Clinching first place on Wednesday didn't keep the Huskies from playing as if they hadn't clinched first place in last night's 5-2 win in Fairview. The Huskies have played mostly tight, one-goal games in Fairview this season, but last night they took an early 3-0 lead and held on for the win, their 12th in a row.
Braedyn Funke was solid in net, getting his second win since returning from injury. The team spread the scoring around, as Jared Winkel, Dean Whitcomb, Jeridyn Loewen and Jared Loewen all tied for the team-lead with two points each.
The Huskies will be back at it tomorrow in Dawson Creek at 3 p.m. to take on the Canucks.
Fort St. John Huskies at Fairview Flyers
Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:00 p.m., Fairview Arena, Fairview, Alberta
Scoring — Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (Jared Loewen) 18:19.
Penalties — Fairview, Eric Dentinger (hooking, 2 min.) 1:10; Fort St. John, Brady Marzocco (hooking, 2 min.) 9:39; Fort St. John, Team Penalty (too many men, 2 min.) 14:04.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Dean Whitcomb (Jeridyn Loewen, Jared Winkel) 0:19; Fort St. John, Jared Loewen (Jeridyn Loewen, Dean Whitcomb) powerplay, 8:03; Fairview, Cale Fox (Rylee Hebert, Thomas Dechant) powerplay, 11:27; Fort St. John, Jared Winkel (Cayden Frenette) 17:24.
Penalties — Fairview, Remee Richard (interference, 2 min.) 1:26; Fort St. John, Nick Loewen (holding, 2 min.) 3:14; Fairview, Dillon Wagner (boarding, 2 min.) 6:45; Fairview, Hunter Harrison (roughing, 2 min.) 7:57; Fort St. John, Connor Kindrat (high sticking, 2 min.) 10:02; Fort St. John, Teagan McMullen (tripping, 2 min., misconduct, 10 min.) 11:27.
Scoring — Fort St. John, Nils Nemec (Nick Loewen, Logan Kimmie) 11:19; Fairview, Zacheri Schlachter (Kyle Cairns, Eric Dentinger) 15:04.
Penalties — Fairview, Noah Ross (interference, 2 min.) 0:35; Fairview, Cale Fox (interference, 2 min.) 4:03; Fort St. John, Jeridyn Loewen (hooking, 2 min.) 12:54.
Powerplay — Fort St. John (1/6); Fairview (1/6)
Goal — Fort St. John, Braedyn Funke (25/27); Fairview, Mason Ward (37/42).
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