The visiting Falher Pirates received a pair of goals from Dallas Brochu and outshot the High Prairie Regals 40-22 to take a 2-0 lead in their East Division Semi-Final series Thursday night in High Prairie.
FAL never trailed, leading 1-0 after one period and 3-1 after two before scoring four third period goals.
Pat Rowan, the playoff’s leading scorer, scored once and added two assists. Brian Sommers, Dakota Mason, Dan Aubin and Darren Kramer added the other goals. Trevor Mazurek added three assists, and missed a penalty shot in the first period.
Ira Gladue’s first period goal and Jamie MacMinn’s power play goal with 13 seconds left was all the offence HP could muster.
Game 3 is back in FAL on Saturday with the Pirates looking to take a 3-0 stranglehold.
Pirates 7 at Regals 2
Thursday, Feb. 7
[Pirates lead series 2-0]
1. FAL, Pat Rowan 5 (Trevor Mazurek 1, Trevor Tokarz) 14:13
2. HP, Ira Gladue 1 (Lindon Jackson-Alook, Nelson Anderson) 18:04
Penalties: Hector Lamouche HP (tripping) 4:48, Jeff Chalifoux FAL (roughing, holding) and Kirk Ruecker HP (holding) 5:10.
3. FAL, Dallas Brochu 2 (Trevor Mazurek, Pat Rowan) 8:27
4. FAL, Brian Sommers 1 (Dakota Mason, Darren Kramer) 14:43
Penalties: Jeff Chalifoux FAL (misconduct, game misconduct) 3:00, Luke Bellerose FAL (cross-checking) and Jacob Anderson HP (unsportsmanlike, misconduct) 3:52, Neil Maisonneuve FAL and Jamie MacMinn HP (unsportsmanlike) and Brandon McNabb HP (unsportsmanlike) 5:55, Darren Brochu FAL (interference) 12:14.
5. FAL, Dakota Mason 2 (Kevin Monfette) 3:20
6. FAL, Dan Aubin 2 (Matts Maisonneuve, Luke Bellerose) 4:25
7. FAL, Darren Kramer 1 (Luke Bellerose, Dakota Mason) 14:10
8. FAL, Dallas Brochu 3 (Pat Rowan, Trevor Mazurek) 15:57
9. HP, Jamie MacMinn 1 (Hector Lamouche) 19:47 (pp)
Penalties: Chad Rycroft FAL (delay of game, served by Dakota Mason) 8:20, Mitch Price HP (misconduct) 15:07, Trevor Mazurek FAL (interference) 18:22.
Shots on goal:
Falher 12 13 15 -40
High Prairie 6 6 10 -22 Goaltenders: Pirates, Chad Rycroft; Regals, Matt MacMinn.
Power Plays: FAL 0-2; HP 1-4.
Penalties in Minutes: FAL 34; HP 30.
Missed Penalty Shot: Trevor Mazurek at 6:13 of first period.