June 15th, 2024

Canes oust Raiders

By Lethbridge Herald on November 9, 2022.

Herald photo by Justin Seward- Herald photo by JUSTIN SEWARD Lethbridge Hurricanes Hayden Smith battles for a loose puck as he taken down by the Prince Albert Raiders’ Owen Boucher and Justice Christensen during Western Hockey League action on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes hung on to beat the Prince Albert Raiders 2-1 on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre.

“Our guys showed up to compete tonight,” said Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio.

“Prince Albert came out and played hard. They’re a well-coached team and we knew we were in for a battle tonight. We had a lot of opportunities, their goalie always plays well against us, and he stood tall again tonight. We had chances to go up by a little bit more and just failed to do so. I thought our goalie, Harry (Harrison Meneghin), played really well. It was a hard fought game (and) two teams that wanted to win.”

Kisio said there wasn’t a lot of room our there to create.

“We were playing good hockey, we didn’t have to change much,” said Kisio.

“(We) just had to make sure we managed that puck and made hard plays. We knew they were going to try and press for a goal, and if we just stuck to our game, there (would) be chances there for us.”

Tyson Laventure batted in a Logan Wormald rebound for his third of the season at 6:09 of the first period on the powerplay to open the scoring. Jett Jones notched the other assist.

Lethbridge made the game 2-0 in the third period, as Wormald put the puck on a tee for captain Joe Arntsen to wire home his fifth of the season at 6:12 over the glove of Raiders’ goalie Tikhon Chaika.

Cole Shepard got the other assist on Arntsen’s marker.

Prince Albert’s Carson Latimer cut the Canes lead to one in the third period as he tipped in an Eric Johnston point shot at 16:57 of third period.

Meneghin saved 21-of-22 Raider shots on the night.

He thought the boys were in putting up a lot of shots, dialed in on the penalty kill, blocking shots and efficient in the face-off dot.

“It was just a great win overall,” he said.

Meneghin felt he was ready for a close game.

“Well the last game I was net, it was the same thing with Vancouver,” he said.

“So I was ready for that, just kind of wait for the next shot, that’s about all you can do.”

Shots were 37-22 in favour of the Hurricanes.

Lethbridge went 1-for-5 on the powerplay and the Raiders had no goals on two chances.

The Hurricanes push their record to 9-8-0-1 with the win.

For the Canes, their next action will be against the Swift Current Broncos on Saturday night at the Enmax Centre. 

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