Sunday, 8 November 2015

Hurricanes Beat ICE 3-2

The Lethbridge Hurricanes got back to their winning ways this weekend with wins over Seattle and Kootenay.

The different goal scorers as the Canes beat the ICE 3-2 Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre.

After a scoreless opening period between the two teams, the Hurricanes finally broke the goose egg in the second. Ryan Vandervlis scored his first goal of the season 2:22 into the period to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead. The ICE though tied the game midway through the period when Roman Dymcek scored to even the score at 1-1. Kootenay ended up taking the lead before the end of the period Austin Wellsby scored on a penalty shot, beating Jayden Sittler to make it a 2-1 ICE lead after 40 minutes of play.

In the third, the Hurricanes staged a comeback to get the victory. Andrew Nielsen scoring his 7th of the season to tie the game at 2-2 and then in the final minute of regulation time the Hurricanes got the game winner. Riley Lindgren who's beat hot as of late scored his 11th goal of the season with just 34 seconds remaining and that was it.

The win was the Canes second of the week and improved their overall record to 12-5 on the season. The Hurricanes went 0/5 on the power play and 0/2. The Hurricanes held a 32-29 edge in shots on goal.

The Canes had a great weekend, rebounding after three straight losses on the road. The Hurricanes will head back on the bus next weekend, this time eastward bound. The will travel to Moose Jaw (Nov. 13), Brandon (Nov. 14) and Regina (Nov. 15). The Hurricanes next home game is November 18th when they host the Everett Silvertips.



  1. Great comeback in the late stages of the 3rd period. But other than that it was a rather ugly game. The Ice did everything they could to plug up the front of their net when the Canes forced the issue. Looked more like a version of Ice Survival. Give them credit though, they frustrated the Canes offense with their style of play and with the goaltending of Hobbs.
    However, the Canes are a resilient group this year and despite the frustrations of not being able to wheel and deal, they persisted in their offensive attacks and albeit late in the 3rd, they found the net a couple of low shots to the corners. As they say, "a win is a win".

    Quite the atmosphere in the Enmax now, fans seem to be really engaged and behind this team, heck some fans even tried to get a wave going. Things are changing .....slowly.


  2. Damn, if this team isn't fun to watch!! This game was a prime example of a good team finding a way to win even when they don't put forth their best effort. And, make no mistake, this is a very good team. I am absolutely excited to come to the games again, and I truly hope that people start coming to the games and rocking and rolling again. The Enmax is a fun place to be when there is a buzz in the air.

    As an aside, I have a noticed a suspicious absence of all the Anholt haters on the site this year, and I couldn't be happier. He has proven that he knows what it takes to put together a competitive team, and what kind of players need to populate that team. His wisdom with choosing Kisio cannot be poo pooed either. It looks like this may be a team to be reckoned with for some time. Go Canes Go!!


  3. Yes if is really fun to watch. Although they played down to the Ice level for a couple of periods and a few need to be reintroduced to where the net is, it was a gritty effort. Hopefully in the spring the chant of GO Canes GO won't be pre-empted too soon by GOlf Canes GOlf.!!!