July 20th, 2024

Canes tame Tigers for fourth straight win

By Lethbridge Herald on March 6, 2024.

Herald Photo by Justin Seward Lethbridge Hurricanes Kash Andresen dives for a loose puck off the faceoff against the Medicine Hat Tigers during WHL action at the Enmax Centre on Wednesday night.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes extended their longest winning streak of the season to four games after beating the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-1 on Wednesday night at the Enmax Centre.

The Canes felt they took advantage of a tired Tigers team who had played the night before.

“I thought the boys did a really good job hitting the reset button after the Prince Albert game (and)having two really good working days to get ready for tonight and then we started on time and that was really important,” said Ryan Aasman, Hurricanes assistant coach.

Aasman said really good, when asked about the confidence  on the winning streak.

“I think with our group, it’s not getting too far ahead of ourselves,” he said.

“I think the boys understand the situation we’re in and  everyday matters and we have to take it in stride. And I think  the boys have done a really good job ( of) just living in the moment and taking care of their daily business and taking care of themselves on and off the ice.”

It was the Canes Leo Braillard that got things going in this game with his 12th of the year from Miguel Marques and Tristen Doyle 5:03 into the first period to give the home team a 1-0 lead.

Logan Wormald finished off a nice passing play with Brayden Edwards and Noah Chadwick to give the Canes a 2-0 14:10 into the first period.

Wormald would get his second of the night and 18th of the season with 3:33 to go in the first period to give Lethbridge a 3-0 lead going into the first intermission.

Chadwick notched the assist.

“It definitely feels great I mean obviously for myself but more importantly for the team here ,” said Wormald.

“We know that’s a big game and we’re in the final stretch here. So those are two big points for us here.”

Dylan Sydor one-timed home his 25th year of the season from Braillard and Hayden Pakkala at 10:18 of the third period to give the Canes a 4-0 lead.

The Tigers broke Harrison Meneghin’s shutout bid when Reid Andresen scored his seventh of the season from Andrew Basha 11:18 into the third period.

Carter Dereniwsky scored into an empty net with 1:29 to go in the game to seal the game for the Canes.

Edwards assisted on the goal.,

The Canes went 0-for-3  on the powerplay while the Tigers went 0-for-1 on the poweplay.

The Canes now lead the season series with their Highway 3 rivals with a  4-3 record.

Both teams will wrap up the regular season with a home and home on March 22 and 23.

The Canes host the Brandon Wheat Kings on Friday night. 

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