The Lethbridge Hurricanes put the breaks to a long losing skid Saturday with a convincing 6-1 victory over the visiting Red Deer Rebels at the ENMAX Centre.
Giorgio Estephan scored twice while Tanner Nagel, Tyler Wong, Jordy Bellerive, and Brayden Burke added the others. The victory improves the Hurricanes record to 6-7-1-1 on the season. The win Saturday followed a 2-1 loss the night before the the WHL-leading Prince George Cougars.
The Canes out shot the Rebels 28-27 in this game. It was a badly-needed victory for the Hurricanes. The club had not only lost six in a row prior to the Red Deer game, but the team also had the worst goals against average in the Western Hockey League. Holding the Rebels to just one goal and lighting the red lamp six times was big for this Lethbridge team. Getting that winning feeling back was huge.
The Hurricanes are now inching their way to the quarter-way point in the season. They'll hit the mark at the end of a road trip to B.C. this coming week. They'll play in Kamloops Wednesday (Nov. 2) before heading to Victoria Friday (Nov. 4) and Vancouver Saturday (Nov. 5). The Hurricanes return home November 13th to host the Saskatoon Blades.
For the Hurricanes, now sitting one game below the .500 mark, it's important for this team to come back home after their trip out west with a couple more wins under their belt. They still remain in the thick of things in the Eastern Conference standings despite the team's recent struggles.