Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Tigers Double Up Hurricanes 6-3

The Medicine Hat Tigers scored the game's final four goals as they beat the Lethbridge Hurricanes 6-3 Tuesday night.

The Tigers opened the scoring just over three minutes into the game when Markus Eisenschmid beat goalie Stuart Skinner to make it 1-0 for the home team. That was short-lived as the Hurrianes got that goal back less than a minute later. Tyler Wong, who's been red hot lately scored his 20th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. The Canes took the lead two minutes later with a goal from Riley Lindgren, his 2nd of the season. That made it 2-1 Lethbridge. Before the end of the period though, Medicine Hat even the score, on Eisenschmid's second goal of the hockey game to make it 2-2 through 20 minutes of play.

In the second, the Hurricanes jumped ahead again, this time off a goal from Giorgio Estephan. That was his 10th of the season giving Lethbridge a 3-2 lead. After that though it was all Tigers for the rest of the night. Tyler Lewington scored his first of two in the game to tie things at 3-3 and then in the final minute of the period, Lewington scored again to give the Tigers a 4-3 lead through 40 minutes.

In the third, Trevor Cox put Medicine Hat ahead by a pair when he scored to make it a 5-3 game and then a power play goal by Chad Butcher put the game away as the Tigers cruised to a 6-3 victory.

Medicine Hat out shot Lethbridge 39-25 in this game. The Canes went 0/4 on the power play and the Tigers 1/3. The loss drops the Hurricanes overall record to 11-29-3-3 in 46 games. The Hurricanes sit in last place overall in the WHL standings, three point backs of Saskatoon.

The Hurricanes are back home Wednesday (Jan. 28) to host the Kootenay ICE. Kootenay has won four straight games coming into this one. Game time is 7:00 pm MST from the ENMAX Centre.


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