This is going to be a fun weekend for Huskies fans. The pups travel to Peace River tonight knowing that a win will clinch second overall in the league and home ice advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs. A loss and it gets a whole lot more complicated. That's because the Huskies play Whitecourt on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon here at home at the NPA. Basically the Huskies need to get 1 more point in those three games to clinch that ever important second spot in the league. As I said this is going to be fun. The Huskies have lost both games they have played in the River 4 to 2 in November and 5 to 3 in December. A part of me wants them to lose tonight just so there is something to play for when Whitecourt rolls into town. The games against Whitecourt should be epic as it would be a matchup between the two best teams in the league. The Wolverines are a phenomenal hockey team that you have to see to believe how good they are. Probably the best goalie in the league, the best overall D corp, and the best most talented and deepest group of forwards. Hence just 3 losses on the season. They have handled the Huskies pretty well this season but the pups are WAY better at home. I can't wait for Saturday. Look out for Layne Brown and Rod Lavoie. They are both sick hockey players. There are a bunch of guys on Whitecourt who are good, in fact they basically have 3 or 4 lines that would be top lines on most other teams, the Hore brothers on D as well as Darcy Charois are all names to keep your eyes on. It's going to be a lot of fun at the NPA and we need to pack that place. But let's not forget about tonight.
Tonight's game is huge. The Huskies need to shut down Gerry Young and Mitch Kohut and if they do then they will have a very good chance in this game. FSJ has won 10 of their last 12 including a win over Peace the last time these two teams met at the NPA. In fact Navigators goalie Bretton Stewart didn't see the end of the second period in that game. This should be a good one. You can hear it starting at 7:45 with the pregame as always on Moose FM.