The Lethbridge Hurricanes let a 2-0 lead slip away, losing 4-3 to Red Deer to open the WHL playoffs.
The Red Deer Rebels drew first blood in their first round playoff series with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre. The Canes let a 2-0 lead slip away and fell 4-2 to the Rebels. Tyler Wong and Ryan Vandervlis scored the two goals for the Hurricanes. Red Deer out shot Lethbridge 33-27 on the game. The Canes went 0/6 on the power play. They Rebels finished the game 2/8. That was the difference in this one. Game Two of the series goes Sunday night in Lethbridge at 6:00 pm MDT. - Pat Siedlecki