LETHBRIDGE - The Red Deer Rebels scored three times on the power play and then held on for a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes Saturday night.
The Red Deer Rebels would open the scoring in this hockey game. Red Deer Captain Connor Bleackley got things going for the visitors when he scored on the power play, blasting a wrist shot by Corbin Boes to make it 1-0 Rebels. The Hurricanes got that one back a few minutes later, when Josh Derko hammered home his 5th goal of the season to even the score at 1-1. That was short lived, because just 13 seconds later Red Deer would regain the one goal lead when Raymond's Brooks Maxwell came in right off the draw at centre ice and put the puck by Boes to give Red Deer a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes of play. The Rebels out shot the Canes 11-7. Red Deer had a goal called back in the first period as well when the referee stated a player was in the crease.
In the second, the Rebels would keep it coming with their second power play goal of the night. Nich Charif's blast from the point beat Boes low on the blocker side to make it 3-1 Red Deer. The Rebels would score a few minutes later, on yet another man advantage. This time a great passing play finished off by Rhyse Dieno would make it 4-1 for the visitors. It stayed that way until the final minute of the period would the Hurricanes would score twice in a span of just 49 seconds to make this a one goal game. Jamal Watson scored his 5th of the season with just one minute left in the period to cut the Rebels lead to 4-2 and then a few seconds later, Brady Ramsay scored his 6th of the season to make it a 4-3 game in favour of the Rebels after 40 minutes of play. Red Deer held the edge in shots 23-15.
In the third, the Hurricanes would put on some major pressure to try and find the equalizer. Both clubs would come out flying in what turned into a wide open final period of hockey. The Canes did everything in the period, but score and the Rebels would hang on for a 4-3 victory. Red Deer out shot the Canes 30-23 in this game. The difference was the power play. The Rebels were 3/6 with the man advantage while the Canes finished the game 1/5. The Hurricanes have now lost 9 straight games and they see their record fall to 2-16-1-2 on the season. Assistant Coach Mike Craig said on the CJOC post-game show he was happy with the comeback and how hard the team played, but a loss is still a loss and this team can't accept losing, even if the team played well enough to win.
No Hurricanes This Week
Because of Remembrance Day and the matinee road game for the Hurricanes this Monday, there will be no Hurricanes This Week radio show this week on CJOC. Our next program is scheduled for Monday, November 18th at 7:00 pm MST.
The Hurricanes, for the first time in nearly a month with play a few games on the road. The Canes head out east for a pair of games before returning back home next weekend. The Hurricanes next action is set for Monday afternoon (Nov. 11) when they take on the Wheat Kings in Brandon. This will be the second meetings between these two in just over week. Game time from Brandon is 1:30 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 1:00 pm. The Canes will then head to Moose Jaw to take on the Warriors Tuesday night (Nov. 12). Puck drop is set for 6:00 pm MST from Mosaic Place. The Hurricanes next home game is set for next Saturday (Nov. 16) as the Red Deer Rebels come back to town.