The Falher Pirates are getting their shares of wins and losses this season.
The Pirates travelled to Grande Prairie on Nov. 25 to face the Athletics. It was the Athletics who came out on top with a 3-1 win.
However, the Pirates managed back-to-back wins against the Manning Comets. The Pirates hosted the Comets on Dec. 1 and Coach Taylor Cote was pleased with his team’s performance.
“We played a lot of speed tonight,” says Cote. “We capitalized on power plays early and took advantage of our offensive opportunities.”
Josh Rutherford scored the opening goal for the Comets at 5:38 in the first period. Rutherford fired the puck into the basement with Deryk Whitehead receiving the assist.
But less than a minute later, Nathan Smith evened the score for the Pirates, with Darren Brochu receiving the assist.
Then, at 14:01, Dallas Brochu put the Pirates ahead by flicking the puck into the net on a power play. Cedric Harvey and J.M. St. Pierre received the assists.
St. Pierre scored his own goal at 17:26 in the second period. He took shot on the approach to the net. The puck hit the goalie’s pads and bounced into the net. Harvey received his second assist of the game, and Dallas Brochu received one as well. Check the Express’ Facebook page for a video of the goal.
St. Pierre scored a shorthand goal at 1:47 in the third period, Harvey received his third assist of the game.
Harvey followed up with his own goal at 5:23, putting the puck in from the side of the net. Pat Rowan and Smith received the assists.
However, the Comets had the last word, as Caty Thomas scored an unassited goal at the 12-minute mark.
But the Pirates held on to win by a score of 5-2. Shots on net for the game were 53-20 in favour of the Pirates.
The Pirates then travelled to Manning Dec. 2 and they won that game by a score of 5-2 as well.
The also travelled to High Prairie on Dec. 7 to face the Regals. But the Regals won that game by a score of 13-6.
The Pirates’ next home game was Dec. 9, when they hosted the Grimshaw Huskies. Look for a story about that game in the Dec. 20 edition of the Express.