FORT ST. JOHN B.C.- The Fort St. John Huskies have begun their playoff run with a dominant 3-0 win over the Dawson Creek Kodiaks on Thursday.
The Huskies looked a little rusty coming off of their bye week, with the Kodiaks in good shape for the first eight minutes of the game.
The Mile Zero club seemingly ran out of gas late in the period as the Huskies gained their footing and opened up scoring with two goals from Jared Winkel and Alex Nimmo.
There was no scoring in the second period, and then in the third, Kurtis Lee scored to secure the win to start the second-round North West Junior Hockey League playoff series.
All of the Huskies’ goals were on the powerplay.
Huskies goaltender Tyler McArthur was a brick wall, stopping all 21 shots he faced.
“Obviously, they’re going to be on our end, but I always think to myself, stay calm,” said McArthur.
Game two is in Dawson Creek on Friday. The puck drops at 8 p.m.
Huskies: Jared Winkel (Kurtis Lee, Alex Nimmo) – 10:59 PP
Huskies: Alex Nimmo (Jared Winkel, Brandon Modde) – 17:57 PP
Huskies: Kurtis Lee (Jared Winkel, Cayden Frenette) – 4:48 PP
Shots on goal:
Huskies: 23 (11-5-7)
Kodiaks: 21 (13-5-3)
Huskies: Tyler MacArthur (21/21)
Kodiaks: Corey Ross (20/23)