|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|
Swift Current, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes hit the road for a two game swing through Saskatchewan, opening up their road trip against the Swift Current Broncos, a team just 3 points ahead of them in the standings. The Hurricanes were riding the momentum of their last three games in which they took 5 out of a possible 6 points from three tough opponents.
The teams had chances to score but the opening goal would come at the 5:47 mark when Sam McKechnie (Brady Ramsay, Graham Hood) scored his 7th of the year. Ramsay took the shot from the front of the net and it looked like netminder Eetu Laurikainen corralled the puck, but it slipped through and McKechnie was there to jam it home. The Broncos would get the first powerplay of the game, and it looked like Adam Lowry would bury the equalizer, but Ty Rimmer who was making his 13th straight start slid from one side to the other and stacked the pads to deny Lowry of the goal. The Canes would go on the powerplay but an errant pass would lead to a shorthanded breakaway by Josh Derko but was unable to beat Rimmer as he stopped all 12 shots he faced in the period as the Canes took the 1-0 lead into the intermission.
The Canes would get their second powerplay of the game after getting called for an extra minor after fighting majors to Jaimen Yakubowski and Levi Bews. Just over a minute into man advantage Spencer Galbraith (Dan Johnston, Jay Merkley) would fire a point shot that goes off a Bronco and beats Laurikainen. Galbraith with his 2nd goal in as many games makes it 2-0. Former Lethbridge Hurricane Ryan Moser would stare down a wide open cage but he couldn’t find the loose puck to cut into the lead. The Canes would take a 4-0 lead after the second period thanks to a pair of goals 49 seconds apart late in the second. Jamal Watson (Jay Merkley, Spencer Galbraith) scored his 3rd and then Russ Maxwell (Axel Blomqvist, Reid Duke) tallied his team leading 9th goal when he buried a rebound to put the Canes up by 4 despite being narrowly outshot 26-23 in the game.
Neither team was able to score in the third and Ty Rimmer made 37 saves to record his first shutout of the season for the Canes (the 10th regular season shutout of his WHL career) as the Canes played one of their best road games in a 4-0 win. The win gives the Canes back to back wins for the first time this season and a record of 6-6-1-0. Swift Current outshot the Hurricanes 37-26 but were 0/5 on the powerplay while Lethbridge was 1/3. Tonight’s 3 Stars: #3) Spencer Galbraith #2) Jay Merkley #1) Ty Rimmer.
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The Hurricanes will wrap up their mini two game road swing through Saskatchewan with a visit to Moose Jaw on Wednesday, October 24th. 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. 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. Fans can also drop by Pop's Pub South to watch the WHL Webcast live as they present all 36 Hurricanes road games this season.