UPDATE: The reports are in from the league on this game. Penalties are changed from previous post. Sorry for the confusion.
Dennis Rix scored five goals and added two assists to lead the visiting Grande Prairie Athletics to a 12-2 win over the Manning Comets Jan. 5.
But the story was the penalties. And there were a lot of them!
The game featured 313 penalties in minutes: 174 to MAN and 139 to GP. Eight players are facing suspensions.
The game started slow with no goals in the first 16 minutes. GP then took a 2-0 lead, by the end of the period they led 3-1.
In the second, GP increased the lead to 6-1. They added six third period goals to complete blowout.
Darion Fay scored twice in addition to Rix’s five goals. Single goals came off the sticks of Andrew Buote, Cody Anderson, Brock Clement, Calvin Neustaeter and Blake Clement. Braden Crone and Paul Larocque each added three assists.
GP went 4-for-5 on the power play with Fay scoring twice, Rix and Brock Clement adding the other PPGs.
Michael Gillen scored MAN’s only PPG in nine chances while Tyler Dillman added the other goal.
GP has not lost in MAN in over 16 years; GP has won eight straight in MAN since an 8-7 loss Nov. 23, 2012.
Athletics 12 at Comets 2
Saturday, Jan. 5
1. GP, Dennis Rix 12 (Paul Larocque, Andrew Buote) 16:15
2. GP, Blake Clement 7 (Calvin Neustaeter, Dennis Rix) 16:40 (pp)
3. MAN, Michael Gillen 4 (Tyler Dillman) 18:16 (pp)
4. GP, Dennis Rix 13 (Blake Clement) 18:42
Penalties: Calvin Neustaeter GP (interference) 9:55, Paul Larocque GP (roughing) and Parker Sharp GP (fighting major, game misconduct) and Britt Oleschefski MAN (boarding) and Jake Jacobsen MAN (fighting major, game misconduct) 11:35, Bo Asmussen MAN (cross-checking, roughing) 16:15, Blake Clement GP (unsportsmanlike) 16:40, Tyrell Mason GP (slashing) 17:26, Andrew Buote GP (holding the stick) and Taylor Paulovich MAN (cross-checking) 18:16, Brock Clement GP (hooking) 18:58.
5. GP, Dennis Rix 14 (unassisted) 9:36
6. GP, Darion Fay 5 (Braden Crone) 11:07 (pp)
7. GP, Dennis Rix 15 (Andrew Buote) 15:51 (sh)
Penalties: Cody Anderson GP (hooking) 4:02, Trevor Mortson MAN (slashing, misconduct) 6:09, Paul Larocque GP (tripping) 9:14, Steven Kover MAN (high-sticking) 9:24, Braden Crone GP (unsportsmanlike) 11:27, Paul Larocque GP (high-sticking) 13:52, Tyrone Kipling GP (roughing) and Brett Nicklason MAN (cross-checking, fighting major, game misconduct) and Trevor Mortson MAN (gross misconduct) 17:14.
8. GP, Cody Anderson 2 (Brock Clement, Paul Larocque) 2:31
9. GP, Braden Crone 9 (Darion Fay, Kiefen Smiley) 8:23
10. GP, Calvin Neustaeter 7 (Paul Larocque) 9:33
11. GP, Darion Fay 6 (Braden Crone) 11:26 (pp)
12. GP, Brock Clement 1 (Braden Crone, Dennis Rix) 13:06 (pp)
13. MAN, Tyler Dillman 4 (Taylor Paulovich) 14:53
14. GP, Dennis Rix 16 (Brock Clement) 15:08
Penalties: Cody Anderson GP (slashing) 4:41, Cody Anderson GP and Jordy Greschner MAN (cross-checking) and Bo Asmussen MAN (tripping) 11:13, Paul Larocque GP (spearing double minor, fighting major, game misconduct plus second fighting major, double game misconduct) and Tyrell Mason GP (double roughing, fighting major, double game misconduct) Kiefer Smiley GP (fighting major, game misconduct) and Tyler Dillman MAN (double roughing) and Bo Asmussen MAN (instigating minor, fighting major, game misconduct, gross misconduct) and Thomas Dechant MAN (fighting major, double game misconduct) and Dalton Ducharme MAN (fighting major, double game misconduct) and Beau Fedorowicz MAN (gross misconduct, fighting major, game misconduct) 16:02.
Shots on goal:
Grande Prairie 18 27 18 -63
Manning 18 9 8 -35 Goaltenders: Athletics, Kiefer Smiley;
Comets, Braden Gamble, Beau Fedorowicz in at 13:25 of third period.
Power Plays: GP 4-5; MAN 1-9.
Penalties in Minutes: GP 164; MAN 164.
NOTE: Game called with 3:52 remaining in third period.