chance in the third period, the teams went into overtime where man-to-man coverage broke down allowing the Vipers to win. The Jr. Canucks meanwhile, are coming off a trio of wins last weekend, helped largely by a 9-point effort from Wesley Shipton.

On Saturday night, the Huskies will be in for another challenge when they head to Clairmont to take on the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings, a team the Huskies previously beat at home two weeks ago.

Alexander says that the Huskies have been working this week during practice to correct some of the issues that saw the Huskies take only one out of a possible four points last weekend.

The puck drops at the Dawson Creek Memorial Arena tonight at 8:00, and tomorrow night in Clairmont at 7:00 Fort St. John time.

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