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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies, sitting at the top of the NWJHL mountain, will look to continue their scoring ways against a pair of top-ranked teams this weekend.

On Friday, the Huskies will be in Fairview for their first matchup against the third-place Flyers. The one win, one loss Flyers are coming off a 2 – 0 win last weekend against the North Peace Navigators, and they host the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings tonight at 8 p.m.

On Sunday, the Huskies’ season-long eight-game road stretch continues as they head to Sexsmith for an afternoon tilt with the Vipers. With two wins, but fewer goals scored, the Vipers sit right on the heels of the Huskies in the standings. The Vipers edged the Dawson Creek Kodiaks 2 – 1 last weekend.

The Huskies have shown their ability to score enough goals to win games, averaging five goals per game while only giving up three. Seven of the top ten scorers in the league belong to the Huskies, and with so many threats to score, shutting them down will be a difficult task.

Where coach Todd Alexander wants to see progress is in the Huskies’ discipline. The dogs have amassed 56 penalty minutes (PIM) in just two games. By comparison, the Vipers have only 22 PIMs and the Flyers have 26.

“Discipline is not a word, it’s who we need to be. Moving forward, we will get better at it, as it can cost you games,” said coach Alexander.

The Huskies will move into their familiar home at the North Peace Arena starting next week, and the first home game will be Friday, October 22nd against the Fairview Flyers.

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