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Hurricanes double up Blades

By Lethbridge Herald on October 31, 2022.

Lethbridge Hurricanes’ Tyson Laventure shoots the puck on net as the Saskatoon Blades’ Tanner Molendyk tries to prevent him from getting any closer, while Jett Jones looks for the rebound chance during Western Hockey League action at the Enmax Centre on Saturday night.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes came away with a 2-1 win over the Saskatoon Blades on Saturday night at the Enmax Centre.

“I thought our guys played hard,” said head coach Brent Kisio.

“It was a hard fought battle. Both teams competed.  I thought they  played a great game as well and you know both goalies had really good nights.”

Lethbridge’s goalie Harrison Meneghin stopped 29 of 30 Blades shots.

“Harry was good,” said Kisio.

“I thought he made things look easy and that’s what you want with your goaltender. He made some big saves for us at the right times. He was just solid all night long.”

This was the Canes seventh straight one goal game they were involved in, a stretch where the club accumulated a 3-4 record.

“It was nice to be up and we just had to hold on and play the right way,” said Kisio.

“I was proud of the way our guys did.”

“We’ve had really good starts and we’ve been playing really good hockey,” said forward Tyson Zimmer.

“We just can’t find a way to come out on top of those one-goal games. But we did tonight and it feels really good. So we’ve just got to keep it going and keep playing the way we are and I think we’ll win a lot of games.”

Captain Jett Jones snapped in his sixth of the season at 7:41 of the first period from Tyson Laventure and Zimmer.

Zimmer gave the Canes a 2-0 lead with five seconds left in the opening frame from Joe Arntsen and Tristan Zandee.

“It felt really good,” said Zimmer, who scored his first of the season.

“It was my first goal with the club but  also first goal in a while. So to  finally put one, I mean it felt really good.”

The Blades Lukas Hansen cut the Canes lead in half as he one timed a pass from Jordan Keller for his second of this season. Tyler Parr got the other assist on Saskatoon’s only goal of the contest.

The Canes record improved to 6-8-0-0 on the season.

The Hurricanes will host the Victoria Royals tonight at the Enmax Centre.

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