Pirates Clinch First in East

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

Once they got rolling, they showed no mercy.
The Falher Pirates clinched first place in the East Division with a 10-2 win at High Prairie Thursday night.
The win also guaranteed FAL would be facing HP in the East Division Semi-Final slated to begin Tuesday, Feb. 5.

FAL never trailed, leading 2-0 after one period and 4-2 after two, and thus avoided a season high fifth straight loss.
FAL added six unanswered goals in the third period, including four in the final 2:56 as they rubbed salt into the wounds of the short-handed HP club, who iced only 13 skaters.
Dakota Mason, Darren Kramer and Brian Sommers each scored twice to lead the attack, with Mason scoring the second period game-winner. Pat Rowan, Dallas Brochu, Trevor Tokarz and Neil Maisonneuve added one goal each. Rocky Collins and Mason each added three helpers.
Kirk Ruecker scored a first period goal for HP while Jamie MacMinn added the other goal in the second period.
No PPGs were scored in the game: FAL had only one chance while HP went scoreless in five.

Pirates 10 at Regals 2
Thu., Jan. 24

First period
1. FAL, Brian Sommers 11 (Jeff Chalifoux, Dakota Mason) 9:52
2. FAL, Trevor Tokarz 8 (Brennan Walker) 13:25
3. HP, Kirk Ruecker 3 (Austin Mood-Flagg, Jamie MacMinn) 14:40
Penalties: Kirk Ruecker HP (hooking) 15:57, Darren Kramer FAL (holding) 19:16.
Second period
4. FAL, Dakota Mason 6 (Brian Sommers, Dallas Brochu) 2:04
5. FAL, Dakota Mason 7 (Darren Brochu) 18:30
6. HP, Jamie MacMinn 5 (Austin Mood-Flagg, Kole Shaw) 19:36
Penalties: Jeff Chalifoux FAL (holding) and Kole Shaw HP (cross-checking) 9:35, Dylan Cunningham FAL (hooking) 12:04.
Third period
7. FAL, Pat Rowan 20 (Dakota Mason, Rocky Collins) 00:14
8. FAL, Darren Kramer 21 (Pat Rowan, Rocky Collins) 9:08
9. FAL, Brian Sommers 12 (Dallas Brochu, Taylor Cote) 17:14
10. FAL, Neil Maisonneuve 3 (unassisted) 17:46
11. FAL, Darren Kramer 22 (Rocky Collins) 18:09
12. FAL, Dallas Brochu 22 (Darren Kramer, Rocky Collins) 19:15
Penalties: Dylan Cunningham FAL (holding the stick) 11:07, Rocky Collins FAL (holding) 12:22, Brennan Walker FAL (tripping) 19:49.
Shots on goal:

Falher		15	10	16	-41
High Prairie 5 9 10 -24

Goaltenders: Pirates, Dyson Loewen; HP, Matt MacMinn.
Power Plays: FAL 0-1; HP 0-5.
Penalties in Minutes: FAL 12; HP 4.
Missed Penalty Shot: Darren Kramer FAL at 12:29 of second period.