|North Bay Battalion|
|Owen Sound Attack|
|Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds|
|Acadie-Bathurst Titan||Baie-Comeau Drakkar|
|Blainville-Boisbriand Armada||Cape Breton Screaming Eagles|
|Chicoutimi Sagueneens||Drummondville Voltigeurs|
|Gatineau Olympiques||Halifax Mooseheads|
|Moncton Wildcats||PEI Rocket|
|Quebec Remparts||Rimouski Oceanic|
|Rouyn-Noranda Huskies||Saint John Sea Dogs|
|Shawinigan Cataractes||Sherbrooke Phoenix|
|Val-d'Or Foreurs||Victoriaville Tigres|
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes were still looking for their first win in the month of October and they faced a tough Prince George team who had won 5 of their 7 games this season while the Canes were on a 3-game losing streak.
For the second game in a row, the Lethbridge Hurricanes would open the scoring on a powerplay goal just 1:18 into the first period. Russ Maxwell lifted the puck over the shoulder of Brett Zarowny to give Lethbridge a 1-0 lead on Maxwell’s team-leading 4th goal of the season. Both teams would get some good chances as the period moved along but that would be the only offence in the opening 20 minutes. The Hurricanes would get a late 5 minute power play when PG's Caleb Belter was given a major penalty and ejected from the game for a hit from behind as he knocked down Jaimen Yakubowski who didn't see the high hit coming.
In the second, the Hurricanes would score on that major power play as Russ Maxwell scored his 5th of the season and second of the night giving Lethbridge a 2-goal cushion. A few minutes later, PG would cut into that lead when Lethbridge native Brock Hirsche slapped the puck by Ty Rimmer to make it a 2-1 hockey game in favour of Lethbridge and that’s how things stood through 40 minutes.
In the third, the Cougars would get the equalizer less than a minute in as Jari Erricson fired the puck by Rimmer who didn't see the pass coming from behind the goal. Both sides battled for the go ahead goal and just when it looked like we were headed to overtime Sam McKechnie took a feed from Graham Hood and roofed a shot into the top corner for his 4th of the season with 4:53 to go in the game and that’s how this one would end as the Canes get a much needed 2 points with the 3-2 victory. Lethbridge outshot the Cougars 28-27 in what was a fairly evenly played game and they finished the night 2/6 with the man advantage while the Cougars were 1/6. The Dickies Hardest Working Hurricane: Jamal Watson. Tonight’s 3 Stars: 3) Brock Hirsche 2) Sam McKechnie 1) Russell Maxwell.
The Hurricanes streak of 6 games straight at home continues Saturday, October 13th when the Saskatoon Blades come to town. Game time will be at 7:00pm and you can tune in to 94.1 CJOC starting at 6:30 to hear the pre-game show with Pat Siedlecki and Fred Jack. Remember, at home or on the road you can follow your Lethbridge Hurricanes with news and team headlines on Twitter @WHLHurricanes, play by play analysis @CanesCast or by checking out our website at www.lethbridgehurricanes.com. Fans can also follow us on our Official Facebook Fan Page at facebook.com/WHLHurricanes or check out the game live on WHL Web TV - log on to whl.ca for details and pricing. Fan can also drop by Pop's Pub South to watch the WHL Webcast live as they present all 36 Hurricanes road games this season. (Photo Credit: CanesCast)
Game recap courtesy Canes Play by Play Broadcaster Pat Siedlecki