FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies won their 14th straight game Wednesday, giving them their 32nd win of the season.
Logan Kimmie, Brandon Modde, Oscar Burgess, and Justin Brownlee each scored in the 4-1 victory against the Dawson Creek Kodiaks.
Kimmie opened the scoring midway through the first period with help from Burgess. Coor tied the game midway through the second before Modde and Burgess scored in the final two minutes to give the Huskies a 3-1 lead going into the second intermission.
Brownlee scored his fifth of the season to extend the lead to 4-1 in the third.
Goaltender Tyler MacArthur stopped 25 of 26 for the win.
Head coach Todd Alexander says his team has been super focused on what’s in front of them instead of worrying about the past.
“They do understand that if they stay neutral, then they can improve on things each and every day because they’re in the grind,” said Alexander.
“Their mentality is where it needs to be. They’re showing vast improvements on certain things that are in some spots difficult, but they seem to be a group that’s very self-motivated.”
Throughout the season, the Huskies have shown they’re a well-rounded club that isn’t solely led by star players.
“That goes to our culture and everybody that’s on this hockey club. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been here for four years or you’ve been here for a handful of months, the acceptance to be a part of this group is incredible.”
The entire group is being pushed to develop, not just the better players, Alexander notes.
“At the end of the day, we’re going to need every body that we can when we get the playoffs. And if we want to have an opportunity to get to provincials and make some noise there too, then it’s going to take 25 guys.”
The Huskies head to Peace River to play the Navigators on Saturday night before returning to the North Peace Arena to face the Fairview Flyers on Sunday.
The Huskies and Kodiaks will meet once again on February 5th in Fort St. John. The teams also met on Sunday, resulting in a 5-3 win for the Huskies.
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