By Lethbridge Herald on December 27, 2023.
By Justin Seward
Rylan Gould scored 2:04 into overtime to give the Swift Current Broncos a 7-6 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre. “Well, anytime you’re on the wrong side of the final score, you’re not very happy,” said Bill Peters, Hurricanes head coach. “Some of the young guys did some good things. But there’s some things they can do better and learn.” Peters said coming out of the break, you’re always worried about what it’s going to look like. “It was a little bit loose at times both ways,” said Peters. “I thought when it was 6-5, we had a chance there to get the next one.” Swift Current scored the first goal of the game just a minute in as Josh Filmon tipped the puck past Canes goalie Koen Cleaver. It wasn’t too long later that Will Sharpe replied for the Canes at the 6:29 mark of the opening frame with his first of the year from Miguel Marques. The Broncos took their second lead of the game when Connor Hvidston scored on the powerplay at 9:54 to make it 2-1. Marques tied the game with his 15th goal of the season from Tyson Zimmer and Trae Wilke at 10:25 of the first period. Logan McCutcheon scored his fourth goal of the season with 2:29 to go in the first from Wilke and Marques to give the Canes a 3-2 lead. The Broncos tied the game at three when Maddix McCagherty scored his fifth of the season at 5:21 of the second from Clarke Caswell. Luke Mistelbacher gave the Broncos a 4-3 lead with his sixth of the season from Hvidston at 8:25 of the second period. Brayden Edwards tipped in his 15th goal of the season on the powerplay to tie the game 4-4 at the 15:08 mark of the second period. Sharpe one-timed in his second of the game at 17:56 of the middle frame to give the Canes a 5-4 lead. Brady Birnie fired in his 14th of the season at 7:02 of the third period to tie the game 5-5. Marques snapped the puck top shelf for the Canes sixth goal of the game at the 11:08 mark of the third period from Wormald and Chadwick. Pickering tied the game at six with at 14:23 of the final stanza from Mistelbacher. Harrison Meneghin backed up Cleaver tonight after nursing an upper body injury since Dec. 8. Peters hopes to have him back by the weekend. The Hurricanes host the Red Deer Rebels on Friday night.