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Huskies sweep NWJHL awards

Six of eight NWJHL honours for the Fort St. John hockey club, including Coach of the Year and the prestigious Al Spence award
The Fort St. John Huskies

The Fort St. John Huskies were top dogs in the regular season and in this year's awards from the North West Junior Hockey League.

Players and coaching staff have been honoured with six out of the eight awards from the league, including Todd Alexander being named Coach of the Year on Friday.

Alexander led the club to a historic 38-3-1 record and 77 points this season, a remarkable first place finish earned after an incredible and record-breaking 35-game win streak.

His father and associate coach Gary Alexander also received this year's Al Spence Award on Friday, given to someone who has played a key role in the development of the league and its teams.

The league's Most Valuable Player award went to Kurtis Lee, who was also awarded as the league's Top Scorer for a second year in a row, with 81 points (33 goals and 48 assists).

Huskies netminder Jackson Powers was awarded Top Goaltender with 22 wins, including six shutouts, and posting a 1.71 goals against average and save percentage of .917

And Brandon Modde was named the league's Top Defenceman, who finished second in the league in scoring, with 20 goals and 57 assists.

Lucas Schuett of the Sexsmith Vipers was named Rookie of the Year, and Drew Friesen of the La Crete Lumber Barons as the league's Most Gentlemanly Player.

The Huskies are back on the ice tonight at the North Peace Arena for game one of their semi-finals against the Dawson Creek Kodiaks. Puck drops at 8 p.m.

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