Kade Nolan of the Hurricanes was sent to the box for interference at the 18:09 mark.
8:13 into the second, Tyson Laventure (Lethbridge) was issued a minor penalty for hooking. His teammate Easton Kovacs was called for holding at the 14:04 mark.
The third period is when the action truly picked up.
Below is a breakdown of goals scored in the third:
- Joe Arntsen got things started early at the 1:44 mark, with his sixth goal of the season. Alex Thacker and Justin Hall got the assists to put Lethbridge up 1-0.
- At 2:16, Logan McCutcheon scored his fourth of the year, with Liekit Reichle garnering the assist. Lethbridge went up 2-0.
- Logan Wormald scored his 12th of the season to put the ‘Canes up 3-0 at 9:40. Assists went to Miguel Marques and Joe Arntsen.
- Jordan Keller scored his first of the season for Saskatoon, cutting Lethbridge’s lead to 3-1 at 10:51. Keller’s goal was assisted by Josh Paulhus and Misha Volotovskii.
- Arntsen would score again for Lethbridge, putting the ‘Canes up 4-1 at 13:42. Justin Hall and Alex Thacker earned the assists.
- Chase Pauls scored his eighth of the season, an empty netter, off assists from Justin Hall and Alex Thacker at 15:31. Lethbridge was up 5-1.
- The final goal of the game came from Brayden Edwards at 19:02 to seal the 6-1 win for Lethbridge.
The third period got heated between players as well:
- Saskatoon’s Egor Sidorov received a minor for roughing with Lethbridge’s Kade Nolan also being sent to the box at 15:18.
- Vaugh Watterodt (Saskatoon) and Joe Arntsen of the Hurricanes got into it at 17:16. Both players received major penalties for fighting along with game misconducts.
Following Wednesday night’s 6-1 win, the Lethbridge Hurricanes travel to Red Deer to face the Rebels on Friday, April 8. Game time at the Peavey Mart Centrium on Friday is 7:00 p.m.
The Hurricanes sit in seventh place in the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Eastern Conference with a record of 30-30-3-1 (64 points).
The Blades, meanwhile, return home to Saskatoon Friday, April 8. They host the Prince Albert Raiders. The Blades currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 36-26-3-1 (76 points).
The three stars of Wednesday’s game were Lethbridge’s Joe Arntsen with two goals and one assist, Justin Hall with three assists and Bryan Thomson with 23 saves for the Hurricanes.