LETHBRIDGE - The Moose Jaw Waartiors erased a 3-0 third period deficit as they came back to beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-3 Thursday night in overtime at the ENMAX Centre.
A great start for the Lethbridge Hurricanes in this game. Just over 5 minutes into the first period, Axel Blomqvist would rifle home a nice shot from between the hash marks to give the Hurricanes a 1-0 lead. That was his 4th goal of the season. That gave the Canes a 1-0 lead. A few minutes later the Hurricanes would get on the power play. The red hot Tyler Wong would keep his streak alive, roofing his team-leading 7th goal of the season. That gave the Canes a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes. Shots were even at 8-8.
In the second, the Hurricanes would notch one more on the power play. This time Griffin Foulk fired a point shot which beat a screened Zach Sawchenko in the Moose Jaw goal. That was Foulk's first of the year and gave the Canes a 3-0 lead. On the other end of the ice Corbn Boes did his job between the pipes keeping Moose Jaw off the score sheet. The shots favoured the Warriors 20-19 after 40 minutes.
In the third, the Warriors would get a goal early to get back into the hockey game and that would start a big rally for the visitors. Brayden Point got a goal on the power play to cut the Lethbridge lead to 3-1. Six minutes later another power play goal for Moose Jaw, this time Travis Brown from the point. That cut the Canes lead to 3-2 and made for a rather interesting finish. With just over 5 minutes remaining in the period, the Warriors would complete the comeback when Alexander Chriva's shot beat Corbin Boes. That evened the score at 3-3 and sent this game into overtime.With 1:20 left in the extra period, Travis Brown picked up the puck as the Hurricanes were trying to clear the zone and ripped a shot over the glove of Boes for the game winner and the Warriors would skate away with a 4-3, come-from-behind victory.
Moose Jaw out shot the Hurricanes 39-26 in this one. Both teams finished the game 2/3 on the power play. The Canes get a point despite the loss and see their record fall to 2-11-1-1 on the season.
Hurricanes Deal Yakubowski & McKechnie to Seattle
The Lethbridge Hurricanes announced a trade prior to puck drop Thursday. The Hurricanes have dealt Sam McKechnie and Jaimen Yakubowski to Seattle in exchange for 19 year old forward Riley Sheen and 17 year old forward Carter Folk and a 3rd round draft pick in 2015. GM Brad Robson both players are character kids. He says Sheen is a skilled player with lots of energy and heart. As for Folk, Robson says he's big and strong and brings size to the wing. Sheen is from Edmonton and Folk a native of Regina.
Khenkel Situation Re-Surfaces
GM Brad Robson stated during our first intermission that he continues to work to bring defenceman Kristian Khnenkel to Lethbridge. The International Ice Hockey Federation last month ruled Khenekl's contract he signed when he was 14 years old was valid. Belarus would not give him his release to come play here in North America. He was sent back to Europe early in the season.. Robson did say he's still working on getting Khenkel his release and there's a chance we could see him in a Lethbridge Hurricanes later this season, possibly sometime in December
The Hurricanes get a long rest now as they don't play again until Next Tuesday (Oct. 29) when they play host to the visiting Swift Current Broncos. The Canes will have the entire weekend off to rest up and get ready for Swift Current, a team which has been a lot of hockey on the road lately. This will be the first of four meetings this season between the two teams. Game time Tuesday from the ENMAX Centre is 7:00 pm MDT. The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30.