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Another winning weekend

Busy week ahead as Huskies prepare to play four games in five days
Huskies captain Caden Frenette in action against the Sexsmith Vipers Oct. 23, 2021.

The Fort St. John Huskies' hunt for top spot in the Northwest Junior Hockey continues after wins over the weekend.

Kurtis Lee had a three-point Friday, including a pair of goals, as the Huskies dropped the league-leading Grande Prairie Wheat Kings 4-1.

Ashton Underhill and Chase London added the others to round out the scoring for Fort St. John.

Jackson Powers stopped 17 of the 18 shots he faced.

The Huskies followed up Friday’s home win with a 14-4 decision on the road in Fairview Saturday.

Three different Fort St. John players had four points nights: Chase London, Brandon Modde, and Cayden Frenette – Frenette scoring twice in the game.

Kurtis Lee and Ashton Underhill also had two-goal performances.

The remainder was spread out between eight players: Modde, Nathan Brownlee, Colby Busche, Kaden Arberry, Cole Cowan, Sam Loewen, Tanner McCracken, and Zack Ryan.

Daniel Sturgeon earned the win between the pipes.

The Huskies sit in third place in the standings, one point back of Sexsmith and three behind the Wheat Kings, something Huskies’ head coach Todd Alexander believes his players take note of.

“For sure, they pay attention to that stuff. They’re young men. They’re proud of their accomplishments,” said Alexander.

“To have a look at what you’re doing. To feel good about your stats. You know, the guy that has one goal…the guy who has 16 goals. That guy is just as proud of his one goal.”

Alexander admits statistics, though, are forgotten once the team hits the ice.

“When we start to play, all of that gets thrown to the wayside. Their frame of mind is to win a hockey game and our club has been doing that, of late, on a nightly basis.”

Speaking of stats...Huskies forward Kurtis Lee has the lead in league scoring with 45 points (18 goals, 27 assists) followed by teammate Brandon Modde with 14 goals and 27 assists, good for 41 points.

In fact, Fort St. John has six players in the top 20 in scoring.

  • Cayden Frenette – 28 points (6th)
  • Ashton Underhill – 24 points (13th)
  • Chase London – 24 points (15th)
  • Colby Busche – 22 points (18th)

In goal, Jackson Powers has second-best league goals-against-average at 1.72 (.910 save percentage) while Daniel Sturgeon is third with a 1.84 average in goals against and .902 in saves.

The Huskies will have four games in the coming week, beginning at home Wednesday night (8 p.m., North Peace Arena) against the Dawson Creek Kodiaks, before hitting the road for three games in three days: Friday night in Peace River, Saturday evening in La Crete and Sunday afternoon back in Peace River.

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