By Jensen, Randy on November 21, 2019.
LETHBRIDGE HERALD – SWIFT CURRENT, SASK.
Lethbridge Hurricanes capped off their three-game Western Hockey League road trip on a winning note on Wednesday with a dominating 6-2 victory over the host Swift Current Broncos.
Hurricanes finished the trip with a 2-1 record, following a 6-0 shutout of the Vancouver Giants on Sunday.
Hurricanes got off to a quick start against the Broncos as Dylan Cozens scored his 16th goal of the season with the game just 47 seconds old. It was also Cozens’ 150th career game with the Hurricanes.
Canes fired 17 shots in the period at former Hurricane and Broncos netminder Reese Klassen but could only beat him once.
In the second period, Canes again got off to a fast start as Alex Cotton beat Klassen for his seventh goal of the season, extending his points streak to eight games in the process.
Just 1:27 later, Logan Barlage connected with his fifth goal of the season before the Broncos got on the scoreboard when Ethan Regnier beat Canes goalie Carl Tetachuk on a breakaway.
Hurricanes restored their three-goal lead on the power play on a goal by Noah Boyko as the Canes led 4-1 after two periods.
Just 1:01 into the third period D-Jay Jerome extended the Canes lead to 5-1 with his fifth of the season. Hurricanes then made it 6-1 when defenceman Trevor Thurston, acquired Monday from the Kamloops Blazers, scored his first WHL goal on a point shot.
Broncos rounded out the scoring when Aiden Bulych scored with 13 seconds remaining in the game.
Overall, Hurricanes fired a season-high 52 shots on the Swift Current net while going one-for-three on the power play.
Hurricanes’ record improves to 15-6-0-4 with the win while their road record is 9-3-0-1.
Hurricanes return home to host the Prince Albert Raiders Friday at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre.