By Woodard, Dale on February 3, 2020.
A three-goal second period – complete with another shorthanded marker – was enough to power the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a win.
The Canes topped the Saskatoon Blades 4-3 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night in Saskatoon.
Playing their sixth of seven straight road games, the Hurricanes got second period goals from Logan Barlage, Brett Davis and Koletrane Wilson to take a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.
The Blades pulled within one 1:30 into the third on a snipe from Colton Dach, but Lethbridge closed the door the remainder of the way for the win that moves them to 30-12-2-5 and one point ahead of the Medicine Hat Tigers (32-15-1-1) for second place in the Central Division.
Davis scored twice for Lethbridge, his first goal tying the game at 1-1 late in the first after Saskatoon’s Kyle Crnkovic opened the scoring for Saskatoon.
His second of the game and 14th of the season was also the Canes league-leading 11th shorthanded goal of the season. The Kamloops Blazers are second with nine short handed goals.
Crnkovic also scored late in the second for a two-goal game.
Hurricanes goaltender Carl Tetachuk stopped 26 of 29 shots to earn the win, while Blades netminder Nolan Maier made 17 saves.
The Canes power play was 1-for-5, while the Blades were 0-for-6.
The Canes remain on the road Wednesday when they travel to Red Deer to take on the Blades.
They’re back home Saturday night when they entertain the Prince Albert Raiders at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre.