HUR­RI­CANES

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The Hur­ri­canes re­turned to the ice the next day in Regina where they set­tled for a 2-2 draw against the Regina Vics.

Swift Cur­rent led 2-0 on first-pe­riod goals from Carl­son and Cowie but Regina got goals from Dono­van Hall and Ran­den Sch­midt be­fore a score­less third pe­riod.

Dy­lan Ros­siter, Ri­ley Couch, Wall, and Wittmier all picked up as­sists for the Hur­ri­canes, while Blade Roh earned the tie in goal.

The Hur­ri­canes played their third game in as many nights Satur­day when they scored the fi­nal six goals in a 6-1 win over the vis­it­ing Wey­burn Wings in a penalty filled contest. Carter Tan­gen led the at­tack with two goals, while Wall and Gau­thier each had two as­sists.

Knelsen, Couch, Josh Nimigeers, and Kouri also scored. Evans, Nolan Cox, Jonas Sad­den, Carl­son, and Wittmier all added as­sists and Zinger added another win in goal.

Sun­day, the host Hur­ri­canes outscored the Notre Dame Ban­tam Hounds 7-1 over the fi­nal 40 min­utes in a 7-3 win. Kouri and Josh Nimigeers each had two goals and an as­sist, while Couch con­tin­ued to put up points with a goal and two as­sists and Jonas Sad­den and Gau­thier both added goals. Evans, Ros­siter, and Tan­gen all had two-as­sist out­ings, while Wall and Wittmier added sin­gle helpers.

Blade Roh earned the win with 22 saves in goal as the Hur­ri­canes fired 57 shots at Notre Dame's Jor­dan Sch­mu­land.

"It is almost the same pat­tern ev­ery game with us. We have a slow start and it is like we have to feel out our com­pe­ti­tion. Then we had I think a few bad calls against us in the first pe­riod. We showed character by com­ing out in the sec­ond and we won the sec­ond pe­riod 4-1 and then car­ried the mo­men­tum all the way through," said coach Scott Cas­sidy.

He agreed that the Hur­ri­canes sim­ply wore the smaller Ban­tam Hounds down as the game wore on.

"I think our style of play is just so ag­gres­sive and our forecheck is so strong in their end. They only had five D and nine for­wards and they are of course smaller guys play­ing ban­tam. That was our game plan com­ing in was we just wanted to wear them down and grind them down all game and it worked for us."

The Hur­ri­canes fin­ished with three wins and one tie over a gru­el­ing four-day stretch.

"The play­ers take care of them­selves. You have to keep hy­drated and eat the right things and then just come in with the right mind­set. I think we kept our shifts short for the most part and played a smart game for the most part. We called it a 12-pe­riod week­end with the four games go­ing in there. I am happy with it," said Cas­sidy.

It has now been over two months since the Hur­ri­canes have lost, 16 games and count­ing.

"It just goes back to the kids' work ethic and the way they buy into the sys­tem. Some­times they drift away from it and we read­dress it after a pe­riod or some­thing. We re­ally need to play that sys­tem game, team-first men­tal­ity. When they do that we haven't lost a game when they have played that way," said Cas­sidy.

The Hur­ri­canes will play four games in as many days again this week, be­gin­ning tonight when they visit the Moose Jaw War­riors. They will also host the Lums­den/Bethune Lions on Fri­day at 7:45 p.m. and Satur­day at 12:30 p.m. at Fairview West Arena. Sun­day they will head to Este­van for game two of their provin­cial play­off se­ries.

"We just have to keep do­ing ex­actly what we are do­ing here. Again the kids' work ethic just shines through after ev­ery game. They just put their heads down and go to work even if we get down a cou­ple goals. It is gut-check time and we come out and they just pep­per the goalie and keep scor­ing and so that's how they win."

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