SCOREBOARD: Fort St. John Huskies 6, County of Grande Prairie Kings 4

It wasn't pretty by any means, but in the Huskies' first game after the two-week Christmas break, the team beat the County of Grande Prairie Kings 6-4 at home to extend their winning streak to five games. 

The Huskies gave up a 3-1 lead in the second period, but were never really in danger of losing the game. They outshot the Kings 51-29 and controlled the pace. Still, rust from the break was evident, and it took the team the full 60 minutes to shake it off and look fully themselves. 

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Gary Loewen, Jared Winkel and Alex Nimmo all led the team in scoring with two points each. The Huskies will host the Sexsmith Vipers tonight at 8 p.m., and should be a little sharper from the get-go after last night's battle.

 

County of Grande Prairie Kings at Fort St. John Huskies

Friday, January 3, 2020, 8:00 p.m., North Peace Arena

1st Period

Scoring — Grande Prairie, Bailey Hartman (Justin Rudyk, Kyle Chalifoux) 11:37; Fort St. John, Dean Whitcomb (Joel Bourgeois, Jared Winkel) 19:11; Fort St. John, Logan Kimmie (Nick Loewen, Nils Nemec) 19:37.

Penalties — Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (tripping, 2 min.) 1:27; Grande Prairie, Blake Gillingham (tripping, 2 min.) 2:38; Grande Prairie, Tyler Bueckert (tripping, 2 min.) 13:17.

2nd Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Jared Winkel (unassisted) 1:11; Grande Prairie, Geoff Dick (Keaton Mercredi, Brody Thomson) 2:53; Grande Prairie, Blake Gillingham (Darby Berg, Rylen Kleist) 5:31; Fort St. John, Ivan Jasbec (Dawson Phillips, Conrad Wiebe) 7:52.

Penalties — Fort St. John, Dean Whitcomb (tripping, 2 min.) 9:38; Grande Prairie, Justin Rudyk (high sticking, 2 min.) 11:56; Fort St. John, Connor Kindrat (slashing, 2 min.) 11:56; Fort St. John, Aiden Tegart (tripping, 2 min.) 12:17.

3rd Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (Gary Loewen, Jeridyn Loewen) 9:11; Grande Prairie, Tanner Davy (Blake Gillingham, Justin Rudyk) powerplay, 12:32; Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (Alex Nimmo, Brady Marzocco) 16:04.

Penalties — Fort St. John, Oscar Burgess (hit to the head, 2 min., misconduct) 6:21; Grande Prairie, Darby Berg (hooking, 2 min.) 9:30; Grande Prairie, Tyler Bueckert (roughing, 2 min.) 10:37; Fort St. John, Alex Nimmo (cross checking, 2 min.) 10:37; Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (roughing, 2 min.) 10:37; Grande Prairie, Kyle Chalifoux (holding, 2 min.) 13:10; Grande Prairie, Blake Gillingham (slashing, 2 min.) 20:00.

 

Powerplay — Fort St. John (0/3); Grande Prairie (1/5)

Goal (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Tyler McArthur (25/29); Grande Prairie, Cameron Beson (45/51)

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca.

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