Lowen Lambert and Ty Wiebe each scored twice to lead the hometown Grimshaw Huskies to a 6-3 win over the Manning Comets Friday night.
The win clinched second place in the NPHL’s East Division for GRIM, and home ice advantage in their upcoming playoff series vs the Comets, which is set to begin Feb. 5.
Penalties hampered MAN all night. They took 82 PIMs to GRIM’s 18, but it wasn’t the power play that did MAN in. Although MAN was 0-7 and GRIM 1-9 on the PP, it was shorthanded goals from Lambert and Josh Peters which proved to be the difference.
Lambert opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 3:05 and Wiebe made it 2-1 with a PPG later in the period.
Dalton Ducharme scored his first two goals of the season and Jeremie Perron added another goal to give MAN a 3-2 first period lead.
But that was all the scoring MAN would do this night.
Corson Fairless, Lambert and Wiebe scored second period goals to give GRIM a 5-3 lead. Peters’ shorthanded effort in the third period closed the scoring.
Wiebe ended the game with two goals and two assists to take a five-point lead in the scoring race.
Comets 3 at Huskies 6
Friday, Feb. 1
1. GH, Lowen Lambert 5 (Corson Fairless) 3:05 (sh)
2. MAN, Dalton Ducharme 1 (Brit Olischefski, Michael Gillen) 4:24
3. GH, Ty Wiebe 24 (Mark Simpson, Josh Peters) 10:20 (pp)
4. MAN, Jeremie Perron 4 (Thomas Simpson) 13:13
5. MAN, Dalton Ducharme 2 (Michael Vreeling) 16:59
Penalties: Davis Rose GH (tripping) 2:11, Joel Henitiuk MAN (holding) 7:56, Bo Asmussen MAN and Lowen Lambert GH (roughing) 9:17, Jarrod Lorencz MAN (interference) 9:40, Cole Diewert GH (slashing) 17:11.
6. GH, Corson Fairless 7 (Lowen Lambert) 4:26
7. GH, Lowen Lambert 6 (Josh Peters, Ty Wiebe) 9:37
8. GH, Ty Wiebe 25 (Josh Peters, Clint Reid) 11:50
Penalties: Layne MacLean MAN (holding) and Hunter Millar GH (cross-checking) 8:53, Tyler Dillman MAN (slashing) 15:35, Thomas Dechant MAN (unsportsmanlike) 15:58, Michael Vreeling MAN (hooking) and Bo Asmussen MAN (misconduct) and MAN bench minor (misconduct) 19:24.
9. GH, Josh Peters 7 (Ty Wiebe, Cory Houlder) 13:16 (sh)
Penalties: Corson Fairless GH (cross-checking) 4:00, Jeremie Perron MAN (boarding) 4:38, Jeremie Perron MAN (check to the head minor, misconduct) 7:55, Corson Fairless GH (slashing) 8:27, Clint Reid GH (hooking) 8:39, Hunter Millar GH (hooking) 11:37, Cole Diewert GH (tripping) 13:58, Joel Henitiuk MAN (cross-checking) 17:58, Michael Gillen MAN (holding, misconduct) 19:18, Bo Asmussen MAN (misconduct, game misconduct) 20:00.
Shots on goal:
Manning 14 10 9 -33
Grimshaw 13 16 12 -41 Goaltenders: Comets, Braden Gamble; Huskies, Cory Houlder.
Power Plays: MAN 0-7; GH 1-9.
Penalties in Minutes: MAN 82; GH 18.