Sunday, 2 October 2016

Hurricanes Bank Hitmen 4-0

The Lethbridge Hurricanes capped off a solid weekend of hockey by blanking the visiting Calgary Hitmen 4-0 Saturday night.

Ryley Lindgren continued his hot pace to start the season, leading the Canes with a pair of goals in this game.

Lethbridge kicked things off in the late stages of the opening period when Ryley Lindgren scored his 3rd goal of the season to give the home side a 1-0 lead. That actually ended up being the game winner. The Canes took that one goal lead into the dressing room through 20 minutes of play.

In the second, the Hurricanes added some insurance. Egor Babenko put home his second of the season to make it a 2-0 game. With just over a minute remaining in the period, Lethbridge would cash in on a power play. Ryley Lindgren scored his second of the night and 4th of the season and the Canes would head off the ice with a comfortable 3-0 lead.

In the third, the Hurricanes added one more. Captain Tyler Wong, in his first game of the season scored his first of the year into an empty net and the Hurricanes would win this one 4-0 over their Central Division rivals from Calgary.

Stuart Skinner had a great game between the pipes earning his first shut out of the season. Calgary out shot Lethbridge 34-26. The Hurricanes penalty kill was lights out in this game as the Hitmen went 0 for 8 on the man advantage. The Canes finished the night 1/3. The victory improves the Hurricanes early season record to a very respectable 3-1.

The Hurricanes next game is Wednesday (Oct. 5) as the welcome the Kelowna Rockets to town. It's the Canes first game this season against a non-Divisional opponent. It'll be the Canes only home game of the week as well as they head off to the U.S. for a pair of games on the weekend in Spokane Friday (Oct. 7) and in Tri-City Saturday (Oct. 8) against the Americans.


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