Canes prevail over Hitmen
Two faces made their return to the Lethbridge Hurricanes Friday night, although one had been gone for a little longer.
The Canes doubled up the Calgary Hitmen 4-2 in Western Hockey League play Friday night at the Saddledome in Calgary.
Making his debut after being acquired from the Red Deer Rebels on Monday and returning after almost exactly three years away, Brett Davis drew an assist on Alex Cotton’s game winner as Lethbridge posted the decision that moves them to 24-10-2-5.
Meanwhile, Canes first-year import Oliver Okuliar, returning to the lineup after almost a month away to play for Team Slovakia at the World Junior Hockey Championship, also drew an assist on Cotton’s goal that put the Hurricanes up 3-2 with 7:49 left in regulation and then added his team-leading 24th of the season into an empty net to salt the win.
Noah Boyko and Dino Kambeitz — on the man advantage — scored the other
Canes goals, while Josh Prokop and Riley Stotts replied for the Hitmen.
Boyko also added an assist for a two-point night, while goaltender Carl Tetachuk stopped 22 of 24 shots to improve his record to 14-6-1-5.
Hitmen netminder and Taber product Brayden Peters made 30 saves in the loss.
The Hurricanes are at the Enmax Centre tonight at 7 against Swift Current.