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Hurricanes stage third period comeback to defeat Hitmen 6-4

Calgary in action against the Lethbridge Hurricanes Friday night (Photo: Twitter@WHLHitmen) Calgary in action against the Lethbridge Hurricanes Friday night (Photo: Twitter@WHLHitmen)

The Hurricanes only led at the end Friday, as they defeated the Calgary Hitmen 6-4 in a game played at a packed Enmax Centre in Lethbridge.

Tyson Laventure, Logan McCutcheon, Cole Shepard, Trae Wilke, Brayden Edwards and Jett Jones scored for the Hurricanes, who overcame deficits of 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 before taking over the game in the third, as a St. Patrick's Day crowd of 5,249 cheered them on.

Riley Fiddler-Schultz, Maxim Muranov, Matteo Danis and London Hoilett scored for the Hitmen.

Lethbridge outshot the Hitmen 32-30.

That was the bad news. The good news was that the two teams chasing the Hitmen for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, Brandon and Swift Current both lost too.

The Wheat Kings lost 4-3 to Prince Albert and Swift Current lost 2-0 to Red Deer.

As a result, the Hitmen still lead both teams by two points.

Lethbridge has already clinched a playoff spot. Next up for the Hurricanes is a Saturday night tilt against the Oil Kings at Rogers Place in Edmonton.

Next up for the Hitmen is a Saturday Night game against Medicine Hat, before returning to the Saddledome to take on the Tigers at 4 p.m. Top Stories

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