The Lethbridge Hurricanes are closing in on 30 wins this season.
Giorgio Estephan scored twice as the Hurricanes beat the visiting Swift Current Broncos 5-2 Wednesday night at the ENMAX Centre.
The Canes opened the scoring very quickly in this one. Just one minute into the game, Jordy Bellerive put home his 3rd of the season to make it 1-0 Lethbridge. The Broncos did however tie the game a few minutes later when Gustav Olhaver scored on a power play to even things at 1-1. The Canes regain the one goal lead just before the end of the period thanks to Justin Gutierrez, scoring his 19th of the season and it was 2-1 Hurricanes after one.
In the second, the Hurricanes scored the only goal and it came late in the period on the power play. Ryley Lindgren with his 19th of the season giving Lethbridge a 3-1 lead through 40 minutes of play.
The Canes put this one away in the third. Giorgio Estephan scored his 21st of the season to make it 4-1 Lethbridge. Swift Current did get one more back before the end of the game. Arther Miller scored to cut the lead in half to 4-2, but Estephan sealed the game for the Hurricanes with his second of the game and 22nd of the year and the Hurricanes went on for a 5-2 victory.
The win improves the Hurricanes overall record to 28-12 on the season, keeping them tied with Red Deer for first place in the conference. The Canes were 1/2 on the power play and Swift Current 1/3. Lethbridge held a slight 35-31 edge in shots on goal.
The Canes have a huge game Friday (Jan. 8) when they take on the Rebels in Red Deer. It's a battle for first place in the East and big points are on the line. The Canes have had success already with a few wins against the Rebels already this season, but this will be the first game between these teams since Red Deer has made some significant trades to bolster their roster in the last week.
The Hurricanes return home Saturday (Jan. 9) to host the Kootenay ICE.