Pirates sweep holiday doubleheader

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

After a dismal 0-4 start, the Falher Pirates are back on track!

The Pirates won their sixth game in seven starts heading into the Christmas break with a pair of home ice wins last week.

The Pirates whipped the Manning Comets 7-2 on Dec. 20 and the Grimshaw Huskies 9-3 on Dec. 21 to firmly entrench themselves in third place in the NPHL standings.

It should be noted the wins all came against the Comets and Huskies, but the Pirates will get another crack at the Dawson Creek Canucks and Grande Prairie Athletics after the New Year if they want to make a push for second place.

The Pirates took a 3-1 first period lead on the Comets. After a scoreless second period, the Pirates erupted for four third period goals to put the game away.

Kris Desjarlais and Morgan MacLean each scored twice and added an assist to lead the offence. Hector Lamouche, Dakota Conroy and Dallas Brochu added the other goals. Desjarlais scored shorthanded and on the power play.

Darren Kramer and ex-Fort St. John Flyer Robbie Sidhu, playing in his first game, each added two assists.

Josh Rutherford and Brendan Baumgartner replied for the Comets, who were outshot 48-29.

The next night featured an odd scoring line in that the Pirates won each period 3-1 to win 9-3.

Desjarlais scored twice in the first seven minutes and on the night tallied four goals. Kramer added two goals while Lawrence Anderson, also playing in his first game of the season, Conroy and Marco St.-Pierre added the others.

Not to be left outdone, Dallas Brochu added three assists while Lamouche and MacLean had two assists each.

Brendan Hawryluk scored twice for the Huskies with Cory Littman adding the other goal. Al Mazur assisted on all three goals.

Another newcomer to the Pirates will be sitting the next few games. Ashlee Langdone received a match penalty for a check to the head and will now face league discipline. At the same time he received a roughing major and game misconduct.

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