Saturday, March 14, 2009
NWJHL Final. Game 1 Tonight
Live on 100.1 Moose FM and online at moosefm.ca you can listen to Jon Zacks and I as the Huskies head to Whitecourt for a date with the Wolverines. The bus is leaving in about 2 hours and I think the coaches made the decision to leave an hour or two later than normal in part just to let the guys get some extra rest in their own beds. They will need it with the amount of hockey they have played this week. And there are still 2 more games this weekend of course. Game 1 will be tough for the Huskies but they do have a shot. Last year the Wolverines lost in the finals to the Peace River Navigators in an upset that most people didn't see coming. If there is a team that can pull off a similar upset this year it would be the Huskies. If they are to win tonight I think they will need to score about 3 or 4 goals in the first. The Wolverines haven't played in over a week so there will be some rust. No matter how hard Joey Bouchard has been working his troops there is a huge difference between a hard practice and game speed. So if the Huskies can use the adrenaline of a finals and jump on the Wolverines early they could find a way to get an early lead and hold on. Zack Blain has been very good for the last 2 months and will have to make some big saves to try and steal a game in Whitecourt. It can happen, but will it happen? We will find out tonight. Puck drops at 7 local time and Jon and I will have the pre-game show at 6:45 live in Moose Country.
Posted by Mike Feeney at 8:50 AM