On Friday evening February 5 Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies hosted the Red Deer Chiefs at the MCC Arena in Pincher Creek. The Midgets looked strong coming out of the first period, eking a small lead, but the Chiefs tied the game in the second. Both teams scored a single goal in the third period, and the game ended in a 4-4 draw. The next day the Huskies again hosted the Chiefs, this time at the Coleman rink. The Chiefs won that encounter 5-2.
Huskies #17 Eligh Big Bull scored the first goal of the game in Pincher Creek just over a minute in, assisted by #11 Jesson Luco. The Huskies didn’t keep this lead for long however, as Chiefs #18 Tristyn Zarubiak scored a goal within a minute later. With 12:17 on the clock Big Bull scored his second goal of the game, assisted again by Luco and also by #9 Nick Jordan. The Huskies defended their lead throughout the second half of the period.
The Chiefs turned the tide in the second period. With 12:16 left in the second period, #15 Austin Price scored a goal unassisted, tying the game. Six minutes later, Price would score another goal on a power play, assisted by #2 Braiden Michnik. The Chiefs kept this lead until the final minutes of the period, when #23 Craig Marshall scored the Huskie’s third goal, assisted by #18 Austin Kristjanson and #10 Chase Snider.
With 16:56 on the clock in the third period #20 Keiran Douglas scored a goal for the Huskies during a power play, assisted by #4 Tyson Goodreau, and Nick Jordan. However, the Chiefs #7 Nicholas Scott tied the score up a few minutes later, assisted by #4 Curtis Hallman, and the score stayed there at 4-4 until the end of the game.
“Some of the boys played hard hockey tonight,” said Huskies Head Coach Kent Goodreau after the game. “We didn’t play sixty minutes, and it cost us. We’ve got to play with intensity. When this team plays with intensity they’re a whole different team. In this tier (Tier 1 in the CAHL) there’s not a weak team where you can take time off and expect to beat em. We’ve proven that.”
The next day the Chiefs Red Deer defeated the Huskies 5-2 in a game held at the Crowsnest Sports Complex Arena in Coleman.