How sweep it is!
The Dawson Creek Canucks completed a home-and-home sweep over the Fort St. John Flyers with a decisive 7-2 home ice win Saturday over a depleted FSJ roster.
FSJ only registered 12 skaters for the game and DC took full advantage outshooting the Flyers 54-28.
DC, who defeated FSJ 5-1 on Thursday, led 2-0 in the first period and 2-1 after the frame, and 4-1 after two periods. DC led 5-1 in the third period before FSJ scored to make it 5-2, but DC closed with two goals in the final eight minutes.
Evan Weaver scored his first two goals of the season for DC; John Wayne Howes also added a pair. Brett Norman, Jason Higson and Spencer Gover added the other goals.
Ryan Forbes and Sam Brennan replied for FSJ.
Special teams played a big part in the game, despite the fact FSJ only had four PPs and DC two. Weaver scored a PPG while Norman and Higson added short-handed markers.
Meanwhile, Brennan’s PPG for FSJ ended an 0-for-29 streak that lasted a franchise record five games.
DC now has a 10-2 record and is in first place in the East Divison, while FSJ dropped to 6-6 and third place. GP [7-3-2-0] is four points behind DC for first but leads FSJ by four points for third.
DC has now won three of four games vs FSJ this season.
Flyers 2 at Canucks 7
Sat., Dec. 22
1. DC, Evan Weaver 1 (Jeff Taylor, Mike Lalonde) 11:10 (pp)
2. DC, Brett Norman 9 (unassisted) 13:22 (sh)
3. FSJ, Ryan Forbes 1 (Lien Miller-Jeannotte, Adam Horst) 16:47
Penalties: Mike Lalonde DC (interference) 4:03, Daylan Pearson FSJ (cross-checking) 10:02, John Wayne Howes DC (delay of game) 12:00.
4. DC, Evan Weaver 2 (Riley Muise) 3:39
5. DC, John Wayne Howes 3 (Spencer Gover, Mike Lalonde) 17:17
Penalty: Kyler Krantz DC (hooking) 14:56.
6. DC, Jason Higson 4 (unassisted) 1:37 (sh)
7. FSJ, Sam Brennan 1 (Jordan Gies) 2:11 (pp)
8. DC, John Wayne Howes 4 (Levi George, Colin Mathieson) 12:33
9. DC, Spencer Gover 3 (Levi George, Riley Muise) 12:48
Penalties: Levi George DC (high-sticking) 00:22, Brandon Pfeil FSJ (holding) 14:10.
Shots on goal:
Power Plays: FSJ 1-4; DC 1-2.
Penalties in Minutes: FSJ 8; DC 4.