EDMONTON - Tristan Jarry had a fairly easy night in goal as the Edmonton Oil Kings shut out the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-0 Friday night.
Not the best road period by the Hurricanes with several turnovers to open this game at Rexall Place. Neither team was able to score until the final minutes when Mitch Moroz redirected a point shot, beating a partially screened Ty Rimmer. That made it 1-0 Edmonton through 20 minutes of play. The Canes didn't have many scoring chances in the period as the Oil Kings held an edge in shots 17-7.
In the second, the Oil Kings scored early. Just 42 second into the period, Curtis Lazar backhanded a shot by Rimmer giving Edmonton a 2-0 lead. The Oil Kings would add one more before the end of the period when Trevor Cheek rifled a one-timer by Ty Rimmer making it 3-0 Edmonton. That's the way the period would end. Edmonton held a comfortable edge in shots 32-14. The Hurricanes just couldn't generate any scoring chances.
In the third, the Oil Kings would add one more goal on a bad giveaway by the Canes in their own zone when Dylan Wruck snapped a wrist shot by Rimmer to make it 4-0 Edmonton and that would be the final score in this game. Edmonton out shot Lethbridge 46-23 on the night. The Oil Kings went 0/3 on the power play while the Canes finished the night 0/2.
The loss drops the Canes record to 21-19-1-5 on the season. Assistant Coach Chris Chisamore said on the CJOC post game show, "We were bad tonight. Way too many turnovers. Not a good game on the road."
HURRICANES VS. COPS HOCKEY GAME
Members of the Lethbridge Regional Police Service and Lethbridge Hurricanes are lacing up their skates for a free exhibition game this weekend. The Cops and Canes game will feature mixed teams that include a combination of police officers and Hurricanes players. The game is set for Sunday, Jan. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Enmax Centre and is open to the public. Doors open at 2:00pm and admission is a non-perishable food item. All donated food will benefit local food banks. On the ice the teams will be battling for bragging rights and a special trophy, but off the ice Cops and Canes is an opportunity for the young players to connect with law enforcement officers and learn more about a career in policing. Members of the Police Service and Hurricanes will be available for media interviews at the game.
The Hurricanes will play game two of this trip away from Lethbridge on Saturday (Jan. 12) when they head to Medicine Hat to take on the rival Tigers. this will be the 6th of 8 meetings between the Canes and Tigers this season. Game time from Medicine Hat is 7:30 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30.