Red Wings wrap up 2019 with win

Richard Froese
South Peace News

The High Prairie Red Wings wrapped up the 2019 portion of their junior hockey season with a win and a loss.

The Red Wings doubled the Northern Alberta Tomahawks 6-3 at home Dec. 22 in Greater Metro Hockey League action in the West Division sparked by four power-play goals.

High Prairie led 3-1 after the first period although the Tomahawks outshot the Red Wings 23-8.

Sage Letendre opened the scored at 2:38 assisted by John Yellowknee.

Mayven McMaster popped a power-play goal at 12:13 assisted by Tyson Mitchell and Larry Yellowknee.

Short-handed, the Red Wings took a 3-1 lead on a goal by Larry Yellowknee at 19:10 assisted by Benny Yellowknee.

The Red Wings led 5-3 after the second period with both goals on the power play.

McMaster scored at 4:08 assisted by Mitchell and Larry Yellowknee.

After the Tomahawks narrowed the score with a power-play and short-handed goal, High Prairie replied.

Larry Yellowknee scored at 18:23 assisted by Mikal Chalifoux.

Mitchell popped an insurance goal into an empty net with 43 seconds to play assisted by Drayden Linklater.

Red Wing goalie Bradley Roncin was red hot as the Tomahawks outshot High Prairie 56-25.

High Prairie lost 8-7 in overtime to the host Slave Lake Icedogs on Dec. 20.

The Red Wings jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period.

John Yellowknee scored at 6:13 from Sage Letendre and Maven McMaster.

Mikal Chalifoux tallied an unassisted short-handed goal at 14:23.

Harrison Potts potted a power-play goal at 16:15 assisted by Larry Yellowknee.

Slave Lake scored in the final minute of the first period.

All five goals in the second period were scored on the power play.

The Red Wings went up 4-1 on a goal by Benny Yellowknee at 5:14 assisted by Larry Yellowknee.

Larry Yellowknee scored a power-play goal 54 seconds into the third period assisted by Tyson Mitchell and Brendan Willier.

John Yellowknee scored on a penalty shot at 2:27.

Chalifoux tied the game at 7-7 at 14;45 assisted by Willier.

Slave Lake outshot High Prairie 49-32.

Mathieu Charbonneau played the first two periods before he was replaced by Jeremiah Clarke.

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