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Huskies shut out Blades

Fort St. John Huskies, 2-0 after second straight win; yet to give up a goal
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Fort St. John Huskies forward Nathan Brownlee faces off against the Dawson Creek Kodiaks' Connor Quam in the season opener Sept. 22.

It was a memorable afternoon for two Fort St. John Huskies on Sunday.

Oscar Burgess scored twice in his 100th game while Daniel Sturgeon got his first shutout in the Northwest Junior Hockey League as the Huskies blanked the Beaverlodge Blades 7-0 on the road.

“If you were to break it down, I think we were a much better club in the first two periods. We were better organized with the puck,” said head coach Todd Alexander.

“In the third, they kept working and we got away from our game a little bit. They were definitely the team with more energy.”

The Blades out shot Fort St. John 21-10 in the final frame.

“That's something we'll have to look at and make sure we're closing out games properly.”

The Huskies had period leads of 3-0 and 5-0, the first two goals from Ashton Underhill and Burgess' first coming just 39 seconds apart; Colby Busche would also add two of his own after 40 minutes

Brandon Modde and Nathan Brownlee tallied in the third to close out the scoring.

The win improves the team's record to 2-0 after opening weekend.

Next up for the Huskies: another road game Friday against the North Peace Navigators before their home opener Oct. 7 versus the Grande Prairie Wheat Kings.

Puck drop on that night will be 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.

Scoring summary:

1st period:

Huskies: Ashton Underhill (Cayden Frenette, Kurtis Lee) 12:10

Huskies: Oscar Burgess (Cayden Frenette, Ashton Underhill) 12:49

Huskies: Colby Busche (Raymond Dick, Thomas Loewen) PP 19:28

2nd period:

Huskies: Oscar Burgess (Brandon Modde, Kurtis Lee) PP 9:44

Huskies: Colby Busche (Cole Cowan) 10:46

3rd period:

Huskies: Brandon Modde (Kurtis Lee) 16:06

Huskies: Nathan Brownlee (Colby Busche, Cole Cowan) 18:35

Shots on goal:

Huskies: 44 (15-19-10); Blades: 31 (2-8-21)


Huskies (Daniel Sturgeon) 31/31; Blades (Rylan Fisher) 12/17, (Owen Taylor) 25/27

Power play:

Huskies 2/6, Blades 0/5

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