RED DEER - Goaltenders Stuart Skinner and Chis Tai split the duties between the pipes for the Hurricanes and both stood on their heads, but it wasn't enough as Lethbridge fell 2-1 in a shootout in Red Deer Saturday night.
The game was scoreless after one, but the Hurricanes got things going in the second period when Reid Nemeth scored, assisted by Jamal Watson. Shortly after that the Rebels evened the score on a power play.
The game was tied at 1-1 going into the 3rd period. The Canes had some great chances to win this one in regulation, but it would head to extra time.
Neither team was able to score in overtime. In the shootout, both Hurricanes shooters were stopped, while the Rebels scored twice and went on to win it 2-1. Red Deer heavily out shot the Canes in this one, 51-29. Skinner and Tai had solid outings in goal for Coach Drake Berehowsky's crew.
The difference in this game was the man advantage. There were several chances for both teams with 14 power plays combined, but only one goal. The Hurricanes went 0 for 8, while the Rebels finished the night 1 for 6.
The Canes are now 1-0-1 in pre-season play, while Red Deer is 1-3. Lethbridge plays back at home next Wednesday (Sept. 11) when they host Medicine Hat. It's the Canes lone exhibition game this season as the ENMAX Centre. Game time is 7:00 pm MDT.