Bud Dyck made 33 saves to record the shutout and Josh Peters’ shorthanded goal late in the first period was all that the Grimshaw Huskies needed to take the first game of the East Division Semi-Final over the visiting Manning Comets Tuesday night.
Mark Simpson and Corson Fairless added third period goals in the final six minutes with Fairless’s effort on the power play.
MAN goaltender Braden Gamble stopped 34 of 37 shots and suffered the loss.
The second game of the series is at MAN Friday.
Comets 0 at Huskies 3
Tue., Feb. 5
[Huskies lead series 1-0]
1. GH, Josh Peters (Ty Wiebe) 16:58 (sh)
Penalties: MAN bench minor (too many men, served by Thomas Dechant) 10:02, Payton Proskurniak MAN (roughing) and Brendan Hawryluk GH (holding) 10:46, Joel Henitiuk MAN (interference) 16:07.
Penalties: Kyle Richardson GH (boarding) 2:46, Lowen Lambert GH (tripping) 3:56, Tyler Dillman MAN (cross-checking) 9:06, Bo Asmussen MAN (high-sticking) 19:55.
2. GH, Mark Simpson 1 (Josh Peters, Lowen Lambert) 14:12
3. GH, Corson Fairless 1 (Sheldon Szmata, Spencer Ross) 18:33 (pp)
Penalties: Davis Rose GH (slashing) 7:27, Tyler Dillman MAN (tripping) 14:24, Tyler Dillman MAN (holding, roughing) and Mark Simpson GH (roughing) 17:57, Davis Rose GH (high-sticking) 18:57.
Shots on goal:
Manning 6 9 18 -33
Grimshaw 16 11 10 -37 Goaltenders: Comets, Braden Gamble; Huskies, Bud Dyck.
Power Plays: MAN 0-4; GRIM 1-6.
Penalties in Minutes: MAN 16; GRIM 12.