|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 – If there were any night perfect for ending a losing streak, tonight was the night as the Lethbridge Hurricanes officially unveiled the new Steve “Foggy” Falwell Media Centre. A cornerstone of both the Lethbridge Broncos and Hurricanes, Falwell spent two decades calling games and being an integral part of the team before health issues sidelined him for good from the broadcast booth.
Once the pregame ceremony was complete, it was up to the Canes themselves to get a win as they were in the midst of a seven game losing slide. The first period got off with a bang just 37 seconds in when Graham Hood and Andy Blanke went toe to toe at Centre Ice. That seemed to set the pace and it also seemed to spark the Canes as they score on a their second powerplay of the game. Phil Tot gets his first of the year making it a 1-nothing game. The Canes go up two goals when Brady Ramsay scores his 4th of the year, but the Broncos comeback would be begin thanks to Taylor Vause. The Broncos Forward scores on the powerplay and Swift Current would add another making it a 2-2 game through the opening 20 minutes. The first period would also end with a change in goal. Damien Ketlo started the game, but with an extended pregame ceremony, he appeared to have tightened up and he left the game after 5 minutes making way for Tanner Kovacs.
The Broncos would take the lead in the second period and never look back. Coda Gordon’s powerplay goal just 25 seconds in made it 3-nothing. The Canes would have a golden powerplay chance as Brody Sutter breaks in, but his shot misses and Cam Braes can’t bury the rebound. The Broncos would go right back the other way and take a two goal lead through 40 minutes.
Former Lethbridge Hurricane Ryan Moser would burn his old team with his 2nd of the year for a 5-2 lead, while Vause would bury the hat trick goal on a 2 on 1 rush to make it 6-2. Sam McKechnie would get his first of the year for Lethbridge late in the 3rd period, but this one was already over as the Broncos cruise to a 9-3 win outshooting the Canes 39-35. Ketlo stopped all 4 shots he faced before leaving the game while Kovacs stopped 26 of 35 in relief. The Canes were also 1 for 6 on the powerplay while the Broncos were 2 for 4.
The Canes have a quick turnaround when they’re back in action Monday night when they host Kootenay. It’s their 3rd meeting of the season and the game can be heard on 94.1 CJOC starting with the pregame show at 7pm.