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Canucks put pre-season results behind them and prepare for war with Fort St. John

As the season opener approaches and the Junior Canucks officially turn the page on last year's results, their final tune-up game of the exhibition schedule told a familiar story. Hitting the road for the first time this year, Dawson Creek headed to Grande Prairie, Alberta, and were dispatched by the hometown JDA Kings by a lopsided 8-1 score.

The Kings have been have been a perennial powerhouse in the NWJHL, and a win, even in pre-season, would have gone a long way in demonstrating how far this club has come over the summer. And while they may not be all the way there yet, the score hides a number of promising steps for Dawson Creek.

"We chance-for-chance'd them for the first two periods -- they buried and we didn't, but shots were close, for the most part," says Head Coach Eric Fulton, whose team just couldn't get a lucky bounce. "But you could tell from last year to this year, we could take the play to them. We'd have two or three good shifts in a row where we're in their end the whole time and we're putting it to them... I think at the end of the day they just have some more mature hockey players and our guys just have a little ways to develop to catch up to that."

Junior Canucks to take a bite out of hunger with Intrasquad charity game

Hockey fans hungry for a taste of on-ice action will get a chance to take in an Intrasquad game at the Memorial Arena this Friday, while doing their part to end hunger in Dawson Creek.

With a number of cuts still to be made before the Junior Canucks get down to the NWJHL roster limit, Head Coach Eric Fulton and General Manager Ashley Rude are eager to give players an extra opportunity to show what they've got in an effort to prove they belong on the club.

For fans, it's a chance to see what the team could look like as we inch closer and closer to the season opener on September 21st.

There are enough forwards still left on the team to ice two full line-ups, meaning every player will be putting it all on the line so as not to get sent packing.

Admission to the intrasquad game is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item to the local Food Bank, so come out and watch Team Red take on Team White, on Friday, September 13th. Doors open at 7:30, puck-drop at 8PM.