The Lethbridge Hurricanes earned a much-needed victory in Moose Jaw Tuesday night.
Tyler Wong scored a pair of goals to lead the way as the Canes downed the Warriors 6-4.
It was a very good first period for the visitors in this game. Wong opened the scoring with his first of two goals on the night at the 14:23 mark to give the Canes a 1-0 lead. Just over two minutes later, Wong struck again. That made it 2-0 for Lethbridge after 20 minutes of play.
In the second, former Hurricane Jaimen Yakubowski got Moose Jaw back in the game with a quick goal just 39 seconds into the period. That cut the lead to 2-1. The Hurricanes though got that back, thanks to a goal from Kord Pankewicz at the 9:14 mark. That put the Hurricanes ahead 3-1. The Hurricanes then notched a power play goal a few minutes later, courtesy of Kade Jensen. That put the Hurricanes in the driver's seat with a 4-1 lead. Before the end of the period though, Tanner Eberle scored for Moose Jaw to cut the Canes lead to 4-2 after 4-0 minutes.
In the third, Taylor Cooper scored the Canes just 24 seconds into the period of a power play. That put the visitors ahead 5-2. The scored stayed that way until the late stages of the period, when Moose Jaw scored a pair of quick goals to make for a very interesting finish. Jayden Halbgewachs beat Stuart Skinner at 14:49 and then a couple of minutes later, Brett Howden scored to make a 5-4 game. Moose Jaw pulled the goalie to try and even the score, but Carter Folk iced the game for Lethbridge into an empty net to give the Hurricanes a big 6-4 victory.
The win improves the Canes overall record to 7-20-2-3 on the season. Moose Jaw out shot the Canes 33-31. Lethbridge spend a considerable amount of time on the power play, going 2 for 9 on the night. The Warriors went 0/3.
It was a big win for the Canes, in what has been a tough season for the club. No doubt a confidence booster heading into their final game prior to the WHL's annual Christmas break. The Canes play in Regina Wednesday (Dec. 17). After this game, the Canes are off for 10 days and don't return to action until the 27th when they host rival Medicine Hat.