Moose Jaw, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes ended a four-game Saskatchewan road trip Tuesday with a 6-0 victory in Moose Jaw against the Warriors at Mosaic Place.
The Hurricanes had a great start to the game as they jumped out to an early lead just 5:47 into the game as Alex Cotton snapped home his second goal of the season on a power play to make it 1-0 Lethbridge; D-Jay Jerome and Koletrane Wilson earned the assists on the goal. Lethbridge doubled their lead at the 15:02 mark as Jerome scored his third goal of the season to make it 2-0 ‘Canes after one period. Lethbridge held the edge in shots 10-6 in the opening frame.
Lethbridge dominated the second period as they held the edge in shots 14-7 and carried the time-on-attack in their favour. The Hurricanes added to their lead just over the midway point of the period as Jerome poked home his second goal of the game – and third point – to make it a 3-0 Lethbridge lead; Justin Hall and Noah Boyko picked up the helpers on the goal.
The Hurricanes started the third period on a five-on-three power play on penalties that carried over from the end of the second period but the ‘Canes were unable to find the net despite a Calen Addison goal-post. Lethbridge made it a 4-0 lead as Noah Boyko deked out Warriors goaltender Jackson Berry for his fourth of the season; Addison and Jett Jones earned the assists. The ‘Canes made it 5-0 when Cotton scored his second of the game with a point-shot from the right circle at the 8:51 mark; Dylan Cozens and Joe Arntsen were credited with the assists – for Arntsen, it was his first WHL point. The ‘Canes added a late power play goal as Justin Hall banged home his first of the season to make it a 6-0 final.
Lethbridge held the edge in shots 39-19 in the game while going 2/7 on the power play and 3/3 on the penalty kill.
Three stars of the game were:
1) ‘Canes – #28 Alex Cotton (2 goals)
2) ‘Canes – #16 D-Jay Jerome (2 goals, 1 assist)
3) ‘Canes – #35 Carl Tetachuk (19 save shutout)
The win for the Hurricanes ends their four-game trip with a 2-2-0-0 record while improving their road record to 4-2-0-0 on the season. The win also improves the ‘Canes overall record to 5-4-0-1 on the campaign.
The Hurricanes will be back at the ENMAX Centre on Friday, October 18th when they host the Regina Pats. Tickets can be purchased online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.