LETHBRIDGE -- The Hurricanes posted back-to-back wins this weekend. After downing Red Deer 6-2 Friday night, the home team dispatched the Swift Current Broncos 4-2 on Saturday night.
The Canes were first on the scoreboard, but it wasn’t until the seven-minute mark that Danila Palivko notched his second of the season. The shorthanded goal came off an assist from Logan Barlage and Koletrane Wilson.
The Broncos were awarded a penalty shot at 13:48 because of thrown stick and Ethan Regnier tied the game.
The Canes wasted no time and only two minutes passed before Jordy Bellerive lobbed the puck at the back of Swift Current’s net, putting his team ahead 2-1. During the final 30-seconds of the period, Noah Boyko took advantage of a powerplay to give his team a 3-1 lead ahead of the buzzer.
The Canes outshot the Broncos 15-7 in the opening frame.
Three-minutes into the middle period, Bronco Mathew Stanley and Hurricane Scott Mahovlitch were both assessed a five-minute major for fighting. As the Canes continued their attack on the Broncos net, Calen Addison added goal number four of the game, assisted by Jordy Bellerive and Jake Leschyshyn at 14:15. Two minutes later, the Broncos replied with a powerplay goal, taking the score to 4-2, in favour of the Canes.
At the end of 40-minutes, the home team led shots-on-goal 28-12.
The only action in the third period was a tripping penalty against Danila Palivko and the score held at 4-2 for the Canes. The Hurricanes had continued their attack on the Broncos net and by the end of the game had outshot Swift Current 45-17. Both teams were one-for-4 on the powerplay.
The Hurricanes hold second place in the Central Division, at 27-15-4-4, just four points back of Edmonton, which has played two more games.
The next Hurricane game is Tuesday, Feb 5, when the team hosts the Regina Pats.
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