FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies aren’t looking past the Grande Prairie JDA Kings as they prepare for the NWJHL championship series.
The Huskies are coming into the finals with some momentum on their side after a 4-2 series win against the Dawson Creek Kodiaks in the second round of the playoffs.
The Kodiaks managed to push the top-tier team to a hard-fought battle through six games.
“They gave us adversity, especially for us losing two games in a row. That was something that my group hadn’t had to go on through yet this year. So for them to respond out of that, winning back-to-back games to put the series away, I was very pleased with how everything went,” said head coach Todd Alexander.
Much like the club’s regular-season games against the JDA Kings, the Huskies went undefeated against the Kodiaks, but the Dawson Creek squad was able to bite back in the playoffs. Despite going 7-0 against the Kings in the regular season, the Huskies have to prepare for a reenergized team that made it to the playoff finals.
Alexander says the Huskies aren’t taking the Kings lightly.
“Sometimes hockey happens; it depends on the game. I’ve been to games before where we completely outplayed a team in a loss, and I’ve been at a game before we completely underplayed a team, and we won. So sometimes hockey happens the way it is.”
Game one is Wednesday, March 9th at 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.