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SCOREBOARD: Huskies 9, Flyers 1

The Fort St. John Huskies took care of the Fairview Flyers last night with ease, winning 9-1 in their home opener.
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Huskies forward Raymond Dick puts a shot on net during Fort St. John's 9-1 win over Fairview, October 22. Dick had two goals in the game.

The Fort St. John Huskies were finally at home Friday night after playing their first eight games on the road, and they didn't disappoint their loyal fans.

The Huskies beat the Fairview Flyers 9-1, and improved their record to 9-0 on the season. 

"I thought we played pretty sharp tonight, moved the puck well and played really fast. With the circumstances, not playing at home in two years, we had to try and keep the energy down a little because guys were so fired up," said coach Todd Alexander. 

It was the Huskies first game at the North Peace Arena since March 2020. 

Raymond Dick led the team with 4 points (2 goals, 2 assists), while Alex Nimmo had 3 points and 2 goals as well. Nick Loewen added 3 points of his own. 

The team relished playing at home, and will get a chance to do the same tonight when they host the second place Sexsmith Vipers at 8 p.m.

"It was awesome. It's great to see everyone in the crowd again, and have that energy. That's part of the fun at this level, and we love playing in front of them," Alexander said. 

SCOREBOARD

1st Period
Fort St. John, Tanner McCracken (Cole Cowan, Nick Loewen) — 9:22
Fort St. John, Raymond Dick (Conrad Wiebe, Alex Nimmo) — 11:14
Fort St. John, Nick Loewen (Justin Brownlee) —12:37
Fort St. John, Justin Brownlee (Cole Cowan, Nick Loewen) — 15:24

2nd Period
Fort St. John, Raymond Dick (Brandon Modde, Conrad Wiebe) — 0:40
Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (Raymond Dick, Conrad Wiebe) — 4:01
Fort St. John, Thomas Loewen (Conrad Wiebe, Raymond Dick) — 8:13

3rd Period
Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (Tanner McCracken) — 11:27
Fairview, Cale Fox (Landon Sather) — 17:29
Fort St. John, Kurtis Lee (Cayden Frenette) — 17:46

Powerplay
Huskies 0/7
Flyers 0/7

Shots
Huskies 39
Flyers 23

Goalies
Fort St. John, Tyler McArthur 22/23
Fairview, Mason Ward 29/38, Andre Geisbrecht 1/1


Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca