Coming from a weekend off, the Fort St. John Huskies travelled to Sexsmith for their first of three games this week, and third game against Sexsmith this season. This game, unlike the first two, was close and competitive throughout.
The Huskies beat the Vipers 8-2 in their last meeting, and things appeared to be headed the same with when the Huskies broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Newcomers Cooper Wilms and Jared Winkel factored in with two points each.
However, things fell off the rails in the second period. The Vipers scored three unanswered goals, and got the game-winning goal in the third period.
The Vipers moved to 4-3 on the season and remain in third place with eight points, while the Huskies are now 2-3 in fourth place with four points.
Fort St. John Huskies at Sexsmith Vipers
Wed., October 17, 2018, 8:00 p.m., Sexsmith Arena
Scoring — Fort St. John, Dawson Phillips, Cooper Wilms (Jared Winkel, Jared Loewen) 6:55; Fort St. John, Chase Gregory (Logan Kimmie, Dawson Phillips) 7:41; Fort St. John, Geoff Dick (Jared Winkel, Cooper Wilms) 14:25.
Penalties — Fort St. John, Aiden Craig-Steele (interference, 2 min.) 15:46; Fort St. John, Geoff Dick (slashing, 2 min.) 18:41; Fort St. John, Matthew Apsassin (cross checking, 2 min.) 18:55.
Scoring — Sexsmith, Blain Moskalyk (Quinten Shofner) 10:00; Sexsmith, Mikal Chalifoux (unassisted) 11:49; Sexsmith, Ashtyn Coleman (Larry Yellowknee, Mikal Chalifoux) 15: 56.
Penalties — Sexsmith, Quinten Shofner (interference, 2 min.) 20:00.
Scoring — Sexsmith, Payton Lappenbush (Max McNeil, Mikal Chalifoux) powerplay, 7:59.
Penalties — Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (high stick, 2 min.) 1:11; Sexsmith, Daniel Forrest (interference, 2 min.) 1:40; Sexsmith, Kaleb Kelly (high stick, 2 min.) 3:27; Sexsmith, Jordan Lucas (roughing, 2 min.) 3:48; Fort St. John, Gary Loewen (roughing, 2 min.) 3:48; Fort St. John, Dawson Phillips (high stick, 2 min.) 7:02; Sexsmith, Ashtyn Coleman (tripping, 2 min.) 9:09; Sexsmith, Clint Lefley (elbowing, 2 min.)
Goal (saves/shots) — Fort St. John, Jonathan Bateman (28/32); Sexsmith, Tyson Walker (34/37)
Power Play (goals/chances) — Fort St. John 0/5; Sexsmith 1/5.
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