The Falher Pirates sent a late season message to the High Prairie Regals Thursday before their upcoming playoff series that begins Feb. 5.
The Pirates recorded the largest home ice shutout win in their history over the Regals as they whipped the visitors 14-0. It was also only their second home ice shutout win over HP since 1989, the other being 3-0 on Jan 5, 2016.
The win also kept FAL’s chances of winning the Lawrence Cup alive. It sets up a showdown in DC Saturday for the title. FAL trails DC by one point and must win in regulation time to claim the title; DC needs to win, or lose in overtime or a shootout.
Trevor Mazurek led the charge with three goals and three assists while Jeff Chalifoux scored twice and added four assists. Dallas Brochu scored twice and added three assists, Matts Maisonneuve and Darren Kramer each scored twice and added two assists. Koltin Caron scored once and added three assists, Brennan Walker scored once and added two assists, and Kevin Monfette scored once.
FAL outshot HP 67-23 with Dyson Loewen recording the shutout.
FAL swept the six game season series over HP.
Regals 0 at Pirates 14
Thu., Jan. 31
1. FAL, Matts Maisonneuve 4 (Kevin Monfette, Darren Kramer) 1:00
2. FAL, Darren Kramer 24 (Pat Rowan, Matts Maisonneuve) 3:15
3. FAL, Dallas Brochu 23 (Darren Brochu, Jeff Chalifoux) 4:01 (pp)
4. FAL, Brennan Walker 3 (Trevor Tokarz, Koltin Caron) 6:45
5. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 7 (Trevor Mazurek, Darren Brochu) 8:31
Penalties: Verny Cunningham HP (tripping) 3:37, Jamie MacMinn HP (high-sticking) 4:13, Rocky Collins FAL (hooking) 9:18, Rocky Collins FAL (roughing) 16:00.
6. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 6 (Jeff Chalifoux, Dallas Brochu) 5:53
7. FAL, Dallas Brochu 24 (Trevor Mazurek, Jeff Chalifoux) 15:48
8. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 8 (Trevor Mazurek, Dallas Brochu) 16:12
9. FAL, Darren Kramer 25 (Matts Maisonneuve, Pat Rowan) 17:42
10. FAL, Koltin Caron 4 (Trevor Tokarz, Brennan Walker) 19:52
11. FAL, Matts Maisonneuve 5 (Darren Kramer, Pat Rowan) 1:12
12. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 7 (Koltin Caron, Dallas Brochu) 5:19
13. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 8 (Jeff Chalifoux, Neil Maisonneuve) 9:25 (pp)
14. FAL, Kevin Monfette 4 (Trevor Tokarz, Brennan Walker) 17:09 (pp)
Penalties: Austin Doan HP (tripping) 7:39, Tyson Price HP (interference) 17:03, Neil Maisonneuve FAL: (roughing) 17:48, Rocky Collins FAL (hooking) 19:24.
Shots on goal:
High Prairie 7 7 9 -23
Falher 21 25 21 -67 Goaltenders: Regals, Kent Ryan; Pirates, Dyson Loewen.
Power Plays: HP 0-4; FAL 3-4.
Penalties in Minutes: HP 8; FAL 8.