Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hurricanes End Skid With Victory in Red Deer

The Lethbridge Hurricanes put the breaks to a five game losing skid Saturday night with a 3-2 shootout in Red Deer Saturday night.

This was a very close hockey game from start to finish. Red Deer opened the scoring when Reese Johnson beat Jayden Sittler to give the Rebels a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the period, the Canes evened the score thanks to a goal from Mike Winther, his 13th of the season to make it a 1-1 game one 20 minutes of play.

In the second, the teams exchanged goals again. The Rebels took a 2-1 lead when Adam Musil scored on the power play, but again the Hurricanes came back to tie the contest when Tyler Wong put home his 23rd of the season to tie the game at 2-2 through two periods of play.

Neither club was able to score in the third period, sending a 2-2 game into overtime. That solved nothing as well, but in the shootout the Hurricanes would get the final say as they scored to win the game 3-2. It's the Hurricanes second win in a row in Red Deer and Sittler's second win in goal in his hometown as well.

The victory improves the Canes record to 19-35-5-3 on the season in 62 games. It was close on the shot clock too in this game. Red Deer holding a slight 32-30 edge. The Canes went 0/3 on the power play and Red Deer 1/3.

The Hurricanes are back on the road this week with three games in four nights starting in Brandon Wednesday (Mar. 4) when they take on the top team in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes will head to Saskatoon Friday (Mar. 6) and Prince Albert Saturday (Mar. 7). They have ten games left in the season.



  1. Great win! Awesome game for Wong and a nice goal, looks like the scoring drought is over. Also very impressed by his +/-, speaks volume about the way he plays. Let's hope the wins continue in to Brandon, I would kill to see them get beat after their performance last time in Lethbridge, would be even better to beat them at their own rink!


  2. With about the same odds of Lloyd Christmas scoring with Mary Swanson, Its MARCH, and the Canes are still in playoff contention!

    With 46 points now, and with 20 points still on the table, the Canes are still not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. The Canes JUST have to win every remaining game and hope that either the Broncos or Oil Kings don't gain more than a single point out of their remaining 9 or 8 games, respectively (All play tonight).

    So you're sayin' theres a chance!

    Brandon & Swift are the only teams in the Conference that the Canes have yet to enjoy a victory against in this season; last chance tonight in Brandon. Very interested to see if it is harvest time.

    Ken Hardlewaite

  3. Say what Ken Hardlewaite. Me thinks you can "hardly wait" to submit your post. Your contribution to this thread is as discombobulated as Drake Berehowsky's coaching style. To each their own I guess!