Red Wings release avalanche of goals

High Prairie Red Wing player Brandon McNabb, right, and Darian Alook from the Slave Lake Icedogs chase the puck in Greater Metro Hockey League action in the West Division in High Prairie on Jan. 5.

Richard Froese
South Peace News

High Prairie Red Wings harnessed division rival Slave Lake Icedogs 10-4 in Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League action on home ice Jan. 5.

The home team took control right from the start and led 3-0 after the first period.

Sage Letendre opened the scoring at 3:38 assisted by Thayne Schur-Auger.

High Prairie popped two power-play goals 24 seconds apart.

Brandon McNabb scored at 16:22 assisted by Larry Yellowknee and Benny Yellowknee.

Mikal Chalifoux at 16:46 followed up on a goal at 16:46 assisted by Benny Yellowknee and McNabb.

The Red Wings built their lead to 6-2 after the second period.

Larry Yellowknee scored with the man advantage at 1:47 assisted by Benny Yellowknee.

Benny Yellowknee tallied another power-play goal at 14:04 assisted by McNabb.

Fabian McDonald scored at 15:23 from Chalifoux and Larry Yellowknee.

High Prairie added four unanswered goals in the final period to seal the deal.

McNabb scored on the power play at 8:25.

Benny Yellowknee 10:27 found the back of the net at 10:27 assisted by Jonas Smith and Tyson Mitchell.

The final two goals were also on the power play.

Chalifoux scored at 17:3 assisted by Larry Yellowknee and McDonald.

Brendan Willier closed out the scoring at 18:48 assisted by John Yellowknee and Mitchell.

High Prairie peppered 55 shots on goals while Red Wing goalie Bradley Roncin faced 31 shots from Slave Lake.

The Red Wings rebounded after dropping a 7-4 decision in Slave Lake on Jan. 3.

Playing with a roster of just 12 skaters, the Red Wings outshot the Icedogs 53-23.

Tyson Mitchell scored at 12:22 on the first period as the Red Wings trailed 3-1 after 20 minutes.

High Prairie popped all three goals in the second period to take a 4-3 lead.

Brandon McNabb scored at 1:12 unassisted.

Larry Yellowknee tallied a power-play goal at 11:53 from Mikal Chalifoux and Brandon McNabb.

Benny Yellowknee added another power-play goal two minutes later assisted by Larry Yellowknee and John Yellowknee.

Slave Lake iced the win with four unanswered goals in the third period.

Upcoming, the Red Wings travel to Slave Lake on Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.

High Prairie hosts the Northern Alberta Tomahawks on Jan. 19 at 4:30 p.m.

More information about the team is also available on the Red Wings’ website at

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