June 14th, 2024

Hurricanes tame Tigers for 20th win of the season

By Lethbridge Herald on December 27, 2022.

Herald photo by JUSTIN SEWARD Medicine Hat Tigers goalie Beckett Langkow watches as Hurricanes captain Joe Arntsen scores in the first period, while the Canes Tristan Zandee and Medicine Hat Ôs Rhett Parsons battle in front of the net during Western Hockey League action at the Enmax Centre on Tuesday night

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes started the second half of the season on the right foot with a 3-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday night at the Enmax Centre.

“You know it was a pretty greasy game,” said Matt Anholt, Hurricanes assistant coach.

“We kind of knew it was going to be. The first one after the break is always a little bit rough for both teams. Teams will fight the puck a little bit, pucks will be bouncing but we found a way to win.”

We weren’t super happy with our first,” said Anholt.

“But we had the lead and then that third goal on the powerplay was big. And we kind of got better as the second period went on. Even though we didn’t have a ton of shots in the third , we felt like we still had a good amount of volume, like with the pace of play in their end and we played we played good defensively.”

Anholt thought the Canes penalty kill was good all night.

“But we still gave up some looks and obviously Harry (Harrison Meneghin) was really good,” said Anholt.

Canes Captain Joe Arntsen opened the scoring on the powerplay at 7:15 of the first period from Brayden Edwards and Noah Chadwick.

Logan Wormald notched his 13th of the season, as he stuffed the puck in on a wraparound at 9:35 of the first to make the game 2-0 Lethbridge.

Aidyn Ziprick and Cole Shepard drew the assists.

The Tigers got the score to within a goal when Brendan Lee scored his 19th of the season at 13:58 of the first from Dru Krebs and Reid Andresen.

Wormald one timed in his 14th of the season and second of the night on the powerplay from Shepard and Jett Jones at 15:09 of the second.

The Tigers Owen MacNeil scored with a second to go in the game to make the score 3-2.

“(We’ll)definitely build on our five-on-five play from tonight -just watch the video (and)build on it– but  look to continue on the special teams because that was really good tonight,” said Edwards.

The Hurricanes killed all off the Tigers six powerplay  opportunities while scoring two powerplay goals on six chances.

Lethbridge improved their record to 20-13-0-1  on the season.

The Hurricanes will hit the road for a mini two- game road trip starting in Swift Current on Friday at 6 p.m.

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