The High Prairie Regals are no longer winless.
After 14 straight losses to open the season, HP sent the home fans home happy with a 10-7 win over the visiting Grimshaw Huskies.
The win was the first in three games for HP over GRIM this season. The teams meet again in two nights in a neutral site game in Peace River.
GRIM led 1-0 on a first-minute goal and later led 5-4 in the second period, but this was to be HP’s night. HP scored six of the game’s last eight goals to secure their first win and avoid the embarrassment of not having won a game before the New Year.
Mitch Price and Lloyd AhKimNachie each scored twice and added two assists. Lawrence Anderson and Hector Lamouche each scored once and added two assists while Chris LeGresley added four assists. Single goals came off the sticks of Auston Mood-Flagg, Jamie McMinn, Brendan Cunningham and Brandon McNabb.
Ty Wiebe paced GRIM’s attack with three goals and one assist. Brendan Hawryluk added two goals while Davis Rose and Brendan Szmata added the others.
GRIM, who played the game with only 11 players, has now lost seven of their last eight games.
GRIM had won seven of their last nine games played in HP.
Huskies 7 at Regals 10
Thursday, Dec. 27
1. GH, Brendan Hawryluk 12 (Colter Wiebe) 00:43
2. HP, Mitch Price 4 (Chris LeGresley, Lloyd AhKimNachie) 6:38
3. HP, Jamie MacMinn 4 (Mikal Chalifoux – Van De Ligt) 10:25
4. GH, Ty Wiebe 14 (Corson Fairless, Brendan Hawryluk) 11:54
5. HP, Austin Mood-Flagg (Lawrence Anderson) 14:43
6. GH, Ty Wiebe 15 (Corson Fairless, Davis Rose) 16:15
7. HP, Lawrence Anderson 4 (Chris LeGresley, Austin Doan) 17:57
8. GH, Ty Wiebe 16 (Colter Wiebe) 2:52
9. GH, Brendan Szmata 1 (Colter Wiebe, Carson Ewing) 3:22
10. HP, Brendan Cunningham 1 (Lloyd AhKimNachie) 13:01
11. HP, Hector Lamouche 5 (Mikal Chalifoux – Van De Ligt, Brandon McNabb) 13:23
12. HP, Brandon McNabb 3 (Hector Lamouche) 16:33
13. GH, Davis Rose 3 (Corson Fairless) 16:38
14. HP, Lloyd AhKimNachie 7 (Mitch Price, Lawrence Anderson) 00:43
15. HP, Mitch Price 5 (Chris LeGresley) 10:03
16. HP, Lloyd AhKimNachie 8 (Chris LeGresley, Mitch Price) 13:20
17. GH, Brendan Hawryluk 12 (Ty Wiebe, Kale Helgeson) 15:36
Penalties: Lowen Lambert GH and Mikal Chalifoux – Van De Ligt HP (slashing) 17:54.
Shots on goal:
Grimshaw 12 18 17 -47
High Prairie 22 18 16 -56 Goaltenders: Huskies, Cory Houlder; Regals, Ryan Penchuk.
Power Plays: GH 0-0; HP 0-0.
Penalties in Minutes: GH 2; HP 2.