SCOREBOARD: Fort St. John Huskies 5, Sexsmith Vipers 2

The Fort St. John Huskies dominated each facet of the game last night, beating the Vipers in Sexsmith 5-2. With the win, the Huskies move to 12-6-1, and with 25 points, are just one point back of the North Peace Navigators and three back of the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks. However, Fort St. John has two games in hand on Dawson Creek.

The Huskies led 4-0 after two periods, controlling the game every step of the way, thanks in part to Aiden Craig-Steele's hat trick. The team allowed more shots than they usually do, but Jonathan Bateman was terrific in goal, stopping 35 of the 37 pucks he faced. 

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The Huskies are back in action this weekend with a massive home and home series against the Canucks. 


Fort St. John Huskies at Sexsmith Vipers

Wed., December 5, 2018, 8:00 p.m., Sexsmith Arena

1st Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (Gary Loewen) 2:30; Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (Alex Nimmo, Gary Loewen) 17:53; Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (Matthew Apsassin) 19:59.

Penalties — Sexsmith, Eric Marchesi (elbowing, 2 min.) 8:35; Fort St. John, Aiden Tegart (hooking, 2 min.) 14:24.

2nd Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (Joel Bourgeois, Jared Loewen) powerplay, 7:47.

Penalties — Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (tripping, 2 min.) 0:20; Fort St. John, Jared Winkel (tripping, 2 min.) 0:53; Sexsmith, Jordan Lucas (interference, 2 min.) 3:18; Sexsmith, Clint Lefley (roughing, 2 min.) 6:20; Fort St. John, Joel Bouregois (boarding, 2 min.) 13:36; Sexsmith, Jordan Lucas (interference, 2 min) 19:59.

3rd Period

Scoring — Sexsmith, Blain Moskalyk (Mikal Chalifoux) 6:26; Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (unassisted) shorthanded, 10:41; Sexsmith, Mikal Chalifoux (unassisted) 14:53.

Penalties — Sexsmith, Hunter Wells (interference, 2 min.) 1:54; Sexsmith, Payton Lappenbush (roughing, 2 min.) 9:23; Fort St. John, Matthew Apsassin (roughing, 2 min.) 9:23; Fort St. John, Nolan Legace (boarding, 2 min.) 9:42; Sexsmith, Clint Lefley (tripping, 2 min.) 12:00; Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (slew foot, 2 min.) 18:14.


Goal (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Jonathan Bateman (35/37); Sexsmith, Tyson Walker (28/33), Keygon Okemow (3/3)

Power Play (goals/chances) — Fort St. John 1/6; Sexsmith 0/6.

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