The Fort St. John Huskies are hoping this weekend's home and home series against the first-place Dawson Creek Junior Canucks goes better than last time. Back on Nov. 4, the Huskies had lost four games in a row, including twice against the Canucks, when they lost on consecutive nights to Dawson Creek, 3-2 (OT) and 5-1.
The Huskies host the Canucks for the first game on Dec. 8 at 8 p.m., then head down the highway to play them again in Dawson Creek on Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Fort St. John has played well as of late despite the lingering effects of an injury-plagued November, and has put themselves in position to jump into first place with two wins this weekend. The Huskies are currently in third place with 25 points, just one back of the North Peace Navigators, and three back of the Canucks. The Huskies also have two games in hand on the Canucks.
In the four games between the two teams this season, the Huskies and Canucks have been as close as can be, with the Huskies outscoring the Canucks 12 to 11. However, it is a bit misleading as two of those games were lopsided, a 5-1 win for each team.
On the season as a whole, the Canucks are outscoring the Huskies 86 to 75, and have allowed just one more goal than Fort St. John despite having played two more games. On the leaderboard, Canucks forward Dustin Bahm leads the league with 42 points, while Huskies winger Gary Loewen is third in the league in scoring with a team-high 31 points.
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