Huskies home for important three game stand

The Fort St. John Huskies enter the first character-building test of the season this week.

The Huskies, 5-5-1 through 11 games in the North West Junior Hockey League season, will play the league leading Dawson Creek Junior Canucks twice before squaring off against the Beaverlodge Blades Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m.

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Coming off a dominating 7-0 performance against the Blades last Friday, the Huskies can also take comfort in the fact they are one of only four teams to beat the Junior Canucks this season.

After some penalty kill woes bogged down pups down early in the year, they have killed off 13 straight power plays and allowed just one goal in their last 19 short-handed chances.

Jonny Bateman is expected to start in net at home against Dawson Creek both on Wednesday and Friday and held the Canucks to two goals on 35 shots in his one  appearance against them this season. Bateman carries both a league best .947 save percentage and 1.88 goals against average into the home stand.

Puck drop is Wednesday, Nov. 9 at North Peace Arena at 8 p.m. and Saturday again at 8 p.m.

sports@ahnfsj.ca

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