April 21st, 2024

Canes blanked in Edmonton again


By Dale Woodard on February 1, 2022.

The Lethbridge Hurricanes’ goalless drought at the Rogers Centre continues.

The Canes were blanked 6-0 by the Edmonton Oil Kings in Western Hockey League play Sunday afternoon in Edmonton.

The loss caps off a three-game road trip as the Hurricanes were downed 8-1 by the Red Deer Rebels Saturday night after starting the trek with a 3-2 overtime win in Calgary over the Hitmen.

The 1-2 road trip puts the Hurricanes at 15-18-2-1 and tied for ninth in the Eastern Conference with the 16-19-0-1 Regina Pats and two points back of the eighth place Swift Current Broncos (15-21-4-1) who will be Wednesday’s opponents when Lethbridge returns to the Enmax Centre.

On Sunday, the Hurricanes were shut out for the third time on the Oil Kings’ home turf this season after a 4-0 loss Oct. 15 and a 7-0 setback Nov. 2.

Dylan Guenther paced the Oil Kings with three goals and an assist, while Jalen Luypen, Shea Van Olm and Carter Souch added singles.

Souch had an assist for two points.

Hurricanes goaltender Jared Picklyk kicked out 20 of 26 shots, while Oil Kings netminder Sebastian Cossa turned aside all 24 shots he faced.

The Hurricanes power play was 0-for-8, while the Oil Kings were 2-for-5.

On Saturday night in Red Deer, Canes rookie forward Logan Wormald scored his eighth goal of the season 48 seconds into the third, but the Rebels had already opened up a 5-0 lead.

Red Deer added three more goals after Wormald’s to round out the scoring.

Ben King had the hat trick for the Rebels and added an assist for a four-point night.

Liam Keeler had two goals and Frantisek Formanek, Carter Anderson and Dallon Melin scored once each.

Christoffer Sedoff had three assists for the Rebels and Formanek added an assist for two points.

Arshdeep Bains chipped in with two assists.

Picklyk stopped 24 of 28 shots in the opening 35 minutes before backup Harrison Meneghin made his WHL debut, coming on in the final 24:51 and stopping seven of 11 shots.

Rebels goaltender Connor Ungar stopped 38 of 39 shots as the Hurricanes and Red Deer each had 39 shots on goal.

The Rebels were 2-for-3 on the power play, while the Hurricanes were 1-for-4.

After Wednesday’s game against the Broncos, the Canes host the Pats Friday night at 7 p.m.

NOTES – On Monday, the Hurricanes announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and current restrictions and protocols, the 2022 Wall of Honour induction for former players Mark Greig and Kevin St. Jacques, originally scheduled for Friday, has been postponed.

A new date and time for the Wall of Honour luncheon and induction ceremony will be announced at a later time.

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