|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 are home for a lengthy home stand with 6 straight and 9 of 11 at the ENMAX Centre. They kicked off the home stand with a date against the Prince Albert Raiders, the top team in the WHL who have rattled off 6 straight wins.
The Hurricanes jumped out to a quick start and it only took 21 seconds for them to score. Russ Maxwell was alone at the side of the net when he buried his 3rd of the season making it a 1-0 game (assists to Jaimen Yakubowski and Axel Blomqvist.) That opening goal was also the first time the Hurricanes have scored first in all 7 games to start the regular season. The lone powerplay of the first period went to the Hurricanes and they had a glorious chance to add to their lead when Jaimen Yakubowski was sprung loose but Luke Siemens turned him aside. The Raiders would get chances of their own to pull even but Ty Rimmer stopped all 12 shots he faced in the opening frame. The Canes also with a flurry of chances in the final minutes of the period as they crashed the net and got some quality scoring chances, but 1-0 is how the first 20 minutes would end after the Raiders outshot Lethbridge 12-8.
The Raiders picked up their play in the second and scored just over 4 minutes into the period. Dakota Conroy from the behind the Canes net with a nice feed in front to Mike Winther who buried his 1st of the year. The Canes had a chance to retake the lead but Axel Blomqvist couldn’t convert after being sprung on a partial breakaway. The Raiders would go on their first powerplay of the game when Rimmer tried clearing the puck but his wayward shot cleared the glass. Just 18 seconds into the man advantage Sawyer Lange fired a shot upstairs that made it a 2-1 game and that’s how things stood after two periods with the Raiders outshooting the Canes 25 – 13.
In the third, Prince Albert would get a little breathing room as Riley Guenther fired a shot past Rimmer making it 3-1. The Canes would pull Rimmer for the extra attacker but PA sealed the win with an empty netter for a 4-1 final. The Raiders outshot the Canes 35-20 and were 1/1 on the powerplay while the Canes were 0/3. Tonight’s 3 Stars: 1) Anthony Bardaro, 2) Russ Maxwell 3) Mark McNeill. The Dickie’s Hardest Working Hurricane: Jaimen Yakubowski
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The Hurricanes home stretch continues against the Prince George Cougars on Friday, October 12th. 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. 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. (Photo Credit: CanesCast)