CRANBROOK, B.C. - The Lethbridge Hurricanes got a huge boost from their power play Tuesday, scoring four goals with the man advantage in a 5-2 win over the Kootenay Ice in Western Hockey League playoff action.
Lethbridge took a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal with the win. Game 4 is Wednesday in Cranbrook.
Ice defenceman John Negrin opened the scoring with two seconds left in the first period on a power-play as his long wrist shot went through the goaltender's legs.
Lethbridge tied it early in the second period on a power-play as Zach Boychuk scored on a wrist shot high on the glove side.
Lethbridge made it 2-1 late in the second period on a power-play as Mitch Fadden was left alone in the slot and scored on a low wrist shot.
In the third period Craig Orfino made it 3-1 with a long slap shot hit the goalie and the post before crossing the goal-line.
Lethbridge added two 5-on-3 power-play goals from Nick Hotson and Dwight King.
The Ice ended the scoring on a power play with Kris Foucault's second of the series.
Kris Lazaruk was excellent in goal for Kootenay despite being shelled with 51 shots.
Juha Metsola faced just 13 shots for the win.