Where has the time gone. Seems like just yesterday the puck was dropped on the NWJHL season, and now we are into December and teams have or are nearing the half way point of the season.
The Huskies are 10-0-0 in their last ten and have started to gain ground on the top place Vipers & Wheat Kings. After a 4-2 win over the Wheat kings the Huskies moved to 5 points back of the Vipers with 3 games in hand.
The Vipers went 1-1 last weekend with a loss to the Huskies and beating the Navigators, the team welcomed new goaltender Tye Georgeson after the team had Casey Johnson move to the USPHL and Ethan Barron move to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the JR. A NOJHL. In a facebook post, the Vipers expressed how excited they were for the two goaltenders, moving up to the next level of Junior hockey.
The Wheat Kings continue to rank in the top 3 of Alberta JR. B teams as per Mark Berry https://twitter.com/mfberry60/status/1597449837011955712 the team will look to bounce back after a loss to the Huskies when they travel to Beaverlodge to battle the Blades, last time these teams met the Wheat Kings won 7-3. The Wheat Kings will host the Kodiaks the following day for their final game of the weekend.
The league is starting to show its top 4 and bottom 4 as the Kodiaks continue to separate themselves from the Blades. The Blades will try and keep pace when they battle the Wheat Kings and the Flyers this weekend.
For the Flyers, they need those W's. To stay in the playoff hunt, look for them to have strong games against the Kodiaks and the Blades.
Starting out slow, the Navigators have started to ramp up and take some W's of their own. They recently took a game from the Vipers and have been in a lot of close games this season. They will look for a strong weekend against the Huskies when they travel to Fort St. John for two games.
Its another homestand for the Lumber Barons, this time they welcome the Vipers up to La Crete for two games.
All streams for the games this weekend can be found at Hockey TV. If you haven't made it out to a home game for your local team, check out a game, the NWJHL is more competitive now than it has ever been.