For the first time this year, I missed doing a weekend round up. Apologies to our readers but life got in the way.
Where should we start. How about Fairview giving the Huskies their first loss. Or what about the fact, that approaching the midway point of the season, position 2nd to 4th in the standings is separated by a single point.
For the first time in 13 games the Huskies came out on the losing end. The Flyers were able to go into FSJ and come out with a huge shootout win. The way the team celebrated was well deserved as the Flyers competed hard for 65 minutes behind the stellar performance of 18 year old goaltender Andre Giesbrecht
For the Flyers the high of defeating the Huskies has crashed as they have lost their last three. Twice to the Kodiaks (6-2 & 10-3) and once to the JDA Kings 3-2 OT. The Flyers will look to get back in the win column when they host the 6th place Navigators on Friday.
Talking about the Navigators, we are so use to them competing at the top of the standings year in and year out. A young group of players learning the junior game, wont be long until they are back competing near the top.
As mentioned above, spots 2-4 in the standings are separated by 1 point. A team looking to make up more ground and move into that battle for 2nd are the Kodiaks. After a slow start to the season, the team is 4-1 in their last 5 contests and making more moves up the standings. They look to continue their hot streak when they host the Vipers Friday night, they will also look for revenge as they dropped Sundays contest 4-1 to the Vipers.
The Vipers are having their best season in years, mix in dedication from on and off ice personnel along with hard working players, it is an easy recipe for success. The Vipers look to fend off the Kodiaks and then will battle the Flyers at the Snakepit Saturday night in Sexsmith.
Friday night has a battle of the top two teams when the Huskies travel to take on the JDA KIngs. Both teams coming off wins to finish their weekend will do battle at Clairmont Sportsplex.
All teams are streaming games which is great to see. No its not NHL quality, but for all the people who cant make it to the rink, given the situation it is great to have. The league has announced that it will move streams over to Hockey TV soon. The move will help the teams gain exposure for its players as well as provide a little financial benifit from streaming views. Fans can sign up for Hockey TV subscription and save a bit of cash if signed up before the end of November.