FORT ST. JOHN B.C. -The Fort St. John Huskies have given the Grande Prairie Kings the lead and momentum in a race to four wins in the best seven series of the North West Junior Hockey League finals.

The Kings blanked the Huskies 2-0 on Friday, evening up the series at one game apiece.

On Sunday, the Huskies looked to bounce back after losing game two, however, the Kings had a different plan.

The Kings had a tighter game and forced the Huskies to play their style of hockey. All of the King’s goals came at even strength and after a few turnovers by the Huskies.

Huskies finally ended Cameron Beson’s shut-out streak of almost nine periods, with the team’s only goal of the game from Nathan Brownlee. 

The Kings took the 2-1 lead in the series after a 5-1 win on Sunday.

Huskies head coach Todd Alexander says he will be preparing the boys for game four with the same mentality he has all season long.

“Just at the end of the day, it’s playoff hockey. It’s up, it’s down and around, and that’s why we got to control our emotions,” said Alexander.

“We’re just going to carry on and do what we do best and just play a good brand of hockey.”

The next game is on Tuesday night in Grande Prairie, and the puck drops at 8 p.m.