The score was 5-0 for the home team before the Gros Morne Academy Panthers even knew what hit them.
Nathan Philpott scored four times, while Dawson Drake added a hat trick to help power the Stephenville High Spartans to 10-4 triumph over the Panthers in West Coast High School Hockey League action at the Stephenville Dome.
William Bailey (2) and George Young also scored in the winning effort.
Nathan Ellsworth struck twice for the Panthers in the loss, while Mateo Gill and Lucas Parsons added single markers.
Jordi Green earned the win between the pipes, playing the first half of the game for the Spartans before being relieved by Francis Felix.
Cody Brown suffered the defeat at the other end of the ice.
The Spartans went up by five about 15 minutes into the game, before the Panthers finally got on the board before the end of the first period.
The score was 6-2 after two periods.
The Corner Brook Regional High Titans are now the league leaders at 7-4-0, ahead of the Panthers’ mark of 6-4-0. The Spartans improve to 7-5-0, while the Elwood High Lakers are in fourth at 5-7-0. The St. James Regional High Saints are 3-8-0.