Lethbridge, Alb – The Lethbridge Hurricanes scored 3 goals in the first and second periods in a 6-1 win over the Kootenay ICE in WHL action on Saturday night.
The Hurricanes (16-14-1-4) scored their Teddy Bear goal early in the first period with Brady Ramsay near the crease to lift the puck into the net.
Lethbridge made it 2-0 on the powerplay with Graham Hood near the crease for a one time shot.
On another powerplay Lethbridge made it 3-0 with Jay Merkley alone in the slot for the goal.
In the second period the ICE (9-19-1-0) got on the board with a powerplay goal from Luke Philp.
Lethbridge replied with 3 straight goals from Jaimen Yakubowski, Brady Ramsay and Russell Maxwell.
Ramsay is the 17th player to have a multi-goal game against the ICE.
The Hurricanes are 6-for-11 on the PP against the ICE this season.
The ICE have lost 6 straight road games.
The ICE will host Kelowna on Tuesday.
Because of injuries the ICE were one skater short of a complete line-up.
The ICE had no 20-year-olds and only 3 19-year-olds in the line-up.
ICE Scratches – Tanner Muth (2nd game upper body indefinite), Brock Montgomery (1st game upper body indefinite), Joey Leach (2nd game upper body 2-4 weeks).
Lethbridge 16-14-1-4 Kootenay 9-19-1-0
1, Lethbridge, Ramsay 7 (Hood, Mckechnie), 5:07.
2, Lethbridge, Hood 5 (Mckechnie, Ramsay), 8:15 (PP).
3, Lethbridge, Merkley 14 (Watson, Johnston), 14:08 (PP).
Penalties-Ramsay Let (interference), 5:37; Dirk Ktn (interference), 8:04; Boyd Ktn (boarding), 13:59.
4, Kootenay, Philp 6 (Reinhart, Dirk), 7:54 (PP).
5, Lethbridge, Yakubowski 19 (Blomqvist, Maxwell), 10:45.
6, Lethbridge, Ramsay 8 (Hood, Mckechnie), 15:59.
7, Lethbridge, Maxwell 18 (Johnston, Yakubowski), 17:12 (PP).
Penalties-Sofillas Let (hooking), 7:44; Hubic Ktn (tripping), 16:40; Faith Ktn (major-fighting), 17:59; Harper Let (cross checking, major-fighting), 17:59.
Penalties-Hood Let (tripping), 0:34; Thomas Ktn (delay of game), 17:24.
Shots on Goal-Kootenay 4-11-5-20. Lethbridge 10-13-10-33.
Power Play Opportunities-Kootenay 1 / 4; Lethbridge 3 / 4.
Goalies-Kootenay, Skapski 9-13-0-0 (33 shots-27 saves). Lethbridge, Tai 2-1-0-0 (20 shots-19 saves).
Referees-Clayton Hall (42), Chad Williams (60).
Linesmen-Ian Shaver (74), Justin Slimm (105).