LETHBRIDGE - The Lethbridge Hurricanes are still winless in pre-season play after falling 3-2 to the Medicine Hat Tigers Wednesday night at Nicholas Sheran Arena.
Newly acquired goalie Damien Ketlo saw his first action in a Canes jersey and he had a busy night as the Tigers outshot Lethbridge 38-29 in this game.
The Tigers took a 1-0 lead into the second period on a late first period goal by Sheen. The Hurricanes tied things up in the second frame on goal by defenceman Tyler Kizuik. Things would stay deadlocked at 1-1 moving into the third period. In the final period, Medicine Hat would get two quick goals less than a minute apart from Petryk and Dieno. That gave the visitors a 3-1 lead. Seconds later, Cam Braes moved in and scored, getting Lethbridge back to within one, but that's as close as the Canes would get in this game. Medicine Hat would skate away with a 3-2 victory. The loss drops the Hurricanes to 0-4 in exhibition action.
It would a pretty good game overall. Both teams had several power play chances, 9 opportunities each with the man advantage. The Tigers went 1 for 9 and Lethbridge 0 for 9. That turned out to be the difference in the end.
The Canes will close out the pre-season this weekend with a couple of game in Coleman in the Crowsnest Pass. Friday they play Kootenay and Saturday the Canes take on Calgary.
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