A typical Lethbridge/Red Deer game this year usually begins with little to no offence and that was exactly the case in the first period of the 5th meeting of the season between the two Central Division teams. Neither team was able to light the red lamp as both Ty Rimmer and Patrik Bartosak managed to keep the game scoreless through 20 minutes play. It was a very evenly played game with the shots 9-9.
In the second, Captain Graham Hood, playing in his 300th career WHL game was given a 5 minute major penalty and game misconduct for boarding on Red Deer's Devan Fafard. On the power play, the Rebels would take the lead. A slap pass from the Lethbridge blue line was tipped perfectly by Turner Elson, to break the scoreless tie and give the Rebels a 1-0 lead. The Rebels would add another when the Canes got caught while on the power play behind their own goal and the Rebels would make them pay when Turner Elson scored his second of the night to make it 2-0 Rebels. Before the end of the period, the visitors would score again. Wyatt Johnson's hard shot from just inside the right face-off circle beat Ty Rimmer between the legs to give Red Deer a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes of play. The Canes though out shot the Rebels 28-21.
In the third, the Rebels would get one more when Matt Dumba scored on a late power play to give the Rebels a 4-0 lead and that would be it. For the second time in the last two weeks, the Rebels would shut out the Hurricanes in Lethbridge. Despite the loss, the Canes out shot Red Deer 39-28. Lethbridge went 0/6 on the power play, while the Rebels went 2/4.
The Hurricanes haven't scored a single goal in their last 3 home games, getting shut out twice by Red Deer and once by the Kootenay ICE. The last time Lethbridge scored at the ENMAX Centre was a goal by Jaimen Yakubowski at the 19:14 mark of the 3rd period in a 5-4 loss to Prince George back on February 16th. The loss drops the Hurricanes record to 26-30-3-7 on the season. They remain 6 points back of Kootenay for the final playoff spot in the East with 6 games remaining in the regular season schedule.
2013-2014 SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
The Lethbridge Hurricanes are encouraging fans to get an early jump on purchasing or renewing your Hurricanes Season Tickets for the 2013-014 season! Loyalty Pricing is in effect until June 21st.
*taxes and facility fees included
Season Tickets will be available new or for renewal starting tonight, Wednesday, February 6th on the concourse. Be sure to visit the Hurricanes for your tickets and don’t forget to ask about our convenient payment plan.
The Hurricanes will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend. They will play the Rebels in Red Deer Friday night for the final meeting of the season between the teams. Game time is 7:30 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 7:00. The Canes will take on the Calgary Hitmen Saturday night at the Saddledome.