Thursday, 19 March 2015

Hurricanes Lose 6-3 to ICE

The Lethbridge Hurricanes are going into their last two games of the 2014-15 WHL season on a six game losing skid.

Zak Zborosky and Jaedon Descheneau each scored twice as the Kootenay ICE beat the Hurricanes 6-3 Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes opened the scoring in what was their second-last home game of the season. Jamal Watson put home his 25th goal of the season at the 4:06 mark to make it 1-0 Lethbridge. The ICE tied things a few minutes later when Zborosky scored his first of two on the night to even the game at 1-1 through 20 minutes of play.

In the second, Kootenay took control. Jaedon Descheneau scored on the power play, beating Jayden Sittler to give the ICE their first lead of the night, 2-1. Just over a minute later, Ryan Chenowyth scored making it 3-1 Kotenay and then a few minutes after that, Zak Zborosky scored again to give the visitors a comfortable 4-1 lead. Before the end of the period, Descheneau scored his second of the game to put the ICE in the driver's seat 5-1.

In the third, the Hurricanes managed to get a few of those goals back. Pavel Skumatov scored his 6th goal of the season to cut the lead to 5-2 and then Brady Reagan scored his 2nd of the year to make it a 5-3 game. The ICE though would seal the game just past the midway point in the period on a goal from Tim Bozon. That made it 6-3 Kootenay and that's the way this game ended.

The loss drops the Canes record to 20-42-5-3 in 70 games this season. The have lost six in a row. Kootenay finished the game 1/4 on the power play and Lethbridge 0/2. The shots slightly favoured the ICE 27-21.

The Hurricanes are now down to their last two games of the season, both again the Swift Current Broncos. In Lethbridge Friday (Mar. 20) and then in Swift Current Saturday (Mar. 21). These are huge games for Swift Current. The Broncos are battling for their playoff lives with a two point lead on Moose Jaw for the final spot in the division.



  1. Is Esther Madziya no longer with the Canes?

  2. No. She left over a month ago to take a job doing communications with Hockey Canada.