Canucks Defeat Comets in Neutral Site Game

[Reposted with correction – PP goals and chances corrected]

Chris Clegg Writer

Five different Dawson Creek Canucks scored in a 5-2 victory over the Manning Comets Saturday, Nov. 17.
DC, who remained perfect with three straight wins to start the season, led 3-0 after one period. The Comets closed the gap to 3-2 in the second period before a late second period goal from Matt Schmerund restored a two-goal lead.
Jeff Taylor added a third period goal.
Manning goaltender Braden Gamble was outstanding in the net once again, stopping 48 of 53 shots.
The win gave DC a season sweep over the Comets, who already won 3-1 in MAN Nov. 10.
The game was played at a neutral site in Fairview, but counted as a DC home game. Fairview has not hosted a regular season NPHL game since Friday, Jan. 28, 2011 when Fairview defeated High Prairie 10-9 in a shootout. It will be the first regular season NPHL game in Fairview in 2,850 days.
DC is now 9-1 all-time in home games vs MAN.

Comets 2 at Canucks 5
Saturday, Nov. 17
[at Fairview]

First period
1. DC, Paul Biegal 1 (Jeff Taylor, Dolan Bjornson) 2:57
2. DC, Mike Lalonde 3 (Matt Schmerund) 3:17
3. DC, Brett Norman 3 (Paul Biegal) 18:26 (pp)
Penalties: Evan Weaver DC (holding) 11:53, Jordy Greschner MAN and Levi George DC (roughing) 14:46, Tyler Dillman MAN (roughing) and Jonathan Jasper DC (roughing, check to the head minor, misconduct) 16:07, Michael Gillen MAN (hooking) 16:26, Michael Gillan MAN (tripping) 18:58.
Second period
4. MAN, Josh Rutherford 5 (Trevor Mortson) 3:15
5. MAN, Adam Larsen 2 (unassisted) 16:44
6. DC, Matt Schmerund 3 (Jonathan Jasper) 19:04 (pp)
Penalties: Jesse Pederson MAN (high-sticking) 5:25, Brett Nicklason MAN and Jeff Taylor DC (roughing) 17:53, Michael Vreeling MAN (roughing) and Tyler Dillman MAN (roughing, fighting major, game misconduct) and Dolan Bjornson DC (cross-checking, fighting major, game misconduct) 18:18.
Third period
7. DC, Jeff Taylor 2 (Matt Schmerund) 2:20
Penalties: Jordy Greschner MAN (cross-checking) 17:41, Sean Maktaak DC (cross-checking) 19:14.
Shots on goal:

Manning			11	10	15	-36
Dawson Creek 17 23 13 -53

Goaltenders: Comets, Braden Gamble; Canucks, Josh Round.
Power Plays: MAN 0-2; DC 2-4.
Penalties in Minutes: MAN 33; DC 39.