Huskies bite back in first win of the season

The Fort St. John Huskies broke out in a big way Saturday, as they tripled their offensive output for the season with a 6-1 over the Fairview Flyers. It was the Huskies first win of the North West Junior Hockey League season.

They travelled to Fairview as losers of their first two road games on the year, but burst out with four goals in the opening 20 minutes. Jacob Lang, Kyle Crawford Brandon Howard and Drew Fudger scored for the Huskies in the first.

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Josh Robinson added his first goal of the year and Wyatt Griffiths finished off the scoring on the power play late in the second period.

Jonathan Bateman was stellar in the Fort St. John net, as he ended the night with 45 saves.  

On Friday, the Huskies couldn’t find their scoring touch in a 5-1 loss to the defending league champion North Peace Navigators.

The Huskies got on the board first with an Adam Bowie tally, but the Navigators responded with five straight goals to earn the win.

Matthieu Fawcett made 29 saves in the loss.

The pups will return home for their next two games when they take on the Sexsmith Vipers on Saturday, Oct. 8 and then welcome the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings. 

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