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Wheat Kings look to take commanding series lead in Game 4 of NWJHL final

After a loss to the Fort St John Huskies Tuesday night, the Grande Prairie Storm are heading into game four leading the best-of-seven series two games to one.

Game three of the North West Junior Hockey League Championship Series saw the Huskies take the win at home [North Peace Arena] by a 4 – 2 score over the visiting Wheat Kings.

Two power-play goals halfway through the first period and shortly into the second gave the Huskies an early lead. However, with 1.5 seconds left in the second period, the Wheat Kings Alex Beardmore found the back of the home teams net off a rebound from Denon Bamber’s original shot. The Huskies made it 3-1 five minutes into the third. The Grande Prairie team responded shortly after scoring their second goal of the night with a shot from Mason Kyllo. The Huskies scored their final goal of the night with 1:41 left in the third, earning them the win.

After Tuesday’s game, both teams had Wednesday off before they meet again Thursday at Crosslink County Sportsplex for game four. Wheat Kings captain Carter Berg says the recovery day was nice as it will give the team a chance to come back stronger.

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“We are looking to bounce back with our strongest push yet and battle for another victory,” Berg says. “We have seen the best Huskies had to offer but we haven’t given them a true look at our full potential.”

Puck drop for game four is set for 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Crosslink County Sportsplex. Admission is $12 for adults and $8 for seniors.

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