Blades sharper than they appear

first_imgThe theme of goals in pairs continued in the second, as the Huskies scored another two goals in the second, with the second pair of goals being scored only 30 seconds apart and within the final minute of the second period, giving the Huskies a 5-2 lead entering the third.  Robbie Sidhu also showed why he is the league’s leader in points, entering Sunday afternoon’s game with 52 points (19 G 33 A) in 17 games. Sidhu used his speed and vision at will, distributing the puck intelligently and creatively, creating numerous scoring chances. He entered Sunday’s game coming off a six point performance in Dawson Creek Saturday evening.  – Advertisement -However, the lead wouldn’t last long, as Beaverlodge would tie the game at ones with a five-on-three power play marker of their own.  A point shot on Huskies goalie Ty Gullickson created a rebound, which was eventually located and put in the back of the net.  The goal seemed to motivate the Blades, who scored almost immediately after, cutting Fort St. John’s lead to 3-2. Advertisement The second period saw the Huskies take a significant lead. Rookie defenseman Dave Marshell, who is having an excellent season with the pups, scored roughly halfway through the second, giving the Huskies the 2-1 lead.  Tempers began to flair in the third frame, and Huskies John Apsassin would put his team on an extended penalty kill by instigating a fight with a Beaverlodge player, who wanted nothing to do with the rough stuff.  It only took 51 seconds before the Huskies scored their third goal, thanks to a beauty from Cole Calliou. Some crisp puck movement through the neutral zone, allowed Calliou to receive the puck at full speed, skating to left of the Blades zone, and shooting the puck low opposite corner for a 3-1 Huskies lead.center_img Beaverlodge would score while on that power play, then once again near the conclusion of the period. However, Huskies Captain Cody Hildebrand would also net his second goal of the game in the third, for a final score of 6-4 for the Huskies.  After the game, Huskies head coach Gary Alexander talked about how this was a different Beaverlodge team than they have played in the past, and gave credit to a team that showed much improvement.Advertisement He also talked about his starting line of Hildreband, Sidhu and Holliday, who were a force to be reckoned with. Alexander said they are an exciting line to have for the team, one that he will keep together for the time being. Fort St. John set the tone early with their starting line of Robbie Sidhu, Cody Hildebrand and newcomer Shawn Holliday. The three used their size, speed and skill to create a number of scoring chances right off the opening draw. The Huskies would score first in the opening frame, thanks to their captain, Cody Hildebrand. While on the power play, Hildebrand parked his big body in front of Blades’ goaltender Andrew Baun, eventually tipping in a Dave Marshell point shot, set up by some smart puck movement by the Huskies.  The Huskies will next hit the ice Saturday, Dec.17, when the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks head to Fort St. John. Puck drops at 8 p.m.last_img

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