June 14th, 2024

Oil Kings trounce Hurricanes

By Lethbridge Herald on March 25, 2022.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Edmonton Oil Kings came into the Enmax Centre and picked up a 5-2 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Friday night.

It was the Oil Kings who drew first blood as Jakub Demek scored  his18th goal  of the season at 7:27 of the first period, with the assists going to Brendan Kuny and Braeden Wynne

“I thought we played hard off the start and it was an unfortunate kind of first bounce on that goal,” said Brent Kisio Hurricanes head coach.

“But I thought our guys were working hard, playing hard, and after they scored that first goal, I thought it deflated us a little bit. We took a little time off to get our feet going again and just sort of momentum. But I thought as the game went along, we started pushing back.”

Edmonton made it 2-0 at 17:02 of the opening frame as Josh Williams notched his 34th goal of the season. Demek and Carter Souch got the helpers on the goal.

Justin Sourdif scored his 21st of the season at 5:55 of the second frame to extend the Oil Kings lead to 3-0.

Edmonton made the game 4-0 at 12:36 of the second as Dylan Guenther scored his 41st marker of the season.

The Canes finally solved Oil Kings goalie Sebastian Cossa as Brayden Edwards scored his third of the season at 11:14 of the third period to make it 4-1 Edmonton.

Edwards would score his second of the night at 14:32 of the final stanza to cut the Oil Kings lead to 4-2.

Edmonton’s Souch solidified the winfor the visitors as he scored his 20th of the year into an empty net at 19:42 of the third period.

“It was a hard-fought game,” said Kisio.

“Like I said, I thought in that first period we came out hard and they’re a good team. And if you make small mistakes, they score goals on it. We had a lot of chances and unfortunately didn’t go in for us and they scored.”

The Hurricanes fall to 26-29-3-1 on the season with the loss  and still sit in seventh place and one point up on the idle Swift Current Broncos.

 Lethbridge will look to get revenge as they head north to face the Oil Kings at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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