Huskies top Kodiaks 3-1 on First Responder Appreciation Night

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Huskies faced their toughest challenge of the regular season so far, battling the Da…

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Huskies faced their toughest challenge of the regular season so far, battling the Dawson Creek Kodiaks at home for First Responder Appreciation Night.

Fort St. John firefighter Adam Horst was recognized at centre ice before the game. Horst played for the Huskies from 2005 to 2007 as well as the Fort St. John Flyers before becoming a firefighter.

The game got going with the Kodiaks maintaining pace with the Huskies, closing the period out scoreless with a slight edge in shots to the Huskies.

The second period was where all the action was. Chase London got a quick power play goal and Conrad Wiebe doubled the lead less than a minute later.

The Kodiaks responded and took control of the game in the second half of the period, but were only rewarded with one goal from Markus Ruehl.

A nifty passing play in the dying seconds of the period saw Kurtis Lee get his 9th goal of the season to put the Huskies up 3-1, and that’s how things would end.

The Kodiaks outshot the Huskies 27-24, the first time that’s happened in as long as coach Todd Alexander could remember.

Jackson Powers got the win in the net, his second of the season, stopping 26 of 27 shots he faced for an impressive .963 save percentage.

The Huskies are right back in action tonight against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings at 8 p.m. The Huskies will be auctioning off the game-worn pink jerseys.

A portion of the gate, half the 50/50 total and the profits from the pink jerseys will be donated to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation Cancer Treatment Fund.

Check out the Huskies Facebook page for more information.

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