The Falher Pirates released an avalanche of goals to win their East Division Semi-Final series opener against the High Prairie Regals Tuesday night.
FAL whipped HP 16-4 on the strength of four goals from Pat Rowan and a third period natural hat trick from Jeff Chalifoux.
Trevor Mazurek added a pair while Kevin Monfette, Matts Maisonneuve, Neil Maisonneuve, Dallas Brochu, Dan Aubin, Marco St.-Pierre, Dakota Mason each added one goal.
Seven Pirates recorded three assists including Darren Kramer, Dallas Brochu, Brian Sommers, Mazurek, Monfette, Rollie Gladue and Darren Brochu.
FAL led 3-0 after one period and 8-3 after two before adding eight third period goals.
Jacob Anderson scored a pair of power play goals for HP while Nelson Anderson added a PPG and Hector Lamouche a shorthanded goal. All HP goals were scored on special teams.
FAL was no slouch themselves scoring four PPGs on five chances with Chalifoux netting a pair and Monfette and St.-Pierre scoring the others. Rowan added a SHG for food measure.
Game 2 of the series is back in HP Thursday night.
Regals 4 at Pirates 16
Tue., Feb. 5
[Pirates Lead series 1-0]
1. FAL, Kevin Monfette 1 (Rollie Gladue, Darren Kramer) 4:51 (pp)
2. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 1 (Kevin Monfette, Rollie Gladue) 9:35
3. FAL, Marco St.-Pierre 1 (Kevin Monfette, Rollie Gladue) 13:16 (pp)
Penalties: Garrett Sinclair-Nahachick HP (hooking) 3:59, Rocky Collins FAL (hooking) 6:48, Kyle Olansky HP and Dan Aubin FAL (cross-checking) 9:25, Jacob Anderson HP (interference) 13:02.
4. FAL, Pat Rowan 1 (Kevin Monfette) 00:47
5. FAL, Pat Rowan 2 (Darren Kramer) 4:36 (sh)
6. HP, Jacob Anderson 1 (Kirk Ruecker, Austin Mood-Flagg) 5:41 (pp)
7. HP, Jacob Anderson 2 (Damian Cardinal, Chris LeGresley) 7:17 (pp)
8. FAL, Dakota Mason 1 (Darren Brochu, Darren Kramer) 10:06
9. FAL, Matts Maisonneuve 1 (Trevor Mazurek, Jeff Chalifoux) 12:26
10. FAL, Dan Aubin 1 (Trevor Tokarz, Jay Anderson) 15:41
11. HP, Nelson Anderson 1 (Damian Cardinal, Austin Doan) 18:34 (pp)
Penalties: Dakota Mason FAL (high-sticking double-minor) 4:26, Jeff Chalifoux FAL (cross-checking) 6:26, Darren Brochu FAL (tripping) 17:14.
12. FAL, Pat Rowan 3 (Dallas Brochu, Brian Sommers) 2:02
13. FAL, Pat Rowan 4 (Dallas Brochu, Brian Sommers) 2:23
14. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 1 (Darren Brochu, Trevor Mazurek) 6:21
15. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 2 (Darren Brochu) 6:57 (pp)
16. FAL, Jeff Chalifoux 3 (Trevor Mazurek) 9:09 (pp)
17. HP, Hector Lamouche 1 (Isaiah Letendre) 11:34 (sh)
18. FAL, Neil Maisonneuve 1 (Dallas Brochu, Pat Rowan) 13:23
19. FAL, Dallas Brochu 1 (Brian Sommers, Pat Rowan) 13:49
20. FAL, Trevor Mazurek 2 (Jeff Chalifoux) 15:51
Penalties: Dan Aubin FAL (tripping) 4:31, Kyle Olansky HP (cross-checking) 5:35, Austin Mood-Flagg HP (goaltender interference) 8:36, Austin Doan HP (slashing) 10:59, Lawrence Anderson HP (misconduct) 15:51.
Shots on goal:
High Prairie 8 9 10 -27
Falher 20 22 16 -58 Goaltenders: Regals, Matt MacMinn [Kent Ryan in at 4:36 of second period]; Pirates, Chad Rycroft.
Power Plays: HP 3-6; FAL 4-5.
Penalties in Minutes: HP 22; FAL 14.