Monday, February 23, 2009

Huskies Game 1

Sorry about the delay in posting. Getting internet signals in Slave Lake was like getting a

Game 1 Huskies 4 - Slave Lake 1

The Huskies played a pretty good road game in game one. They were very tight in their own end and for the most part they handled the very physical nature of the Wolves game plan. Slave Lake kept it close though thanks to some good goaltending and some bad finishing from the Huskies. The special teams battle really told the story of the game. The Wolves were 1 for 8 on the PP but they had 3, 5 on 3 advantages during the game. They scored on the third to make it 3 to 1 at that point. The Huskies were 2 for 5 on the PP and despite being shorthanded for the last 7 minutes of the game they managed to hold on and a Payden Wongstedt short handed empty netter sealed the 4 to 1 victory. The Huskies will be happy with the defensive effort because they were missing Brandon Smith and Cash Brinkworth on the back end. They were also missing Kole Norris who had expected to make the trip but is still suffering some issues related to a concussion he received the weekend before in Peace River. Zack Blain continued to play well in goal and Jon Spence was excellent. The one issue for the Huskies continues to be discipline. You just have to find a way to stay out of the box in the pastseason.

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