The Lethbridge Hurricanes had to battle from behind in the opening period of this game. The Giants got on the score sheet first when Tyler Morrison's point shot hit the post, went off goalie Jonny Hogue and into the goal. That was a power play goal and gave the Giants a 1-0 lead. After 5 minutes later, the Giants would get another one. Travis McEvoy out the puck by Hogue to put the home team ahead 2-0 after 20 minutes of play. Vancouver out shot Lethbridge 11-6.
In the second, things got worse for the Canes. While on the power play, the Hurricanes got caught deep in the Giants zone and Vancouver came down the ice with a 3-on-1 shorthanded and scored when Dalton Sward made it it 3-0 for the Giants. They kept the offence coming. Just over two minutes later, Luca Leone snapped one past a screened Jonny Hogue to put Vancouver ahead 4-0. That was it for Hogue who surrendered 4 goals on 16 shots. Jarrod Schamerhorm came in relief and the Giants got to him too. Thomas Foster beat him with a nice shot to make it 5-0 Giants after 40 minutes of play. The shots favoured Vancouver 22-12.
In the third, the Giants scored two more in a span of 35 seconds and then added three more after that to hit double digits in this game. Dalton Sward and Jackson Houck both scored in that quick span. That made it 7-0 for Vancouver. The goals would continue coming. The Giants scored three straight on the power play on goals by Ty Ronning, Arvin Atwal, and Jackson Houck. That made it 10-0 and that's the way this ugly game would end. The Canes were out shot 40-18 in this game. Vancouver went a perfect 5/5 on the power play and Lethbridge 0/2. The loss drops the Canes overall record to 9-37-2-3 in 51 games this season.
The Hurricanes will conclude this busy week with a game Saturday night (Jan. 25) when they take on the Western Hockey League's number one ranked team. The Kelowna Rockets already have two wins against the struggling Hurricanes this season. The last time the Canes played in Kelowna back in October the Rockets fired 62 shots on the Lethbridge goal in what was an 6-0 victory. Game time Saturday is 8:00 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 7:30. The Hurricanes return home next Wednesday (Jan. 29) when they host Prince Albert.