Midget Huskies buck Broncos out of playoffs

Ryan Skinner gets dropped while sending the puck in front of the net.
(Leader photo by Tara de Ryk)

DAVIDSON—Davidson’s Midget Huskies have advanced out of the first round of East Central Minor Hockey League playoffs.

Last Thursday the Huskies travelled to Humboldt where they defeated the Humboldt Broncos 6-2 to win the three-games series in two games.

Coach Jason Nolting said the Huskies got off to a slow start. “We were pretty lackadaisical in the first period and I’m not sure why.”

Halfway through the period the Huskies picked up the pace and the results started showing up on the scoreboard. Riley Berry, from Connor Watt and Deacon Nolting, had the first goal of the night. This was followed soon after with a goal by Kane Nolting, assisted by Phoenix Prpick and Josh McRae. This line continued its production with McRae scoring the Huskies’ third goal of the game, with help from Kane Nolting and Prpick. Davidson had a 3-0 lead after the first period.

The Second period was scoreless.

In the third period, while on the powerplay, the Broncos finally managed to get the puck past Davidson goalie Carson George. In response, the Huskies had a powerplay goal of their own with Hunter Herback scoring, from Watt and Deacon Nolting, to pad the lead to 4-1. Seconds later the Broncos responded, scoring their second goal of the game. Kane Nolting, from Berry and Herback, scored to put Davidson ahead 5-2. Trystan Stacowich, from Prpick and Jackson Firby, scored with 4:40 remaining to clinch the 6-2 win.

The Huskies controlled most of the game.

“We got a few penalties, but nothing too bad. We wanted to make sure we got out of there with the win and no suspensions,” he said. With a small roster, Nolting said the team can’t afford to be missing players.

The Huskies won Game 1 at the AGT Centre in Davidson Tuesday, Feb. 6.

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