The Fort St. John Huskies travelled to Fairview last night for a rare Thursday-night game, and returned home with their sixth straight win. It wasn't easy, as the Huskies went to extra time against the Flyers for the third time this season, but won 3-2. The Huskies trailed 2-0 in the first period in this game, but hung around and managed to get the win.
Braedyn Funke stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced in just his second start with the Huskies. Fort St. John increased its lead for first place to five points ahead of the Flyers and Dawson Creek Junior Canucks, who are tied for second.
The Huskies will host Dawson Creek on Saturday, November 30 at 8 p.m.
Fort St. John Huskies at Fairview Flyers
Thursday, November 28, 2019, 8:00 p.m., Fairview Arena, Fairview, Alberta
Scoring — Fairview, Rylee Hebert (Kyler Hamelin, Eric Dentinger) 2:00; Fairview, Zacheri Schlachter (Remee Richard) 3:53.
Penalties — Fairview, Deklan Whillans (cross checking, 2 minutes) 4:50; Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (slashing, 2 min.) 6:31; Fort St. John Huskies, Alex Nimmo (cross checking, 2 min.) 6:31; Fort St. John, Brady Marzocco (roughing, 2 min.) 17:34; Fairview, Morgan Marusiak (head contact, 5 min., match penalty, 10 min.) 17:34.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Aiden Tegart (Gary Loewen, Dean Whitcomb) 18:26.
Penalties — Fort St. John, Nick Loewen (cross checking, 2 min.) 3:32; Fort St. John, Oscar Burgess (elbowing, 2 min.) 3:39; Fairview, Dawson Blanchette (slashing, 2 min.) 9:22; Fort St. John, Dean Whitcomb (tripping, 2 min.) 11:38; Fairview, Thomas Dechant (tripping, 2 min.) 14:13; Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (high sticking, 2 min., game ejection, 10 min.) 14:59; Fairview Dawson Blanchette (misconduct, 10 min.) 16:57; Fairview, Thomas Dechant (hit to the head, 2 min., misconduct, 10 min.) 19:51.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Jeridyn Loewen (Jared Winkel) 15:16.
Penalties — No penalties.
Scoring — Jared Loewen (Brady Marzocco) 1:07.
Powerplay — Fort St. John (0/5); Fairview (0/6)
Goal — Fort St. John, Braedyn Funke (27/29); Fairview, Mason Ward (46/49).
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