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.