January 15th, 2021

Cozens powers Canes in OT

By Woodard, Dale on January 27, 2020.

Lethbridge Herald

The road continues to agree with Dylan Cozens.

The Hurricanes rallied to defeat the Brandon Wheat Kings 6-5 in overtime in Western Hockey League play Saturday night in Brandon.

With the Canes down 4-1 early in the second, Cozens scored his 27th of the season to key four consecutive goals and a 5-4 lead before the Wheaties tied it midway through the third to force overtime.

Cozens struck 3:12 into overtime for his second of the night and eighth goal and 11th point on the Hurricanes three-game road trip.

With the win the Canes are now 29-11-2-5 and three points up on the 30-14-1-1 Medicine Hat Tigers for second in the Central Division.

But early on the Wheat Kings took control as Cole Reinhardt, Lethbridge product Ridley Greig and Ben McCartney handed Brandon a 3-0 lead after the first.

Logan Barlage got one back for Lethbridge 3:41 into the second, but Reid Perepeluk put the Wheat Kings back up by three a little over three minutes later.

Lethbridge’s rally started shortly afterwards as Cozens scored 7:41 into the second period followed by Danila Palivko’s first of the season and first in 61 games to make it 4-3 Brandon after 40 minutes.

Chase Wheatcroft and Barlage’s second of the night gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the game 7:47 into the third, but Wheat King Marcus Sekundiak sent the game to overtime with the equalizer midway through the third.

Cozens and Barlage each added an assist for a three-points night, while Calen Addison added two helpers.

Hurricanes goaltender Bryan Thomson got the start, but was pulled after the first period after allowing three goal on 11 shots.

Carl Tetachuk tended goal the rest of the way, stopping 20 of 22 shots for his 16th win of the season.

The Hurricanes power play was 1-for-6, while the Wheat Kings were 0-for-5.

Lethbridge continues their road trip this weekend when they head to Prince Albert Friday to take on the Raiders before facing the Blades in Saskatoon the next night.

The team stops in Red Deer Feb. 6 to complete seven road games in a row and return to the Enmax Centre Feb. 8 when the Raiders come to town.

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