October 20th, 2020

Canes blank the Giants

By Woodard, Dale on November 18, 2019.

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes wound up their weekend on the west coast with a shutout win.

The Hurricanes blanked the Vancouver Giants 5-0 in Western Hockey League play Sunday night at the Langley Events Centre.

Canes goaltender Carl Tetachuk kicked out all 17 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season and fourth of his career as Lethbridge spread the scoring around with six different scorers.

The win improves the Hurricanes to 14-6-0-3 and back into a tie for first place in the Central Division with the 13-4-3-2 Edmonton Oil Kings, who lost 5-4 to the Brandon Wheat Kings in a shootout Sunday in Brandon.

Zack Stringer netted his second of the season 3:06 into the second and Jett Jones made it 2-0 1:50 later. Dino Kambeitz handed Lethbridge a 3-0 lead with 4:57 left in the middle period.

Oliver Okuliar -with his league-leading 17th goal of the season – Logan Barlage and Noah Boyko rounded out the scoring in the third period.

Stringer added an assist for a two-point night and Calen Addison and Justin Hall chipped in with two helpers each.

Tetachuk’s record moves to 8-3-0-3 with Sunday’s win. His 1.94 goals-against average is tied for first in the league with Joel Hofer of the Portland Winterhawks. His save percentage is now .932.

Okuliar and Dylan Cozen each have 30 points and are two points behind Aliaksei Protas of the Prince Albert Raiders and James Hamblin of the Medicine Hat Tigers, who are tied for the WHL lead.

The Hurricanes are back on the road Wednesday when they travel to Swift Current to take on the Broncos.

They return home Friday night when the Raiders visit the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m.

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