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Sam Mckechnie scores twice as Hurricanes thump Oil Kings 6-2 in WHL action

Thursday, 12.06.2012 / 12:14 AM / News

The Canadian Press

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Sam Mckechnie scores twice as Hurricanes thump Oil Kings 6-2 in WHL action

LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Sam Mckechnie scored twice and Ty Rimmer made 33 saves Wednesday as the Lethbridge Hurricanes thumped the Edmonton Oil Kings 6-2 in the Western Hockey League.

Russell Maxwell, Jamal Watson, Jay Merkley and Giorgio Estephan also scored for Lethbridge (15-14-4), while Jaimen Yakubowski picked up two assists.

Curtis Lazar had both goals for Edmonton (18-6-5). Stephane Legault had two assists.

Laurent Brossoit allowed four goals on 20 shots before being replaced by Tristan Jarry midway through the second. The Edmonton backup stopped 8-of-10 shots the rest of the way.

The Hurricanes finished 2-for-5 on the power play, while the Oil Kings were scoreless on five chances.

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It's about enjoying the moment. It's pretty cool to get that many people together and that excited about hockey to the point they really want you to mess up. They've got a ton of red jerseys and you have to sit back and appreciate people love hockey that much and you are the one out there who gets to play the game. Just try and stick with that respect for the game and also the mentality that for me it's just about entering the fight and seeing how long I can stay in it.

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