Rutherford scores 5 as Manning defeats Grimshaw

Huskies 5 at Comets 6
Thursday, Nov. 14

First period
1. MAN, Josh Rutherford 2 (Bo Asmussen, Brendan Baumgartner) 4:11
2. MAN, Brendan Baumgartner 1 (Michael Gillen, Mark Simpson) 7:59
3. GH, Josh Peters 1 (Christian Kenny, Corson Fairless) 18:40
Penalty: Logan Newman MAN (cross-checking) 5:03.
Second period
4. GH, Brendan Hawryluk 2 (Bond Hawryluk, Ian Dickson) 4:18
5. GH, Brendan Hawryluk 3 (Bond Hawryluk, Ian Dickson) 9:35
6. MAN, Josh Rutherford 3 (Brendan Baumgartner, Mark Simpson) 18:10
7. MAN, Josh Rutherford 4 (Brendan Baumgartner) 19:09 (sh)
Penalties: Davis Rose GH (cross-checking) and Logan Newman MAN (roughing) 3:20, Jesse Pedersen MAN (roughing) 18:26.
Third period
8. GH, Cole Diewert 1 (Josh Peters, Ty Wiebe) 1:15
9. GH, Christian Kenny 2 (Davis Rose) 9:02
10. MAN, Josh Rutherford 5 (Joel Henitiuk, Brendan Baumgartner) 10:23
11. MAN, Josh Rutherford 6 (Brendan Baumgartner, Jesse Pedersen) 15:49
Penalties: Kyle Richardson GH (tripping) 5:55, Bond Hawryluk GH (cross-checking) 16:25, Brett Nicklason MAN (slashing) 19:06.
Shots on goal:
Grimsahw 17 13 12 -42
Manning 16 7 6 -29
Goaltenders: Huskies, Mason Ward; Comets, Braden Gamble.
Power Plays: GRIM 0-3; MAN 0-2.
Penalties in Minutes: GRIM 6; MAN 8.

Bosek nets 3 in GP win over Falher

Athletics 7 at Huskies 4
Thursday, Nov. 14

First period
1. GP, Sam Bosek 2 (Lydin Himer-Lewis, Braden Crone) 16:42
Penalties: Tyler Hartman GP (hooking) 5:31, Kevin Monfette FAL (interference) 17:41.
Second period
2. GP, Tyrone Kipling 1 (Tanner Labbe, Lyndin Himer-Lewis) 1:08
3. FAL, Dallas Brochu 1 (Darren Kramer, Neil Maisonneuve) 2:32 (sh)
4. GP. Bryce Lipinski 1 (Lyndin Himer-Lewis, Tanner Labbe) 3:44 (pp)
5. GP, Sam Bosek 3 (Braden Crone, Lydin Himer-Lewis) 12:10
6. GP, Sam Bosek 4 (Lydin Himer-Lewis, Braden Crone) 16:13
7. FAL, Dallas Brochu 2 (Darren Kramer, Hector Lamouche) 19:06 (pp)
Penalties: Pat Rowan FAL (interference major) 1:52, Kyle Smith GP (interference) 12:35, Riley Jebb GP (slashing) 17:52, Sam Bosek GP (high-sticking) 19:34.
Third period
8. GP, Max McNeil 2 (Tyler Hartman, Tyrone Kipling) 14:38
9. FAL, Walker Cote 1 (Dallas Brochu, Darren Kramer) 16:26
10. FAL, Trevor Tokarz 2 (Darren Kramer, Hector Lamouche) 18:23
11. Kelvin Neustaeter 1 (Parker Sharp, Kiefer Smiley) 18:51 (en)
Penalties: Brock Clement GP (roughing) and Isaiah Letendre FAL (high-sticking) 5:08, Lyndin Himer-Lewis GP (tripping) 7:45.
Shots on goal:
Grande Prairie 12 15 11 -38
Falher 22 14 17 -53
Goaltenders: Athletics, Kiefer Smiley; Pirates, Chad Rycroft.
Power Plays: GP 1-3; FAL 1-5.
Penalties in Minutes: GP 12; FAL 9.

Happy Birthday, NPHL!

Chris Clegg Writer

The NPHL turns 66 years old today [November 12]!
On Nov. 12, 1953, The NPHL was officially formed with Peace River, Fairview, Falher and McLennan committing to the league. The entry fee is set at $50 with a $200 performance bond. An 18-game schedule is agreed to which included interlocking with SPHL teams.
The meeting was held at the old Peace River Victory Hotel, which sponsored the Victory Cup, which was awarded to the NPHL champions.
Lee J. Boyd was the first NPHL commissioner [president].

Canucks blast Pirates to remain perfect

Chris Clegg Writer

The Dawson Creek Canucks won their second straight game to start the season after blasting the hometown Falher Pirates 12-3.
Nine different Canucks scored in the win. It was the most goals DC ever scored in a game vs FAL, and the first time DC had scored at least 10 goals in a game at FAL.
DC won despite being outshot 52-38.
Wes Shipton, Brett Norman and Owen Leclare each scored twice to pace the DC attack while Trevor Dahlen, Kole Norris, Kevin Swales, Matt Schmermund, Liam Craig, and Dolan Bjoronson added singles. Norman also added three assists. Continue reading “Canucks blast Pirates to remain perfect”

A’s nip Comets 3-2 in penalty-filled affair

Chris Clegg Writer

Tyler Hartman’s first goal of the season broke a 2-2 third period tie and sent the Grande Prairie Athletics to a 3-2 win over the visiting Manning Comets Saturday night.
It was the GP’s third straight win to start the season. It also marked the first time GP has won three straight to start a season since 2013-14 when they won seven straight.
The game featured 120 PIMS with GP getting 87. GP will likely lose Marc-Antoine Viens and Paul Larocque due to suspensions. More on that later. Continue reading “A’s nip Comets 3-2 in penalty-filled affair”

Bosek’s goal in shootout sends GP home winners

Chris Clegg Writer

So far, so good for the defending NPHL champions.
Sam Bosek’s goal in a shootout proved to be the game-winner as the Grande Prairie Athletics moved to 2-0 with a 3-2 win at Grimshaw Thursday night.
Bosek was GP’s fifth shooter and broke a 1-1 tie. Earlier, Lyndin Himer-Lewis scored for GP and Brendan Hawryluk for GRIM. Continue reading “Bosek’s goal in shootout sends GP home winners”

High Prairie Regals fold Tuesday night

Chris Clegg

South Peace News

The High Prairie Regals have folded.

The NPHL was advised of the team’s decision late Tuesday night.

The NPHL will have a conference call Wednesday to deal with the league moving forward and a new schedule.

The Regals lost at Manning 12-0 to begin their season but dressed only six players.

Player commitment was a key factor in the decision , but finances also played a role.