Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Recap: VIC 2 - LETH 4

The Lethbridge Hurricanes now have won 8 of their last 11 games.
Sam McKechnie broke a 2-2 tie with under 5 minutes left to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 4-2 victory over the visiting Victoria Royals Wednesday night.

D Jordan Fransoo fires a shot at Ty Rimmer
I thought the effort was pretty good, and I thought we didn’t get the bounces or get any breaks, but the breaks even out during the year…” Assistant Coach Enio Sacilotto.

Ty Rimmer wears the teams 3rd Jersey
The Royals drop their 5th in a row and fall to an even .500 record of 9-9 at the quarter mark of the season.

 "We didn’t do a few things that cost us goals, like getting pucks out of the zone, and not getting pucks deep, then countering coming the other way – that cost us.” said Sacilotto.

The Hurricanes have won 7 of their last 10, extending their win streak to 3 games.

Netminder Ty Rimmer earned his 11th win of the season in his 20th game with 32 saves, while Coleman Vollrath in a second straight start, suffered his 2nd defeat while kicking out 36 pucks. 

Coleman Vollrath makes a glove save.
Sacilotto was pleased with Vollrath’s effort,

“Great night for Coleman, kept us in the game, made some outstanding saves.  There was one in particular in the second, where he came across the net, I remember the anticipation (on Laurencelle), a really good read on his part…he was the least of our problems tonight, played a really strong game.”

Victoria’s Brandon Magee (9th) opened the scoring and took a 1-0 lead to the dressing room after 20 minutes.
Keegan Kanzig and Graham Hood

A short handed marker by Daniel Johnston tied the game at 1-1 after 2 periods.

After Macoy Erkamps gave the home team their first lead, Steven Hodges (4th) finished off a pretty passing play from Austin Carroll and Alex Gogolev to tie the game at two.

Lethbridge would retake the lead with 4:48 left in the third on a rising backhander by Sam Mckechnie.  Brady Ramsay would add the insurance marker into an empty net.

“I thought we played well enough to win, we definitely got a lot of great chances…" said Sacilotto.

Both teams failed to score on the power play, the Royals 0 for 6, the Canes 0 for 5. 
However, Sacilotto felt the power play was generating chances,

“At least 3 or 4 of those power play we got some pretty good chances to get a goal, and sometimes you’re not going to score, but the important part is we got the opportunities.  When you’re on the power play and not getting opportunities you’re in trouble.”

Victoria plays in Calgary Friday and wraps up 7 consecutive on the road in Medicine Hat in Saturday night.  They’ve beaten both clubs on home ice already this season.


Victoria Royals 2 at Lethbridge Hurricanes 4 - Status: Final
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - Enmax Centre - Lethbridge, AB

Victoria 1 0 1 - 2
Lethbridge 0 1 3 - 4

1st Period-
1, Victoria, Magee 9 (Crooks), 18:30.

Penalties-Hood Let (tripping), 1:56; Galbraith Let (interference), 7:24; Crunk Vic (checking from behind), 19:15; Traber Vic (roughing), 19:15; Hood Let (slashing), 19:15; Zgraggen Vic (roughing), 19:28.

2nd Period-
2, Lethbridge, Johnston 5   11:51 (SH).

Penalties-Ramsay Let (interference), 10:23; Ramsay Let (high sticking, high sticking), 13:25; Kanzig Vic (roughing), 18:08.

3rd Period-
3, Lethbridge, Erkamps 2 (Yakubowski), 5:41.
4, Victoria, Hodges 4 (Carroll, Gogolev), 12:19.
5, Lethbridge, Mckechnie 10 (Ramsay, Pilon), 15:12.
6, Lethbridge, Ramsay 4 (Yakubowski, Pilon), 19:56 (EN).

Penalties-Fransoo Vic (delay of game), 0:54; Carroll Vic (slashing), 6:03; Pilon Let (cross checking), 16:21.

Shots on Goal-
Victoria 6-13-15-34.
Lethbridge 10-17-13-40.

Power Play Opportunities-
Victoria 0 / 6;
Lethbridge 0 / 5.

Victoria, Vollrath 1-2-0-0 (39 shots-36 saves).
Lethbridge, Rimmer 11-7-1-1 (34 shots-32 saves).

Referees-Tyler Adair (58), Colin Stefanyk (14).
Linesmen-Cory Lundquist (128), Ian Shaver (74).