Thursday, November 3, 2016

A tier topping start to the season for Midget Huskies

Midget Huskies vs Taber Oil Kings
Chris Davis - Pincher Creek's Midget Huskies are sharing the top of the Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL) tier 4, essentially tied with Cochrane and Fort Macleod, each at five wins and one loss as the end of the CAHL tiering round approaches.  The Huskies' sole loss was to Nanton, which was also their first game of the season.  Nanton currently has a record of 3 wins and 3 losses.  Since then the Huskies defeated Warner 6-1, defeated Taber 8-5, defeated Indus 9-2, defeated High Country 7-0, and defeated Bow Island/Foremost 4-1.  They have two more tiering round games this weekend, the first on home ice at the MCC on Friday evening November 4, starting at 7:45.  On Sunday November 6 they're scheduled for an away game against Picture Butte.

Midget Huskies vs Taber Oil Kings
The Huskies dominated the first half of their home game against Taber's Oil Kings on October 21.  They scored 4 unanswered goals in the first period.  Each team scored twice in the penalty-laden second period.  Taber outscored the Huskies 3-2 in the third, but it was too little too late.  The Huskies won it 8-5.  42 minutes in penalties for the Huskies in this game and 40 for Taber.  Huskies #10 Chase Snider was the the outstanding player of the game, earning 6 points for his 6 assists.  The Huskies dominated offensively with 52 shots on Taber's net compared to 33 on their own.  Taber goalie Trey Ross deserves some credit for preventing the game from turning into a complete rout.

On October 22 the Huskies had a road game against Indus.  The Huskies clearly dominated that one, winning it 9-2.  Huskies #12 Colby Snider was tops in points, earning 4 for his assists.

Midger Huskies vs High Country
The Huskies hosted High Country at the MCC on Saturday October 29 and romped to an easy 7-0 win.  The shots on net tally was almost the same, 35 of them against Huskies goalie Tyson Goodreau and 34 of them against High Country's two goalies.  A tip of the hat to Goodreau, who is performing well in the Huskies net after stepping up to literally fill the void.  A nod also to the Huskies' sharpshooters, who made their efforts count.

On Sunday October 30 the Huskies were on the road again, defeating the Bow Island/Foremost Rebels 4-1.  44 shots on the Rebels' net, 25 on the Huskies' net.

Here's a current snapshot of the Huskies' stats from the CAHL website:

As you can see, everyone on the team is stepping up, except for that Minor Bench fella.

This Friday November 4 the Huskies will bring it back home again for what is likely to be an intense game against Fort Macleod, starting at 7:45 pm.  Both teams are atop the tier 4 standings, so this one really counts.

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