Saturday, 28 November 2015

Canes Double Wheat Kings 4-2

JThe Lethbridge Hurricanes continued to add to their impressive home record this season with a 4-2 win Friday night against the visiting Brandon Wheat Kings.

It was a big win for the Canes, given the fact the two teams were tied with 30 points heading into the game.

The Canes got things going in this game when Egor Babenko notched his 13th goal of the season at the 2:23 mark to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead. Brandon though ended up evening the score and then taking the lead before the end of the period. John Quenneville tied the game a few minutes later and then with under five minutes to go in the period Tanner Kaspick gave the Wheaties the lead, 2-1 after 20 minutes of play.

In the second, the Hurricanes got back to even terms with another early period goal, this once courtesy of Tyler Wong, his 18th of the season and the game was tied at 2-2. The game winner in this game came less than two minutes later. Justin Gutierrez scored his first of two on the night and his 7th of the season to make it 3-2 Lethbridge after two periods of play.

In the third, the Canes looked to get some insurance and that's exactly what happened. Justin Gutierrez scored his second of the night and 8th of the year to give Lethbridge a 4-2 lead. That goal put the Hurricanes in the driver's seat for the rest of the evening as they went on for win.

The victory improves the Canes record to 16-9 on the season and 11-2 at home. Lethbridge went 0/2 on the power play and Brandon 0/3. The Hurricanes also out shot the Wheat Kings in the game 38-28.

The Hurricanes will look for their 4th win in a row when they travel to Cranbrook Saturday night to take on the Kootenay ICE. The Canes hammered the ICE 9-0 earlier in the week.



  1. Good reviews Pat but it'll be the 4th win in a row that they are Seeking. They beat Saskatoon Crankbrook and Brandon already. Last loss was to PG

  2. Thanks Peter. All fixed. Typo on my part.

  3. Great win over a very good team. Refs Webinger and Adair were brutal in this one. It is almost impossible to believe they are trying to be impartial when they missed so many Gluten penalties.

    Great to beat the injury-riddled Ice 9-0, but to beat a really good team with full staff and stars 4-2 AND outshoot them, VERY impressive!

    Go Canes!

  4. Great game to watch and fun for the fans. Very high tempo by the Hurricanes got the WKings into trouble quite often. Babenko continues to shine! Davis has speed to burn, Defense tightening up, but still has a tendency to give up odd man rushes due miscues in the offensive zone.

    Sittler was solid!

    Where were the fans? Only 3200 in attendance for a game that featured one of the heavy favorites (Brandon) and the Canes on a roll at home.


  5. The team is very good now after many years of struggling , but where are the fans ? I mean the so called fans that continually poo pooed the struggling team and seemed to enjoy that more than the game itself .Come on !!! SHOW UP . Or would you prefer a bad team so you could bitch again.