Midgets continue fine form

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

The High Prairie Legionnaire Midgets continue their fine late season form after two more wins last weekend.

High Prairie won 5-3 over Peace River in a game played at Falher Jan. 17, then they blitzed High Level 9-4 back home the next day.

“We are now 7-1-0 in the last eight games and unbeaten in the new year with two games remaining in the season,” says coach Trent Meyaard.

High Prairie outshot Peace River 51-27 in the win.

“All 14 players tonight trusted the process to play for a full 60 minutes, we grinded this game out shift after shift,” says Meyaard.

High Prairie led 2-1 after one period and 4-2 after two.

Kaden Desjarlais scored twice to lead High Prairie while Jonah Hill, Harlan Noskey and Paydin Young added the other goals.

Ty Cousins, Zachary Bowman and Kiefer Higginson replied for Peace River.

The win over High Level was refreshing for the team. After many close games, they broke out offensively with nine goals including eight in the final two periods.

“Our offense finally broke out,” says Meyaard. “We started off very sluggish, then started playing like we can. We played our game with pace and urgency and in time High Level got frustrated, took penalties and we continued to score and be a relentless 200-foot hockey team.”

The game did not start well as High Level scored twice to take the early lead. The visitors lead 3-1 after one period but High Prairie scored four goals in the second period to take a 5-4 lead, then added four goals in the third to win easily.

Keenan Noskey, Desjarlais and Eden Auger each scored twice to pace the attack while Young, Brayden Auger and Bryson Dallaire each scored once.

K.C. McKinney scored twice in the first period for High Level. A.J. Clarks and Dalton Seniantha added the other goals.

High Prairie outshot High Level 43-38.

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