The Hurricanes appeared to have opened the scoring on the road in this game until a video review overturned it. Carter Amson scored, but the video replay indicated the puck was directed in off a hand. Regina eventually opened the scoring on a goal by Dyson Steveson, who would actually become a goal scoring machine in this game. That goal made it 1-0 Pats. Just over two minutes later, Stevenson would get another one to put the Pats ahead 2-0. It looked like that's the way the period was going to end until Stevenson found a way to complete the natural hatrick, scoring his third goal of the period to give Regina a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. The shots favoured the Pats 11-9.
In the second, the Pats kept it rolling with Morgan Klimchuk getting in on the action. Klimchuk snapped a bullet by Teagan Sacher to make it 4-0 Pats. That was his 3rd point of the night. That was it for Teagan Sacher. He allowed 4 goals on 18 shots. Jonny Hogue came in between the pipes and he didn't fair much better. The Pats scored twice on Hogue before the end of the period. Braden Christoffer scored to give the Pats a 5-0 lead and then in the final minute of the period, Patrick D'Amico took a feed from Morgan Klimchuk and he scored to make it 6-0 after 40 minutes of play. The shots were even at 23-23.
In the third, the Pats and Dyson Stevenson would keep it coming. Stevenson notched his 4th goal of the night on the power play to make it a 7-0 score. The Pats would get one more before the final buzzer sounded. Patrick D'Amico scored on a 5-on-3 power play late in the game to put the Pats ahead 8-0 and that's the way this would end. The Pats out shot Lethbridge 35-29. The Canes went 0/6 on the power play and Regina 2/6. The Hurricanes have lost 6 games in a row and see their overall record fall to 12-47-2-3 in 64 games this season.
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Wong Returns to Line-Up
After missing a number of weeks with back-to-back concussions, forward Tyler Wong made his return to the Hurricanes line-up Tuesday night in Regina. Wong had been leading the Hurricanes in goals scored prior to his injuries. He has 14 goals on the season and 27 points in 44 games. Tyler Bell sat out the game against the Pats. He was suspended one game for a hit to the head in Medicine Hat last weekend. It's the third time a Lethbridge player has been suspended in the last two weeks. Prior to Bell, Macoy Erkamps and Carter Amson were also handed suspensions by the WHL disciplinarian.
The Hurricanes are down to their final 8 games of the season. They're next action takes them into Brandon to face the Wheat Kings on Wednesday (Feb. 26). Game time is 6:00 pm MST. The pre-game show on CJOC at 5:30. This will be the final meeting of the season between the teams. The Canes beat the Wheaties the last time these clubs played in Lethbridge. That also happened to be the Hurricanes last victory. Lethbridge will have Thursday off and then play in Moose Jaw Friday (Feb. 29) and in Swift Current Saturday (Mar. 1).