LETHBRIDGE – A quick fake and a nice move to the backhand from Saskatoon’s Kirby Dach, and the Lethbridge Hurricane’s early season skid hit three games.
Dach’s deciding goal – fired top-shelf over a sprawled out Reece Klassen in the Hurricane’s net – was the lone marker of a three-round shootout between the ‘Canes and Blades Saturday night, Oct. 6 in Lethbridge, that saw the visitors come out on top, 3-2.
The Hurricanes opened the scoring in the game, as Keltie Jeri-Leon picked up his second of the season on the power play three minutes into the first. The Blades would respond just over 10 minutes later on a man-advantage of their own, with the goal coming from Josh Paterson.
Midway through the second, Logan Barlage helped Lethbridge take a lead 2-1, only to see it vanish again – this time from Saskatoon’s Riley McKay with three seconds remaining in the period.
An uneventful third period saw each team take a single point in the standings, before heading into overtime, where again neither team could beat the other’s netminder.
The shootout opened with Dach’s highlight real goal, which stood out as the winner with Jordy Bellerive, Dylan Cozens, and Taylor Ross all failing to find the back of the Blades’ net.
With the loss, the Hurricanes now sport a record of 2-3-0-1.
Their next game comes Wednesday, Oct. 10, as they cap a three-game homestand by welcoming the Regina Pats to the ENMAX Centre.
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