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Canes drop fifth in a row in 5-1 loss to Ice


By Lethbridge Herald on November 11, 2021.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue to look for their first win on their eastern road swing,

The Canes were downed 5-1 by the Winnipeg Ice in Western Hockey League play Wednesday night in Winnipeg.

The loss is the Hurricanes fifth in a row and drops them to 5-8-0-0 as the team looks to snap that skid this afternoon in Brandon against the Wheat Kings.

On Wednesday, Yegor Klavdiev scored the Hurricanes’ lone goal early in the third period, but the Ice had built up a 4-0 lead by that point thanks to three second period goals.

Zachary Benson gave Winnipeg a 1-0 after the first period before Jakin Smallwood doubled the hosts lead 17 seconds into the second.

Connor McClennon added a power play goal a little over four minutes later and Matthew Savoie upped that lead to 4-0 midway through the second.

Klavdiev netted his fifth goal of the season 1:21 into the third to spoil Ice goaltender Gage Alexander’s shutout bid.

But McClennon added his second of the game and his 13th of the season to restore the Ice’s four-goal lead and seal the win. McClennon also had an assist for a three-point outing.

Savoie added two assists for a three-point night and Benjamin Zloty chipped in with three helpers.

Benson also had an assist for two points.

Hurricanes goaltender Bryan Thomson stopped 30 of 34 shots, while Alexander turned aside 27 of 28 shots.

The Ice were 2-for-4 on the powerplay, while the Hurricanes were 0-for-3.

Klavdiev’s fifth goal of the season ties him with Noah Boyko for the team lead.

McClennon’s 13 goals are tops in the WHL and his 22 points in 16 games has him fourth overall in league scoring.

Savoie and Mikey Milne are tied for second in league scoring with 24 points each.

The Hurricanes game against the Wheat Kings this afternoon is at 1:30 p.m. local time.

The Wheat Kings have lost three in a row and are 5-9-0-0.

The Wheaties have two Lethbridge players on their roster.

Ottawa Senators prospect Ridly Greig has five goals and 11 points in nine games, but hasn’t played since Oct. 29.

Rylen Roersma is second in team scoring with seven goals and 12 points in 14 games.

The Hurricanes complete their road trip with stops in Regina Saturday and Moose Jaw Sunday.

They return to the Enmax Centre Nov. 19 when the Medicine Hat Tigers come to town.

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