Tim Bozon scored twice as the Kootenay ICE beat the struggling Lethbridge Hurricanes 5-1 Friday night in Cranbrook.
The Canes had trouble generating offence most the game as they were out shot 48-26 when it was all said and done.
It was scoreless through 20 minutes of play in this game. Robidoux made his 8th consecutive start in goal for the Canes as Stuart Skinner remains sidelined with injury. Kootenay though got things going in the second period with a pair of goals. Tim Bozon opened the scoring at the 8:36 to make it 1-0 ICE. Bozon scored again in the final minute to give Kootenay a 1-0 lead through 40 minutes of play. That late goal really took the wind out of the Canes sails.
The Hurricanes scored their only goal 26 seconds into the third period when Taylor Cooper beat Wyatt Hoflin to cut the lead to 2-1. Kootenay got that back very quickly. Just 25 seconds later Levi Cable scored to restore the one goal lead for the home team making it 3-1. It stayed that way until the last minute. That's when Rinat Valiev scored into an empty net to give Kootenay a 4-1 lead and then with just 5 seconds to go, Jaedon Descheneau notched a power play goal and the ice would skate away with a 5-1 victory.
The loss drops the Hurricanes overall record to 5-13-3-1 in 22 games this season. The Canes have lost 7 games in a row as they try and find a way to get out of this funk. The Canes last win came October 29th against Prince Albert, a team this play Sunday at the ENMAX Centre.
Another issue for the Hurricanes is scoring. They've scored a league-lowest 53 goals so far this season. They must find a way to generate more offence in order to try and get things fixed.
The Canes are back home Saturday (Nov. 22) when they host Moose Jaw. The Warriors are 9-11-2-1 on the season. Prince Albert will play in Lethbridge Sunday. That's a 4:00 pm face-off.