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Huskies stay hot despite stretch of close games

All season long, the Huskies have found a way to not just win but to dominate, regardless of the obstacles thrown at them.
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The Dawson Creek Kodiaks kept it close through two periods, but got run over by the Huskies in the third, as Fort St. John won 5-2, November 20, 2021.

All season long, the Huskies have found a way to not just win but to dominate, regardless of the obstacles thrown at them. 

Early in the season, they had to overcome playing eight straight games on the road, having a team half made up of rookies, and not playing any games last year. 

Now, the team is dealing with a stretch of close games, where they have been tested in a way they weren’t early on. Over the past four weeks, the Huskies have gone 6-0-1, with five of those games decided by one or two goals, and three of the games going to overtime. Still, the Huskies have kept racking up wins all the same, with their record at 16-0-1 on the season. 

“We’ve faced some good goaltending lately, and it’s not always perfect for us either. But this hockey club will figure out how to adjust in a game, if certain plays aren’t working or our legs aren’t under us, we figure out ways to come out with a win,” said coach Todd Alexander. “It’s been a real pleasure to coach these guys, they are super attentive, and they receive everything in practice.”

Last weekend, the Huskies beat the County of Grande Prairie Kings 3-2 in a shootout on the road, and the Dawson Creek Kodiaks 5-2 at home on November 20. 

Despite the final score, the Huskies trailed the Kodiaks 2-0 after four minutes, but prevailed nonetheless. 

“(Alexander) always talks about mental resets, and we did a good job with that. Going down 2-0 in four minutes is tough, but the boys bounced back and played hard the rest of the game,” said goalie Tyler McArthur. 

Next, the Huskies will face the Kings at home, November 26, and the Flyers in Fairview, November 27.


Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca