Lethbridge Lightning drop opener against Nanton Palominos over the weekend

By Aaron Mahoney (@Mahones93 on Twitter)
October 30, 2017 - 9:37am

LETHBRIDGE - The first regular season game in the inaugural season for the Lethbridge Lightning didn't go the way the home team would've liked, a 5-1 loss to the defending Provincial Senior "AA" Champion Nanton Palominos.

Cam Hurt will go down in Lethbridge Lightning history as the first player to score a goal, but that was the only offence the team mustered. Defenseman Cole Percifield drew the only assist.

For the Palominos, Brady Hoctmer scored twice while Tanner Franson, Jeff Beitel, and Luke Loomer each buried a goal of their own.

The good news for the Lighting is they won't have to play the defending champs again until December, so they'll have some time to gain chemistry and build as a team.

Next up for the Lightning is a pair of home games. First up on Friday, Nov. 3 against the Kainai Braves and then Saturday, Nov. 4 against Fort Macleod Mustangs.

Puck drop for both games is set for 8:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Sheran arena.

Lethbridge Lightning sitting first in the RHL after a big weekend

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