May 19th, 2024

‘Canes split weekend games with win over Raiders

By Lethbridge Herald on October 26, 2021.

Herald photo by Alejandra Pulido-Guzman Prince Albert Raiders Remy Aquilon and Lethbridge Hurricanes Logan Barlage go after the puck in front of Raiders goaltender Tikhon Chaika during WHL action Saturday night.

A key power play goal ultimately propelled the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a win and allowed them to salvage a 1-1 weekend.
The Hurricanes downed the Prince Albert Raiders 5-3 in Western Hockey League play Saturday night at the Enmax Centre.
Yegor Klavdiev scored on a five-on-three with 5:21 left in regulation to pull the Hurricanes even at 3-3 before Alex Thacker added the game-winner with 1:11 to cap off a three-point night.
Hurricanes’ rookie goaltender Jared Picklyk stopped 28 of 31 shots in his first start of the season.
With the win, the Hurricanes improve to 4-3-0-0 following a 6-3 loss to the Red Deer Rebels Friday in Red Deer.
Thacker got the Canes on the board 2:13 into the game, finishing off a rebound on a shot from Ty Nash for a quick 1-0 lead.
The Raiders pulled even on a power play goal from Evan Herman 2:06 later and moved up 2-1 4:01 later on Herman’s second of the game.
The Hurricanes power play clicked for the first time of the night when Noah Boyko netted his fourth of the season with 2:50 left in the first.
The teams skated through a mostly scoreless second period before Prince Albert’s Tyson Laventure gave the visitors a lead with 1:37 left in the period. Lethbridge product Michael Horon drew an assist on the goal.
But with Raiders Hayden Pakkala serving a double minor for high sticking and Reece Vitelli off for delay of game, Klavdiev made no mistake one-timing a feed from Alex Cotton past Prince Albert goaltender Tikhon Chaika late in the third to knot the score at 3-3.
Thacker added the game-winner with a little over a minute to go and Justin Hall added an empty-netter to round out the scoring.
Nash had three assists for the Hurricanes, while Logan Barlage added two helpers.
Hall had an assist for a two-point night.
Laventure also had an assist for a two-point night.
The Raiders outshot the Hurricanes 31-29.
Lethbridge’s power play went 3-for-7, while the Raiders were 1-for-5 with the man advantage.
Chaika stopped 24 shots for the Raiders.
Saturday night’s announced attendance was 3,189.
The Hurricanes sit in fourth in the Central Division, one point back of the 4-4-0-1 Medicine Hat Tigers and five back of the 6-3-0-1 Rebels and the 6-2-0-1 Edmonton Oil Kings.
The Hurricanes are back home Friday night when the Saskatoon Blade come to town and Saturday when the Canadian Hockey League second-ranked Winnipeg Ice pay a visit.
Game time both nights are 7 p.m.

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