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Kodiaks blanked in season opener

Looking for first regular season win in Fairview Saturday night
Fort St. John Huskies' forward Cayden Frenette tries to push the puck past Dawson Creek Kodiaks goaltender Corey Ross during 3rd period play Sept. 20, 2022

The Dawson Creek Kodiaks are looking to rebound Saturday night in Fairview after being shut out 4-0 by the Fort St. John Huskies Thursday night at Memorial Arena, in the season-opening game for both clubs.

“Our legs weren’t really there. Mentally, we could have been a lot tougher,” said forward John Meyer.

“We got a little down on ourselves when they got a couple of quick goals. We’re a young team. It’s a learning curve.”

The Huskies were able to score twice late in the first with goals just four minutes apart to jump out to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

“It was good test for us tonight,” added head coach Colby Wagar following the loss.

“We have some new guys in our line-up. Structurally, we weren’t there. We gave away things that we shouldn’t have.”

The Kodiaks were forced to kill off seven separate minor penalties in the game, one of which their opponents were able to capitalize on.

“Like I told the boys tonight, you can’t hang your heads. You battled, but we just didn’t win enough battles.”

Using Wagar's analogy, the next battle against the Huskies is set for Oct. 15, also at Memorial Arena.