Darren Kramer scored four goals as the visiting Falher Pirates won 5-4 in Fort St. John Saturday over the Flyers.
Kramer scored two even strength goals, one short-handed and once on the power play, and netted the game-winner in the third period, during a dominating performance.
Jay Anderson added FAL’s other goal on a power play in the second period.
Brandon Pfeil, Tanner LeSann, Joey Massingham and Kelly Loudoun each scored for the Flyers.
Massingham’s goal gave FSJ the early led in the first period but Kramer scored SH and on the PP before the end of the period and FAL led 2-1.
In the second, Kelly Loudoun tied the game 2-2 before Anderson’s PPG gave FAL the lead. FSJ again tied the game 3-3 on Pfeil’s goal.
In the third, Kramer scored twice at even strength at 45 seconds and with 1:15 left in the game into an empty net.
Tanner LeSann’s goal with one second left closed the gap to 5-4 and only added to FSJ’s pain in the fact the game-winner was scored into an empty net, but that’s the gamble you take pulling the goalie.
With the win, FAL and FSJ split the season series which is already over. FSJ won in FAL 5-3 on Nov. 23.
FSJ is now 7-2 all-time at home vs FAL, as the Pirates picked up their second-ever win in FSJ in franchise history. Before FAL’s win, five of FSJ’s previous home wins over FAL came by at least three goals.
Pirates 5 at Flyers 4
Saturday, Dec. 1
1. FSJ, Joey Massingham 6 (Rick Cleaver) 7:38
2. FAL, Darren Kramer 8 (Pat Rowan, Kevin Monfette) 12:37 (sh)
3. FAL, Darren Kramer 9 (Taylor Cote, Trevor Mazurek) 18:22 (pp)
Penalties: Keenan Larson FSJ (cross-checking) 2:24, Jeff Shipton FSJ (interference) 3:02, Darren Kramer FAL (roughing) 8:23, Rollie Gladue FAL (interference) 11:04, Tyrell Fenton FSJ (interference) 14:24, Keenan Larson FSJ (high-sticking double minor, game ejection for three stick fouls) 17:43.
4. FSJ, Kelly Loudoun 2 (Tanner LeSann) 10:24
5. FAL, Jay Anderson 2 (Coltin Sandboe, Pat Rowan) 12:48 (pp)
6. FSJ, Brandon Pfeil 1 (Tanner LeSann, Kelly Loudoun) 17:31
Penalties: Trevor Tokarz FAL (cross-checking) 5:11, Flyer’s bench minor (too many men, served by Sam Brennan) 11:39, Pat Rowan FAL (slashing) 17:58.
7. FAL, Darren Kramer 10 (Dallas Brochu) 00:45
8. FAL, Darren Kramer 11 (unassisted) 18:45 (en)
9. FSJ, Tanner LeSann 7 (Reid Campbell, Kelly Loudoun) 19:59
Penalty: Darren Kramer FAL (high-sticking) 4:41.
Shots on goal:
Falher 16 11 10 -37
Fort St. John 12 19 23 -54 Goaltenders: Pirates, Dyson Loewen; Flyers, Ty Gullickson.
Power Plays: FAL 2-6; FSJ 0-6.
Penalties in Minutes: FAL 12; FSJ 12.