Make it five straight wins to start the NPHL season for the Dawson Creek Canucks.
Matt Schmermund scored three goals while Jeff Taylor and Jason Higson added the others as DC remained perfect and the High Prairie Regals winless.
Mitch Price, Hector Lamouche and Jacob Anderson replied for HP.
Schmermund and Higson opened the scoring in the first period but Anderson and Lamouche tied the game. Taylor’s goal with 5:39 left in the period gave DC a lead they would never relinquish.
Schmermund scored his second and third goals in the second period with Price’s goal sandwiched in-between.
The game was played virtually penalty free with each team receiving only eight PIMs. Each team was also 1-for-2 on the PP with Schmermund and Lamouche netting the PP goals.
The game was played in just under two hours.
DC is now 10-3 all-time in games played in HP.
Canucks 5 at Regals 3
Saturday, Nov. 24
1. DC, Matt Schmermund 4 (Kevin Swales, Jeff Taylor) 3:08 (pp)
2. DC, Jason Higson 2 (Kevin Swales, Jonathan Jasper) 4:32
3. HP, Jacob Anderson 3 (Hector Lamouche) 5:14
4. HP, Hector Lamouche 1 (Jacob Anderson) 13:08 (pp)
5. DC, Jeff Taylor 3 (Evan Weaver, Levi George) 14:21
Penalties: Claude Cunningham HP (tripping) 1:50, Connor Rose DC (tripping) 12:16.
6. DC, Matt Schmermund 5 (Kevin Hope) 00:21
7. HP, Mitch Price 1 (Drake Cunningham, Lloyd AhKimNachie) 9:20
8. DC, Matt Schmermund 6 (Jeff Taylor, Kevin Swales) 12:21
Penalties: Colin Mathieson DC (tripping) 6:23, Jonathan Jasper DC and Drake Cunningham HP (roughing) 11:20, Damian Cardinal HP (holding) 18:22.
Shots on goal:
Dawson Creek 16 15 8 -39
High Prairie 18 17 6 -41 Goaltenders: Canucks, Kenton White; Regals, Cody Strebchuk.
Power Plays: DC 1-2; HP 1-2.
Penalties in Minutes: DC 8; HP 8.