Moose Jaw, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes wrapped up a four-game East Division road trip on Saturday afternoon with a 3-2 overtime loss in Moose Jaw against the Warriors at Mosaic Place.
It was an even first period that saw the Warriors outshoot the Hurricanes 9-5, but neither team was able to find a goal. The ‘Canes best scoring chance came as Ty Kolle ripped a shot off the crossbar midway through the period. Moose Jaw had a pair of power plays in the second half of the period but the ‘Canes were able to kill of the Igor Merezhko and Jake Elmer penalties.
Both teams had chances early in the second period to open the scoring but both Adam Evanoff and Reece Klassen stood tall making big saves to keep the game scoreless. The ‘Canes had a power play midway through the period but failed to produce a goal. Lethbridge appeared to have scored with 50 seconds left in the period as Nolan Jones snapped one over a sprawled Evanoff but the referee waived off the goal as the game remained scoreless after forty minutes of play. The ‘Canes outshot the Warriors 13-11 in the middle frame.
The Hurricanes potted the first goal of the game as Taylor Ross tapped home his team-leading 13th goal of the season 4:57 into the third period to make it 1-0 Lethbridge; Jake Elmer and Dylan Cozens picked up the assists on the goal. Klassen made a glorious save on Tate Popple on a breakaway just over a minute later to keep the ‘Canes in front. The Hurricanes added some insurance as Keltie Jeri-Leon rifled home his fifth of the season beating Evanoff over the glove on a partial two-on-one to make it a 2-0 Lethbridge lead with 10:07 to go in the game; Logan Barlage earned the lone assist on the goal. The Warriors pulled the goaltender with a power play and struck to make it a 2-1 hockey game as Josh Brook snapped one home from the line. Moose Jaw pulled the goalie again and this time Tristin Langan scored to tie the game 2-2 forcing overtime.
In the extra session, the Hurricanes had a full two minutes on a power play as Brayden Tracey was assessed a tripping penalty but the ‘Canes failed to capitalize only to see Tracey score the game-winning goal with 1:20 left in the extra session as the ‘Canes fall 3-2 in overtime.
Shots in overtime were tied 2-2, while Moose Jaw led the shots in the game 36-27. The Hurricanes went 0/2 on the power play while the Warriors were 1/3 with the extra man.
Three stars of the game were:
1) Warriors – #4 Jett Woo (2 assists)
2) Warriors – #23 Tristin Langan (1 goal, 1 assist)
3) ‘Canes – #8 Taylor Ross (1 goal)
The loss for the Hurricanes ends their four-game East Division road trip with a 2-1-1-0 record as they fall to 5-4-3-0 on the road and 11-8-3-2 on the season.
The Hurricanes will be back at the ENMAX Centre on Friday, November 30th when they welcome the Swift Current Broncos on the Annual Toque and Teddy Toss! Tickets are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre and Yates Ticket Centre’s.