Friesen’s Hat Trick Propels DC to Win

Chris Clegg Writer

Ryan Friesen scored three goals and Kevin Hope added two goals and one assist as the hometown Dawson Creek Canucks blitzed the Grimshaw Huskies 10-1 Jan. 5.
Austin Power, Scott Fisher, Brett Norman, Levi George and Tyler Reay added the other goals for DC, who outshot GRIM 48-33. Norman added four assists, George and Matt Schmermund three assists each.
Matt Flette’s first period goal accounted for GRIM’s scoring.

Reay scored on a power play to open the scoring for DC at 3:27; near the end of the period DC had built the lead to 4-0. It was 4-1 after one period, 5-1 after two before DC added five period goals.
DC has won 12 of 14 games this season while GRIM continues to slump, losing 10 of 11.
DC, who swept the season series from GRIM, has now won eight straight at home vs GRIM since a 6-3 loss on Feb. 10, 2001 but DC had to forfeit their win last season.

Huskies 1 at Canucks 10
Sat., Jan. 5

First period
1. DC, Tyler Reay 2 (Dolan Bjornson, Matt Schmermund) 3:27 (pp)
2. DC, Ryan Friesen 4 (Brett Norman, Levi George) 8:02
3. DC, Ryan Friesen 5 (Brett Norman, Matt Schmermund) 13:42
4. DC, Austin Power 1 (Levi George, Kevin Hope) 14:27
5. GH, Matt Flette 4 (unassisted) 14:53
Penalties: Matt Flette GH (hooking, misconduct) 2:09, Ryan Friesen DC (interference) 11:34, Kole Norris DC (cross-checking) 19:35.
Second period
6. DC, Kevin Hope 5 (Levi George, Brett Norman) 5:46
Penalties: Lance Rapson GH (holding) 1:52, Scott Fisher DC (cross-checking) 8:22.
Third period
7. DC, Kevin Hope 6 (Kole Norris, Kevin Swales) 00:20
8. DC, Brett Norman 10 (Kevin Swales) 7:48
9. DC, Scott Fisher 1 (Riley Muise, Matt Schmermund) 9:48
10. DC, Levi George 5 (Brett Norman, Colin Mathieseon) 11:55
11. DC, Ryan Friesen 6 (Scott Fisher) 18:10
Penalties: None.
Shots on goal:

Grimshaw		12	 7	14	-33
Dawson Creek 12 16 20 -48

Goaltenders: Huskies, David Gingera; Canucks, Josh Round.
Power Plays: GRIM 0-2; DC 1-2.
Penalties in Minutes: GRIM 14; DC 6.