Tigers Score Four Unanswered In 4-2 Win Over Hurricanes

February 4, 2023 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Medicine Hat Tigers News Release

Medicine Hat, AB - Despite giving up two straight power play goals, the Medicine Hat Tigers fought back with four straight, defeated the Lethbridge Hurricanes for the 2nd time this season 4-2 at Co-op Place Saturday Night.

The Tigers penalty kill was tested early in the first period and killed off the first of four infractions in the first period but the next two would be fatal as Logan McCutcheon notches his 2nd of the season for the Hurricanes at 10:51 and shortly after at 14:27 it would be Tyson Laventure making it 2-0 for the visitors. But the Tigers just 57 seconds later, at even strength, Oasiz Wiesblatt (Calgary, AB) beats Hurricanes goaltender Harrison Meneghin at 15:54 for his 18th of the season from Andrew Basha (Calgary, AB) cutting the Tigers deficit in half. but with less than 2:30 left in the opening period, Cayden Lindstrom would cash in on a rebound for his 14th of the year from Reid Andresen (Saskatoon, SK) and Hunter St. Martin (Edmonton, AB) to draw things even at 2-2.

Off to the middle frame where the Tigers would be the ultimate opportunist on their first power play of the night early in the second as Oasiz Wiesblatt would notch his second of the night and the Tigers took their first lead 3-2 at 2:46 from Tomas Mrsic (Surrey, BC) & Dru Krebs (Okotoks, AB).

That would be the only scoring from the 2nd as Tigers starting goaltender Evan May (Nanaimo, BC) & Harrison Meneghin would put on a goaltending clinic including a pair of saves from Meneghin robbing Gavin McKenna (Whitehorse, YK) from his first WHL goal in an affiliate game for the Tigers 1st overall pick in last years WHL Prospects Draft

Lethbridge would take a 28-25 shot advantage heading to the third despite trailing Medicine Hat 3-2.

In the third period, Evan May and Harrison Meneghin would continue to put on a show for the 2276 in attendance and neither would give an inch but the Tigers would finally put the game away as Tyler MacKenzie (Red Deer, AB) would get his 13th on the year into an empty Lethbridge net from Brayden Boehm (Nanaimo, BC) for the Tigers 20th win of the 2022-23 WHL Season.

Medicine Hat's record now stands at 20-21-7-1 and will now turn their attention to the Regina Pats in what's expected to be a complete sellout at Co-op Place. If you can find tickets they'll be available on if not you can catch the game live on Wild 94.5 starting with the pre-game show at 3:30.

A reminder to fans coming to the game that the Co-op Place doors will open at 2:30 and the City of Medicine Hat will be providing bussing from the Big Marble Go Centre and the Medicine Hat Mall.

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