SCOREBOARD: Fort St. John Huskies 6, Sexsmith Vipers 2

The Fort St. John Huskies hit the ice last night for their first game in more than two weeks, but if there was any rust, it couldn't be seen. The Huskies dominated the entire game, in terms of hits, shots, puck movement and energy.

"Coming out of the gate and having 50 minutes of good solid puck movement, we're pretty happy with that," said Huskies coach Todd Alexander. 

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It's even more impressive considering the team only had one practice before the game against Sexsmith. 

Aiden Craig-Steele was the star of the night for Fort St. John, with two goals and two assists. Curtis Hammond also played as an alternate player, and made his mark, getting a goal and an assist. 

With the win, the Huskies move back into first place in the NWJHL standings. 

 

Sexsmith Vipers at Fort St. John Huskies

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 8:00 p.m., North Peace Arena, Fort St. John

1st Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Joel Bourgeois (Curtis Hammond, Aiden Craig-Steele) 4:40; Sexsmith, Owen Listedge (Kaleb Kelly, Eric Marchesi) 11:46.

Penalties — Sexsmith, Larry Yellowknee (tripping, 2 min.) 17:24.

2nd Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Brady Marzocco (Gary Loewen, Jared Loewen) 0:32; Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (Nolan Legace, Gary Loewen) powerplay, 15:33; Fort St. John, Geoff Dick (Gary Loewen, Matthew Apsassin) 19:46.

Penalties —  Fort St. John, Curtis Hammond (tripping, 2 min.) 3:24; Sexsmith, Hunter Wells (tripping, 2 min.) 4:14; Fort St. John, Curtis Hammond (tripping, 2 min.) 5:32; Sexsmith, Kaleb Kelly (cross checking, 2 min.) 9:32; Sexsmith, Larry Yellowknee (interference, 2 min.) 13:12; Sexsmith, Eric Marchesi (slashing, 2 min.) 14:36; Sexsmith, Larry Yellowknee (holding, 2 min.) 15:33.

3rd Period

Scoring — Fort St. John, Curtis Hammond (Joel Bourgeois, Aiden Craig-Steele) 6:00; Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (Nolan Legace, Matthew Apsassin) powerplay, 10:50; Sexsmith, Wyatt Collins (Hunter Wells) powerplay, 15:42.

Penalties — Fort St. John, Teagan McMullen (elbowing, 2 min.) 0:17; Fort St. John, Cooper Wilms (tripping, 2 min.) 6:22; Sexsmith, Kaleb Kelly (goaltender interference, 2 min.) 10:41; Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (high sticking, 2 min.) 12:45; Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (elbowing, 2 min.) 15:18; Sexsmith, Thomas Lavalley (kneeing, 2 min.) 17:24; Sexsmith, Ashtyn Coleman (slashing, 2 min.) 19:24.

 

Powerplay — Fort St. John (2/9); Sexsmith (1/6)

Goal (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Jonathan Bateman (23/25); Sexsmith, Tyson Walker (25/31)

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

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