|History of the Huskies|
|Tuesday, 27 October 2009 21:35|
The Fort St John Huskies, as we know them today, have been part of a long and illustrious hockey dynasty in Fort St John. Junior hockey in this city stretches back over 43 years. The first junior team, formed in 1966, was the Golden Hawks and played in the Junior B division. They attained Junior A status in 1974. The Golden Hawks played in the All Peace League.
The team then became the Fort St John Huskies in the early 1980’s and played Junior A, playing in the Cariboo Hockey League. They were League Champs in 1984 - 1985 and 1989 - 1990. They then played in the RMJHL (Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League) and were league Champs in 1993 - 1994.
The pups then joined the NWJHL (North West Junior Hockey League) in 1996, and a new non-profit, volunteer drive organization, flying under the Huskies banner, was formed. The Huskies have won Championships in the NWJHL in 1999 - 2000, 2000 - 2001, 2002 - 2003 and in 2006 - 2007.
The Huskies are involved in the community, helping out minor hockey teams, Huskies “Fill the Bus” campaign for the Salvation Army, Skate with the Huskies and Christmas Parade/Family Night with the Huskies.
Be sure to check out the team pics in the Photo Gallery to see if you recognize anyone!
|Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2009 20:53|