MEDICINE HAT - Not a good night for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in their third exhibition game of the season.
The Medicine Hat Tigers have scored three times in the opening 10 minutes on goals from Parkkonen, Sheen, and Rehak to give the home team a commanding 3-0 lead in the early going of this game. Tanner Kovacs started the game in goal for Lethbridge. Shortly after that Emerson Etem got in on the action with a couple of quick goals, including one short-handed to put Medicine Hat ahead 5-0. With two seconds to go in the period, the Tigers would get one more as Rehak potted his second of the night to give the Tigers a huge 6-0 after just one period. Jonny Hogue is now in goal for Lethbridge. Medicine Hat outshot the Canes 16-9 in the opening 20 minutes.
Things didn't get any better for the Canes in the second period either. The Tigers found the back of the net three more times to increase their lead to 9-0 after 40 minutes of play. Rehak scored his 3rd of the night for Medicine Hat along with goals from Hart and Valk, both in the final minute. The shots after two periods favoured the home team 28-20.
In the third period, the Tigers hit double-digets on the score board when Rehak scored his 4th of the game putting Medicine Hat ahead 10-0. The Hurricanes finally broke the goose egg when Mitch Guiel scored, but the game would end 10-1 in favour of the Tigers. The final shots were 43-33 Medicine Hat.
Ryckman, Johnston, Braes, Oslanski, Ramsey, and Hood were the only veterans dressed for the Hurricanes in this game.
The Hurricanes are 0-3 in WHL pre-season play, after dropping their first three games against Calgary and Red Deer the last couple of nights. The Hurricanes host Medicine Hat Wednesday night at 7:00 at Nicholas Sheran Arena.