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Jaimen Yakubowski leads Lethbridge Hurricanes to 5-3 win over Calgary Hitmen @NHLdotcom

CALGARY - Jaimen Yakubowski had a goal and an assist to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes to a 5-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen in Western Hockey League action Wednesday.

Russell Maxwell, Graham Hood, Sam McKechnie and Jamal Watson also scored for the Hurricanes (28-41-1), who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Victor Rask and Trevor Cheek scored for the Hitmen (42-25-3), whose winning streak was snapped at three games.

Lethbridge goalie Damien Ketlo stopped 37-of-39 shots he faced to backstop the Hurricanes to the upset victory.

While the Hitmen are currently in fourth spot in the Eastern Conference and have already clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs, the Hurricanes sit 11th and have already been eliminated from post-season contention.

Chris Driedger started in net for Calgary and made 12 saves before being replaced by Brandon Glover after Lethbridge?s fourth goal of the game in the second period. Glover stopped 11-of-12 shots he faced in a relief appearance.

The Hurricanes went 1-for-5 with the man advantage, while killing off all three power-play opportunities awarded to the Hitmen.

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