The Lethbridge Hurricanes dropped into last place overall in the Western Hockey League standings with a 2-1 loss Saturday night in Spokane, WA.
It was a closer game than the night before in Tri-City.
Spokane opened the scoring in this game midway through the first period when Jacob Cardiff beat Stuart Skinner at the 11:31 mark to give the Chiefs a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. That was the only goal in the first period.
In the second, the Chiefs added what would eventually become the game winner. Jordan Henderson scored early in the period at the 2:27 mark to make it 2-0 for the home team. That two goal lead held up right into the late stages of the third period. The Canes tried to get back onto even terms. They did break the Chiefs shutout bid with just 29 second left when Tyler Wong scored for the visitors. That cut the lead to 2-1, but that would be as close as Lethbridge managed to get on this night.
The loss dropped the Canes overall record to 6-17-3-1 on the season. The Hurricanes are tied with Saskatoon as both teams have 16 points each, but the Blades have one more victory which temporarily bumps Lethbridge to last spot in the WHL standings. Spokane out shot Lethbridge 39-26 on the night. The Hurricanes went 0/4 on the power play and Spokane 0/2.
The Canes next action is on the road Friday (Dec. 5) when they play the Broncos in Swift Current. They return home Saturday (Dec. 6) when they host Red Deer for their annual Teddy Bear & Toque Toss game.