Pirates Stretch East Division Lead to 11 Points

Chris Clegg
NPHL.com Writer

The Falher Pirates are starting to make a mockery of the race for first in the NPHL’s East Division.
Meanwhile, the Grimshaw Huskies continue to be ice cold.
FAL won its ninth straight game after recording an 11-4 thrashing of the hometown Grimshaw Huskies Jan. 4. It gives FAL an 11-point lead in the East over idle MAN.

Dallas Brochu scored three goals, and became the first player in the NPHL this season to hit the 20-goal mark, while Darren Brochu added a pair. Darren Kramer, Trevor Mazurek, Trevor Tokarz, Brennan Waslker, Koltin Caron and Joel Pelletier added the other goals. Pat Rowan added four assists, Kramer and Tokarz three assists each.
GRIM received goals from Spencer Ross, Cole Diewert, Colter Wiebe and Davis Rose.
FAL never trailed, leading 4-1 after one period and 8-3 after two.
FAL also went 2-for-3 on the power play. Combined with their 4-for-6 effort vs MAN the night before, FAL’s PP went 6-for-9 over two games.
GRIM has now lost nine of 10 games after a hot 4-0-1-0 start.
FAL has won all five meetings with GRIM this season but had to forfeit the first game.

Pirates 11 at Huskies 4
Fri., Jan. 4

First period
1. FAL, Darren Kramer 19 (Pat Rowan, Kevin Monfette) 5:21 (pp)
2. FAL, Dallas Brochu 19 (Darren Kramer, Pat Rowan) 12:35
3. FAL, Joel Pelletier 2 (Koltin Caron, Neil Maisonneuve) 13:40
4. FAL, Brennan Walker 2 (Pat Rowan, Dallas Brochu) 15:24
5. GH, Spencer Ross 3 (Corson Fairless, Izaak Hudson) 18:04 (pp)
Penalties: Dylan Cunningham FAL (hooking) 2:07, Loewen Lambert GH (tripping) 4:39, Brian Sommers FAL and Lance Rapson GH (fighting majors, game misconducts) 5:08, Jay Anderson FAL (tripping) 17:39.
Second period
6. FAL, Dallas Brochu 20 (Darren Kramer, Pat Rowan) 00:24
7. FAL, Trevor Tokarz 6 (Dakota Mason) 00:48
8. GH, Davis Rose 4 (Matt Flette, Izaak Hudson) 3:43
9. GH, Cole Diewert 4 (Spencer Ross, Ty Wiebe) 5:03
10. FAL, Darren Brochu 5 (Darren Kramer, Trevor Tokarz) 6:49
11. FAL, Dallas Brochu 21 (Neil Maisonneuve, Darren Brochu) 9:28
Penalties: Trevor Mazurek FAL (hooking) 11:12, Kale Helgeson GH (cross-checking) 14:37.
Third period
12. GH, Colter Wiebe 5 (Carson Ewing, Sheldon Szmata) 3:08
13. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 5 (Jeff Chalifoux) 3:38
14. FAL, Darren Brochu 6 (Dakota Mason, Trevor Tokarz) 9:30 (pp)
15. FAL, Koltin Caron 3 (Trevor Tokarz, Dylan Cunningham) 19:55
Penalties: Rollie Gladue FAL (hooking) 1:01, Trevor Mazurek FAL (roughing, misconduct) 3:38, Kale Helgeson GH (hooking) 7:30, Koltin Caron FAL (high-sticking) and Kyle Richardson GH (unsportsmanlike) 9:33, Joel Pelletier FAL and Kyle Richardson GH (roughing) 17:58, Neil Maisonneuve FAL and Matt Flette GH (slashing) 19:08.
Shots on goal:

Falher		20	12	13	-45
Grimshaw 9 12 11 -32

Goaltenders: Pirates, Dyson Leowen; Huskies, Corey Houlder (David Gingera in at 9:28 of second period).
Power Plays: FAL 2-3; GH 1-5.
Penalties in Minutes: FAL 41; GH 27.