Several games went over the weekend in the North Peace Hockey League (NPHL).
One of them went on Friday, November 24, 2017, with High Prairie’s hot streak cut short to just two games. The Regals fell to the Comets in Manning by a score of 8-4.
Josh Rutherford was the hero for Manning this game, having scored two goals this game, including the game winner, for a year-round total of seven this season.
The Regals made 44 shots on net, while the Comets only had to make 33.
Three games went the next night, with the Regals hosting Fort St. John, the Comets were up against Dawson Creek, while Falher was in Grande Prairie.
High Prairie also went down in defeat in this game, falling 4-1 to the Flyers. The Regals were the first to score, with Damian Cardinal scoring at around 8:28 into the first period, with Jacob and Nelson Anderson assistaing. But things would go downhill for the team from there, and Fort St. John would dominate the rest of the game.
It took a shootout this time, but the Manning Comets did manage to come out on top once again, as they downed the Sr. Canucks 5-4. Coty Thomas and Steven Kover made their shots for Manning during the shootout round, while only Frederick Tanguay made his for Dawson Creek.
And Falher’s luck was no better than the Regals, as the Pirates fell 3-1 in GP. After remaining scoreless throughout the first period, the Athletics really got their game on, and never looked back. In the end, the A’s outshot Falher 55-20. Craig Anderson scored the only Pirate goal early in the third, with assists from Trevor Mazurek and Darren Brochu.
Things don’t resume in the NPHL until Thursday, November 30, 2017. Two games are set to go that day, with the Grimshaw Huskies still hunting for their first win in Dawson Creek. The other game has Grande Prairie heading to Fort St. John.
– Posted by BET