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Three late goals propel Canes to victory over Rebels

By Lethbridge Herald on October 20, 2023.

Herald photo by JUSTIN SEWARD Red Deer RebelsÕ Jace Weir shields the puck from Lethbridge HurricanesÕ Leo Braillard during Western Hockey League action at the Enmax Centre on Friday night .

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

Three late third period goals gave the Lethbridge Hurricanes a 4-1 over the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night at the Enmax Centre.

Two of those goals belonged to Brayden Edwards less than a minute a part at the 17:22 and 18:18 marks respectively.

“Yeah, it’s always nice,” said Edwards.

“A lot of good defensive plays that led up  to the empty net goal and then 5-on-3, obviously a couple of nice passes there. So a lot of credit goes to the teammates on those.”

Trae Wilke broke the 1-1 tie on the powerplay at 14:32 third.

“Yeah, exactly, I think Wilks had a really strong game,” said Edwards.

“Being on his line, (he) made a lot of good plays, was working hard on all three zones and yeah that goal really got us going there. After that the boys  just started rolling.”

Head coach Bill Peters liked the way his team handled the game all night.

“I thought they did a good job checking, I thought we did a good job checking,” said Peters.

“There wasn’t a lot of Grade A chances because guys were working hard away from the puck. But  then once it broke in the third, a real good play by Leo (Braillard) on the pass across  to Wilks for the game winning goal. SO Wilks did a good job driving the net and then  obviously  we executed on the five verse six and good to see Eddy get rewarded. Eddy’s been a workhorse all year and then  just won at the end.”

The Canes Will Sharpe took a double minor just 3:45 into the game and the Rebels made him pay.

Red Deer’s Kalan Lind scored his first goal of the season on the powerplay to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the 3:29 mark of the first period from Mats Lindgren and Samuel Drancak.

Lethbridge would nod the game at one goal apiece when Chase Pauls found the back of the net for his second goal of the year  and his 50th career point at the 15:35 mark of the first period.

Miguel Marques and Trae Wilke got the helpers on Pauls goal.

Lethbridge went 2-for-5 while Red Deer went 1-for 5 on the powerplay.

The Hurricanes play the Calgary Hitmen on the road on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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