The Fort St. John Huskies remain the hottest team in the Northwest Junior Hockey League after a 7-2 win in Beaverlodge Saturday night.
“I think it was a good team game for us tonight,” said head coach Todd Alexander on the bus ride home.
“There’s probably a couple of plays we’d like back where we didn’t capitalize on.”
Fort St. John outshot the Blades 47-16 and went 2-for-2 on the penalty kill.
Brandon Modde led the way on the score sheet for the Huskies with a goal and two helpers, something certainly being noticed by his coach.
“Brandon has been playing really well ever since La Crete. He started to bear down and play just the way he can play and get back to what makes him good.”
In his first seven games this season, the 20-year-old defenceman had six points. In his last nine, and since the start of the win streak Oct. 22, he has 25.
“Tonight he was just real calm. Played so confident with the puck. Never put it [the puck] in a bad spot tonight. Always healthy plays. No turnovers.”
Modde has 11 goals and 20 assists in 16 games, and slid into second place in the league scoring race Saturday night, two points behind teammate Kurtis Lee.
The Huskies (12-3-1) will play the top two teams in the league this coming Friday and Saturday – the second-place Sexsmith Vipers (16-3-0) at home, and the first-place Grande Prairie Wheat Kings (15-1-2) on the road in GP.
Huskies: Zack Ryan (Sam Loewen) 3:33
Huskies: Colby Busche (Cayden Frenette) 7:47
Huskies: Kurtis Lee (Ashton Underhill, Brandon Modde) PP 8:44
Blades: Deizel Leeet (Brayden Bissell) 19:14
Huskies: Thomas Loewen (Cole Cowan) 7:47
Huskies: Cayden Frenette (Brandon Modde) 9:23
Huskies: Brandon Modde (unassisted) 12:05
Blades: Deizel Leet (unassisted) 17:03
Huskies: Raymond Dick (Tanner McCracken, Oscar Burgess) 13:59
Shots on goal:
Huskies: 47 (15-18-14)
Blades: 16 (4-6-6)
Huskies: Jackson Powers (14/16)
Blades: Owen Taylor (18/23), Rylan Fisher (22/24)