FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Those in attendance for game two between the Fort St. John Huskies and Fairview Flyers got their money’s worth and then some last night. The contest had everything one could ask for in a hockey game and in the end it was the Huskies coming out on top with a 7-6 double overtime win to tie the best of seven semifinal series at one.Fort St. John had a difficult start to the game as they were badly outshot over the opening 20 minutes at 12-4, however a late goal kept them on equal footing at one a piece.The late tally seemed to spark the legs of the Huskies after the intermission as they scored twice in a 38 second span early in the second. Down by two the Flyers kept skating hard and three unanswered goals over the final 17 and a half minutes put them up one heading to the third period.- Advertisement -Over the final 20 minutes the teams went back and forth. Fort St. John successfully killed off a five on three Fairview power play and used the momentum to take the lead late at 6-5. In what could have been an emotionally crushing turn of events the Flyers tied the game at six with under a second left after a scramble in the crease to force overtime.Despite surrendering the late goal the Huskies would not feel sorry for themselves. The first overtime period solved nothing, but in the second extra period a seeing eye shot from the point by Lou Giesbrecht found it’s way into the Fairview goal to give Fort St. John the big win.Huskies assistant coach Todd Alexander said with the momentum changing throughout the contest it would have been easy for his squad to fold up shop, however they kept plugging away and were rewarded for their work.Advertisement “There was a lot of good battles going on out there. We could have let that one get away from us but we just found ways to score goals tonight and we came out on top,” he said.With a young squad some of the Huskies inexperienced players struggled in game one, but Alexander gave props to them in game two for having a strong turnaround which showed up on the score sheet with plenty of secondary scoring.“We’ve got some good young talent over here that can score goals. That first game was a real learning lesson for us especially for a lot of our young guys who haven’t been in a semifinal. After that first game they had to amp their game up and they definitely brought a better game,” he said.Scoring for the Huskies were Jordan Harder, Cayle Bell (2), Lucien Serban, Josh Robinson, Ryan McDonald, and Lou Giesbrecht.Advertisement While six goals against may seem like a lot, each of them was hard earned by Fairview. Brody Nelson had another strong outing as he made 48 saves, including a number of clutch stops on the five on three penalty kill in the third period.Game three between the clubs will be in Fairview tomorrow night at 8:30. The series will return to Fort St. John for game four at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This is music that might make you want to say, “Ooo eee, ooo ah ah, ting tang, walla walla bing bang.” The annual “Music for Ghosties, Ghoulies & Goblins” concert is coming Saturday to the Mt. San Antonio College’s Recital Hall. It’s billed as an evening of seasonal music that is fun and spooky for the entire family. The trio of Gary Toops, pianist and organist, soprano Melissa McIntosh Landis and tenor Phil Gold will sing selections from “Wicked” and “The Wizard of Oz” and Halloween favorites including “Monster Mash” and Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue,” often associated with the Phantom of the Opera. “It’s kind of focused around the organ as an instrument that’s associated with Halloween,” said Toops of the performance. “It’s a mix of serious and lighthearted music.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The music won’t only come from the stage. During a portion of the concert, audience participation will be requested for the pumpkin carols ‘’Deck the Patch,” “I’m Dreaming of the Great Pumpkin” and “Spirit Wonderland.” Audience members are encouraged to attend in costume, and treats will be given to those who do. “It’s just a light seasonal concert,” McIntosh Landis said. “I hope that they (the audience) are just entertained and get into the mood of Halloween.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. General admission is $12; admission for seniors and children is $9. For information call the box office at (909) 468-4050. Lafayette C. Hight Jr. can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2764, or by e-mail at [email protected]