LETHBRIDGE - The Kootenay ICE scored twice in the first and two more times in the third period to defeat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-2 Wednesday night.
Corbin Boes was a busy guy between the pipes in the first period of this hockey game. The Kootenay ICE stormed out of the gate and opened the scoring. First it was Zach McPhee who found the back of the net giving the ICE a 1-0 lead. Not too long after that, Kootenay added another one, off a great tip by Levi Cable. That made it 2-0 Kootenay. That's the way the period would end. Lethbridge was out shot 15-8, but had a few good chances off Kootenay turnovers. They were unable to capitalize.
In the second, the Hurricanes would cut the ICE lead in half. Axel Blomqvist cashed in a rebound off Kootenay goaltender Mackenzie Skapski for his 2nd of the season to make it a 2-1 game in favour of Kootenay. The ICE got that back a few minutes later when Sam Reinhart got in front of a point shot and tipped it by Boes to make it 3-1 ICE. Kootenay would take that two goal leading into the dressing room after 40 minutes. Kootenay held a 29-18 edge in shots on goal.
In the third, the ICE would keep the offence coming. Zak Zborowsky scored a nice tie-tac-toe goal on the power play to make it 4-1 Kootenay. The visitors weren't done there. A few minutes later they'd get another power play and make good, when Sam Reinhart scored his 2nd of the night to give Kootenay a 5-1 lead. Before the game would end, the Hurricanes scored a power play goal on a 5-on-3 advantage. Macoy Erkamps hammered home his first of the year, but that would be as close as they would get. The ICE would skate away with their first road victory, 5-2. Kootenay out shot Lethbridge 41-27. Despite allowing 5 goals, Corbin Boes was excellent in goal and made several big saves for the Hurricanes. The Canes finished the game 1/6 on the power play. Kootenay was 2/5. The loss drops the Canes record to 1-5-0-1.
Griffin Foulk Excited to be a Lethbridge Hurricane
I spoke with the newly acquired Griffin Foulk prior to Wednesday's game. Needless-to-say he's very excited to be coming to Lethbridge.
The Hurricanes hit the road for their next four games over the course of the next week. The Canes head straight to Vancouver Island following this game and will call Victoria home for a couple of days. They will play the Royals in back-to-back games Friday (Oct. 11) and Saturday (Oct. 12) at Save-On-Foods Memorial Arena (8:00 pm MDT face-off times on CJOC). Following those two games, the Canes will head back across the water and up the Coquihala Highway to Kamloops where they will play the Blazers in a matinee game on Thanksgiving Monday. The puck drop is set for (3:00 pm MDT). They'll close out the road trip next Wednesday (Oct. 16) against one of the top team in the West, the Kelowna Rockets, at 8:00 pm MDT. The Hurricanes next home game is slated for Saturday, October 19th versus Saskatoon.