A’s 1 win away from 2nd NPHL title

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

The Grande Prairie Athletics may be sipping champagne from the Campbell Cup on Thursday night.
The A’s stole home ice advantage away from the Dawson Creek Canucks with a 4-1 win in the BC city Tuesday night, giving them a chance to clinch the NPHL title on home ice Thursday.
Sam Boseck’s third period goal at 4:40 proved to be the game-winner and goaltender Kiefer Smiley stopped 36 of 37 shots to lead GP to the win. Continue reading “A’s 1 win away from 2nd NPHL title”

GP 1 at DC 4 – Game 3 of NPHL Final

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

The Dawson Creek Canucks held serve Wednesday night in the NPHL Final.
Kole Norris scored two power play goals as DC skated to a 4-1 win to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.
GP took the early lead with the only goal in the first period. Mackenzie Caron scored at 10:23 but that would be all GP would muster on offence the entire night. Continue reading “GP 1 at DC 4 – Game 3 of NPHL Final”

A’s destroy Canucks in Game 2 of NPHL Final

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

Dennis Rix scored once and added four assists to lead the Grande Prairie Athletics to a decisive 7-1 win over the visiting Dawson Creek Canucks Tuesday night.
The win ties the NPHL Final 1-1 with Game 3 back in DC Wednesday night.
It was all A’s in this one as they led 2-0 after one period and 6-0 after two.
The only thing that went wrong for the A’s was DC scoring with eight seconds left to break the shutout bid of goaltender Kiefer Smiley, who stopped 32 of 33 shots fired his way. Kevin Hope scored the goal. Continue reading “A’s destroy Canucks in Game 2 of NPHL Final”

Pirates still lay claim to NPHL record

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

The seven goals given up by the Dawson Creek Canucks in their first five playoff games is not an NPHL playoff record, but it is the third best mark in league history.
In all, only nine times has a team given up 10 goals or less in their first five playoff games. And of those eight teams so far, five of them went on to win the NPHL title. Also of interest, that list includes five different teams: Falher, Peace River, Grimshaw, Dawson Creek and Spirit River. Continue reading “Pirates still lay claim to NPHL record”