By Lethbridge Herald on October 6, 2023.
By Justin Seward
In their first meeting since the first round of last year’s playoffs, the Lethbridge Hurricanes blanked the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-0 on Friday night at the Enmax Centre.
“It was a solid team effort,” said Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters.
“(We) got contribution from everybody. It was a good week of practice, so it set us up for a good night to be successful here tonight. Anytime your goaltender can be as efficient as Harry (Harrison Meneghin) was tonight, obviously it’s going to help immensely.”
The Canes Tyson Zimmer opened the scoring just 3:49 into the contest when he redirected the puck past Warriors goalie Jackson Unger from Trae Wilke and Carter Dereniwsky
Chase Pauls doubled Lethbridge’s lead at the 11:41 mark of the first period when he walked in from the point and wristed it past Unger from Logan Wormald and Miguel Marques.
The Hurricanes kept pressing to add to their lead in the second period but Unger stood tall in steering away 15 Lethbridge shots.
Logan McCutcheon made the game 3-0 Hurricanes, when he finished off a 2-on-1 with Brayden Edwards at 4:18 of the third period.
Edwards scored the Canes fourth goal of the game from Marques and Wormald at 12:58 of the third period.
The Hurricanes fired 42 shots at Unger.
“Yeah, I mean it always helps,” said Edwards with the amount of shots.
“The more pucks you put on net, the more scoring chances you’re going to get. That was one of our more higher shot games and it showed. We were able to put four in the net, so it was good.”
Meneghin kicked out all 26 Warrior shots he faced.
The Hurricanes hit the road for two games this long weekend starting tonight in Red Deer against the Rebels at 7 p.m., and then a matinee game against the Edmonton Oil Kings on Thanksgiving Day Monday at noon.