Defensive play to be the difference as Huskies gear up for second round

first_imgThe series will make its way back to Fort St. John for game two Tuesday night at 8 p.m. at the North Peace Arena. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies have a tall task in front of them as they prepare to begin the second round of the North West Junior Hockey League playoffs. They’ll be taking on the Fairview Flyers, well aware of the importance of getting off to a strong start in the series.Following a light practice last night Huskies assistant coach Todd Alexander said the team won’t be holding back come game one on Saturday night in Fairview, knowing full well how a series opening win can set the tone for a series.“Game one is huge. The team that wins the first game of the series gives themselves a better opportunity to go on and get those four wins. We’re going to be geared up and either way whatever happens we know that each and every night there’s no such thing as a perfect game but we’re going to give a perfect effort,” he said.- Advertisement -Despite being swept by the Flyers in the regular season the Huskies were able to put up good numbers offensively, but keeping the puck out of their own net proved to be the biggest issue for the club.“We’ve done a good job scoring goals there against them but we definitely need to tighten it up. They’ve got a really good offence. They’re not going to panic; they’re going to come down and make plays. We’ve got to be tighter in our house. We’ve got to compete in front of our net for our goaltender so they’re not getting those easy goals,” Alexander said.The Huskies allowed six goals on four occasions with Fairview through the course of the year. The other two games the Flyers scored a total of nine goals.Advertisementlast_img

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