By Yoos, Cam on October 31, 2019.
Michal Teply and Isaac Johnson scored in the shootout and the home town Winnipeg Ice earned the extra point with a 4-3 victory over the Lethbridge Hurricanes in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night.
Lethbridge goaltender Carl Tetachuk made the initial shootout save against Connor McClennon before Teply and Johnson scored.
Calen Addison and Dylan Cozens were stopped by Winnipeg netminder Jesse Makaj.
Dino Kambeitz scored his sixth goal of the season with 1:34 remaining to pull Lethbridge even at 3-3, after Michael Milne had given Winnipeg a lead midway through the period.
Addison and Owen Pederson had traded goals early in the third period. Addison snapped a 1-1 tie at 2:34 for a Lethbridge lead, before Pederson knotted things again at 6:56.
The teams played a scoreless first period, before Oliver Okuliar scored 33 seconds into the second for a 1-0 Lethbridge lead. Austin Schellenberg scored at the 10-minute mark to tie the game.
After being outshot 26-14 through two periods, Lethbridge held a 17-10 edge in the final 20 minutes. Tetachuk finished with 39 saves, while Makaj had 31.
Winnipeg improves to 7-5-1-0, third in the East Division, while Lethbridge is 9-4-0-3, second in Central Division and two points back of Edmonton.
Lethbridge plays in Winnipeg again Friday night.
Cozens, Byram named alternate captains
Two players with Lethbridge connections will serve as alternate captains for Team WHL in the 2019 CIBC Canada Russia Series.
Spokane Chiefs captain Ty Smith will serve as captain for Team WHL while Lethbridge Hurricanes forward Dylan Cozens and Vancouver Giants defenceman Bowen Byram, who played AAA bantam with the Lethbridge Val Matteotti Golden Hawks, will serve as alternate captains along with Nolan Foote of the Kelowna Rockets.
Cozens, the seventh-overall selection of the Buffalo Sabres at the 2019 NHL Draft, has 17 points (10G-7A) in 13 games this season to lead the Hurricanes in scoring. He has recorded 155 points (67G-88A) in 141 WHL regular-season games. Cozens was named the 2018 WHL Rookie of the Year and captured gold with Canada at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Byram, 18, the fourth-overall selection of the Colorado Avalanche, has 12 points (2G-10A) in 14 games this season and 110 points (34G-76A) in 152 WHL career regular season games.
The WHL games against Russia will take place Nov. 13 at Saskatoon and Nov. 14 at Prince Albert.