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SCOREBOARD: Huskies 4, Kings 2

The Fort St. John Huskies began their weekend Friday night with a 4-2 win over the Grande Prairie Kings, moving to 17-0-1 on the season and tightening their clench on the NWJHL standings.
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Fort St. John Huskies forward Jared Winkel races to direct the puck into the net in a game against the Grande Prairie Kings, Nov. 26, 2021.

The Fort St. John Huskies began their weekend Friday night with a 4-2 win over the Grande Prairie Kings, moving to 17-0-1 on the season and tightening their clench atop the NWJHL standings.

The Huskies took full advantage of an undisciplined Grande Prairie team that racked up 54 penalty minutes through the night, with Jared Winkel, Nick Loewen, and Kurtis Lee scoring all four Huskies’ goals on the power play.

Winkel put the Huskies up 2-1 with two goals by the end of the first period, while Loewen and Lee added a goal each in the second. 

“Every night we find a way to figure things out. Tonight, the discipline was phenomenal for us and you see what happened, the power play went to work,” said Coach Todd Alexander. “It’s fun to coach right now with these guys. They’re having a whole bunch of fun and we want to keep this thing rolling.”

The Huskies travel to Fairview Saturday to face the fourth-place Flyers (9-11-1). Head-to-head, the Huskies are winning the season series against Fairview 3-0.

SCOREBOARD

Fort St. John Huskies vs. County Of Grande Prairie JDA Kings
Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, 8 p.m., North Peace Arena, Fort St. John
Attendance: 345

1st Period
Fort St. John, Jared Winkel (Brandon Modde, Kurtis Lee), power play — 15:13 
Grande Prairie, Mason Kyllo (Liam Morrow) — 7:13
Fort St. John, Jared Winkel (Kurtis Lee, Nick Loewen), power play — 3:57

2nd Period
Grande Prairie, Jaydon Gordey (Adam Morrow, Jeremy Niven), power play — 18:44
Fort St. John, Nick Loewen (Kurtis Lee), power play — 10:57
Fort St. John, Kurtis Lee (Nathan Brownlee, Chase London), power play — 2:32 

3rd Period
No scoring

Powerplay — Fort St. John (4/9); Grande Prairie (1/5)

Goalies (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Tyler McArthur (20/22); Grande Prairie, Owen Taylor (38/42)


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