FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – After a historic season that was capped off with a Senators Cup win, nothing would seem sweeter than the Fort St. John Huskies bringing home a provincial championship for the first time.
The club qualified for Alberta Junior B Provincial Championships after winning the North West Junior Hockey League finals last weekend and is now preparing for Alberta’s best teams.
Head coach Todd Alexander says he is excited to see how the team’s system works and how the boys are against competition they’re not used to.
“The style of hockey itself is a little bit different. There’s more possession, there’s more skill, a little bit more speed in the play,” said Alexander.
Each game in the round-robin tournament will feel like game seven of the playoffs, adds Alexander.
The coach says adjustments will be made in-game when needed, but he trusts that the current squad can handle any type of situation.
“Our preparation is basically just worrying about ourselves and playing our game, making sure that we’re doing the things that make us successful. And we’ll see where the cards lay after that. ”
The tournament takes place in Wainwright, Alta. from March 31st to April 3rd.
The full schedule can be viewed here.