TIGERS STUMBLE IN 3RD AND FELL 8-3 TO HURRICANES
Medicine Hat, AB — The Medicine Hat Tigers stumbled in the third period and fell 8-3 to the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
After scoring three goals in the second period to gain their first lead of the night, the Tigers were unable to tame the Hurricanes allowing six goals in the final frame.
Ty Kolle and Nolan Jones scored for the Hurricanes in the first period to give the home team an early lead.
Fifty-four seconds into the second stanza, Tyler Preziuso set up Ryan Jevne to score the Tabbies’ first goal of the night. Jevne’s goal is his fifth goal of the season and it extended his point streak to seven points (4G, 3A) in the Tigers’ last four games.
Four minutes later, Elijah Brown redirected James Hamblin’s shot to score his fourth goal of the season and tie the game up at 2 goals apiece. Henrik Rybinski also assisted on the play.
With less than a minute remaining in the middle frame, Ryan Chyzowski and Daniel Baker set Preziuso up to score his fifth goal of the season and gain the Tigers’ only lead of the night with a score of 3-2. Preziuso now has eight points (3G, 5A) in his last four outings while linemate Chyzowski has a five point (1G, 4A) streak in the Tabbies’ last four games.
In the third stanza, Hurricanes Dylan Cozens, Zachary Cox, Jadon Joseph, Logan Barlage, Jordy Bellerive and Taylor Ross all scored to erase the Tigers’ comeback and win the game 8-3.
Goaltender Jordan Hollett started the game and played 49:36 before leaving the game to make way for Mads Sogaard. Hollett turned aside 24 of the 31 shots he faced, while Sogaard stopped 6 of 7. Hurricanes Reese Klassen stopped 39 of the Tigers’ 42 shots.
The Orange and Black are now 6-6-0-1 and will host the Red Deer Rebels Wednesday night at the Canalta Centre. The game will be sponsored by BC Tree Fruits and starts at 7PM. McCoy/Eagle Butte Colts will be in the Hut 8 Community Corner.