Josh Peters’ fourth goal of the night with 31 seconds left in the third period lifted the visiting Grimshaw Huskies to a thrilling 5-4 win over the Falher Pirates Saturday night.
The win puts GRIM in second place in the East Division, one point ahead of the Manning Comets and sets up a showdown between the clubs in GRIM Friday, Feb. 1. A win by either club clinches second place and home ice advantage in their upcoming playoff series. MAN does not need to win, however. A loss in overtime or a shootout and they can still clinch second with a win in High Prairie Feb. 2. GRIM is idle that night.
Peters scored in the first period, Brian Sommers in the second and the clubs were tied 1-1 heading into the third.
Peters gave GRIM a 2-1 lead before Darren Kramer tied the game. Jeff Chalifoux then gave FAL a 3-2 lead. The battle continued when Kyle Richardson tied the game, then Sommers gave FAL a 4-3 lead with 5:16 left. Peters’ third of the night, on a power play, tied the game with 2:35 left before he added the game-winner in the waning seconds. Lowen Lambert and Ty Wiebe each drew assists on the game-tieing and game-winning goals.
Huskies 5 at Pirates 4
Saturday, Jan. 26
1. GH, Josh Peters 3 (Ty Wiebe, Lowen Lambert) 18:28
Penalties: Izaak Hudson GH (slashing) 5:35, Dylan Cunningham FAL (holding) 8:46, Taylor Cote FAL (slashing) 9:42, Jeff Chalifoux FAL (high-sticking) 19:15.
2. FAL, Brian Sommers 13 (Darren Kramer, Kevin Monfette) 3:50 (pp)
Penalties: Lowen Lambert GH (high-sticking) 3:09, Brennan Walker FAL (hooking) 6:00, Lance Rapson GH (slashing) 9:28, Davis Rose GH (slashing) 11:37, Marco St.-Pierre, FAL (unsportsmanlike) 13:35, Bond Hawryluk GH (elbowing) 18:59.
3. GH, Josh Peters 4 (Sheldon Szmata, Ty Wiebe) 3:45
4. FAL, Darren Kramer 23 (Dakota Mason, Coltin Sandboe) 4:35
5. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 6 (Trevor Mazurek, Marco St.-Pierre) 11:09
6. GH, Kyle Richardson 4 (Colter Wiebe, Sheldon Szmata) 12:51
7. FAL, Brian Sommers 14 (Luke Bellerose, Dallas Brochu) 14:344
8. GH, Josh Peters 5 (Lowen Lambert, Ty Wiebe) 17:25 (pp)
9. GH, Josh Peters 6 (Lowen Lambert, Ty Wiebe) 19:29
Penalties: Bond Hawryluk GH (tripping) 3:49, Darren Kramer FAL (slashing) 4:07, Ty Wiebe GH (interference) 4:08, Trevor Mazurek FAL (cross-checking) 5:39, Ty Wiebe GH and Lowen Lambert GH and Marco St.-Pierre FAL and Neil Maisonneuve FAL (roughing) 11:09, Davis Rose GH (roughing) 12:27, Kyle Richardson GH and Jeff Chalifoux FAL (roughing) 12:37, Trevor Mazurek FAL (goaltender interference) 15:46.
Shots on goal:
Grimshaw 12 9 13 -34
Falher 11 14 15 -40 Goaltenders: Huskies, Bud Dyck; Pirates, Chad Rycroft.
Power Plays: GH 1-7; FAL 1-8.
Penalties in Minutes: GH 22; FAL 22.