The Lethbridge Hurricanes let three one-goal leads slip away, only to lose 4-3 to the Vancouver Giants in overtime Friday night at the ENMAX Centre.
The loss dropped the Canes overall record to 5-2-1-1 in 9 games to start the season.
The Hurricanes opened the scoring just over seven minutes into the game when Jesse Zaharichuk put home his 6th goal of the season to make it 1-0 Lethbridge. The Giants evened the score a few minutes later when Tyler Benson beat Canes goalie Ryan Gilchrist. Before the end of the period though, the Hurricanes regained the lead when Ryley Lindgren put home his 6th of season on a power play to make it 2-1 Lethbridge after 20 minutes of play.
In the second, Vancouver tied it up again less than a minute into the period. Tyler Benson notching his second of the night, making it a 2-2 hockey game. Again the Hurricanes regained the lead. Brayden Burke scored his 2nd of the year. That put the home team ahead 3-2 heading into the third period.
In the final frame, just one goal and it came midway the period. Vancouver's Brendan Semchuk scored a power play marker to tie the game at 3-3. The Hurricanes though weren't about to take the lead again in this game.
That was the score through regulation play. In overtime, just 39 seconds in, Tyler Benson scored his third of game to win it for Vancouver and the Giants would skate away with a come-from-behind 4-3 victory.
The Giants out shot the Hurricanes 31-28 in this game. Lethbridge went 1/5 on the power play and Vancouver finished the night 2/4.
The Canes next action is Saturday (Oct. 15) when they host the visiting Regina Pats. Regina leads Lethbridge by one point in the Eastern Conference right now, still early in the season. This will be the Canes last home game for a while as they head to Saskatchewan and Manitoba next week for three games.