CRANBROOK, BC - The Kootenay ICE scored once shorthanded and once on the power play as they shut out the Lethbridge Hurricanes 3-0 Saturday night.
Not much to talk about in the first period of this hockey game. The Hurricanes and ICE played to a scoreless tie through 20 minutes. Both teams had some chances, but neither Ty Rimmer or Mackenzie Skapski would break. Kootenay held an 11-5 edge in shots.
In the second, the Hurricanes power play would give up a shorthanded goal. Levi Cable picked off a pass and snapped a shot over Ty Rimmer, giving the ICE a 1-0 lead. About four minutes later, Kootenay would get another one, this time on the man advantage. Joey Leach's point shot beat Rimmer, to give the home team a 2-0 lead after two periods of play. The ICE out shot Lethbridge 20-13 through 40 minutes.
In the third, the Hurricanes played much better, but again just couldn't score. The ICE would finish the game off with an empty-netter off the stick of Brock Montgomery and that would be it as Kootenay would blank the Canes 3-0. The loss drops the Hurricanes to 24-23-1-7 on the season. They also fall to 6th place in the Eastern Conference, one point back of Saskatoon and one point ahead of the 7th place Swift Current Broncos. The Hurricanes power play let them down big time in this game. They went 0/6 and gave up a shorthanded goal while the ICE went 2/3 on the man advantage. Kootenay out shot Lethbridge 29-22. Assistant Coach Chris Chisamore said on the post-game show it was very frustrating to watch.
HURRICANES THIS WEEK
Our first radio show of February hits the airwaves on Monday night (Feb. 4). Fred Jack will host the program along with Paul Kingsmith from Global TV. I'll be on the road with the Hurricanes and will chime in from Regina. Former Pats radio voice and current talk show host and popular sports blogger Rod Pedersen will join us on the program. The show starts at 7:00 pm MST on CJOC.
A very busy week of hockey upcoming for the Hurricanes. The Canes will head out east for a set of 4 games in 5 nights against Regina, Brandon, Prince Albert, and Sasaktoon. It'll be the Hurricanes final games of the regular season against all four of those teams. First up the Pats in Regina Tuesday (Feb. 5). Game time is 6:00 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 5:30. After this hectic road trip, the Hurricanes will get a huge mid-month rest with only one game in 12 days between February 10th and 22nd.