|Midget Huskies (in white) vs Lethbridge White 3|
The Crowsnest/Pincher Midget Huskies played their first two games as members of the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) last weekend. On Friday evening they played their home and season opener at the Coleman rink, defeating Lethbridge White 3 by a score of 7-3. The next day they traveled to Taber, where they romped to a 14-1 win. These are tiering-round games, so the competition should (cross fingers) become a little more evenly matched once tiering is completed.
The home opener at the Coleman rink was dominated by the Huskies in all but the final period.
|Jesson Luco scoring for the Huskies in the first period against Lethbridge White 3 (in red)|
The first goal of the game and of the Huskies season was an unassisted effort by Levi Anderson at the 14:03 mark of the first period. Anderson also earned two assists in the first period and scored another unassisted goal in the second. After two games he's currently the team's leader on ice and in points, with a total of 4 goals and 4 assists. Anderson's first goal was answered by Lethbridge's Nathaniel Danserau on a power play, assisted by Luka Ferguson and Josh Onofrychuk. The Huskies kept the puck in the Lethbridge end for most of period, playing well defensively and offensively. The Huskies scored three more goals in the first, one from team Captain Craig Marshall, and one each from Midget Sam Gerrand (short handed and unassisted) and Colin Lincez (assisted by Anderson). 4-1 to end the first.
Huskies goalie Jeremy Kretz faced 31 shots over the course of all three periods. Lethbridge White 3 had two goalies, Brennan Clemens and Carson Adams, who face a total of 45 shots, letting in 7.
The biggest challenge for the Huskies in this game came from their own bench, in the form of far too many penalty minutes for far too little reason. Kieran Douglas risked having a penalty box seat named after him, when the team needs a strong player like him on the ice instead.
|Huskies goalie Jeremy Kretz|
The Huskies are scheduled to bring it to their other home rink, Pincher Creek's MCC Arena, next Saturday October 24, beginning at 6:00 pm.
|Papa Ratzi pesters Huskies fans at Coleman rink|
Pincher Creek Hockey schedules
Midget Huskies CAHL schedule