Kyle Beach had another strong game for his new team - and this time, it led to a victory.
Beach scored twice, including the game winner late in the second period, as the Lethbridge Hurricanes earned a 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors in WHL action Tuesday.
The win ended a nine-game winless streak for the Hurricanes (21-21-1-2), while giving them their first victory of 2009. Lethbridge hadn't won since beating the Regina Pats on Dec. 16 - ending a stretch in which the Hurricanes had won 11 of their previous 14 games.
Beach has done exactly what the Hurricanes hoped he would when they acquired him from the Everett Silvertips in a deal made just before the WHL trade deadline. A first-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2008, Beach now has four goals and an assist in three games with Lethbridge.
In other WHL action Tuesday, it was: Saskatoon 5 Regina 4; Vancouver 6 Medicine Hat 2; and Tri-City 5 Chilliwack 1.
At Moose Jaw, Sask., Beach's first goal put the Hurricanes up 3-1 at 17:25 of the second period, and came shortly after Hurricanes netminder Michael Tadjdeh preserved the one-goal lead by stopping Moose Jaw's Jason Bast on a penalty shot. Tadjdeh made 26 saves in the victory.
Carter Bancks, Colton Sceviour, Austin Fyten and Garrett Taylor added singles for the Hurricanes, who won despite being outshot 28-23 in the game.
Thomas Frazee and Martin Filo replied for the Warriors (14-28-1-1), who are winless in four. With the six goals against, Moose Jaw has now surrendered a league-high 204.
Deven Dubyk stopped 17 shots in defeat.
Blades 5 Pats 4
At Regina, Gaelan Patterson had the game winner in the Pats' win over Saskatoon.
Jyri Niemi, Derek Hulak, Walter Wintoneak and Adam Chorneyko added singles as Regina (21-21-1-4) won its second straight game.
Victor Bartley and Jordan Weal each scored twice for the Blades (28-12-3-1).
Giants 6 Tigers 2
At Medicine Hat, Alta., Casey Pierro-Zabotel had four goals as Vancouver routed the Tigers.
Mikhail Fisenko and Jonathon Blum also scored for the Giants (35-3-0-3).
Colton Grant and Jace Coyle replied for Medicine Hat (24-15-3-3).
Americans 5 Bruins 1
At Chilliwack, B.C., Taylor Procyshen's 25th goal of the season led Tri-City past the Bruins.
Mitch Fadden, Johnny Lazo, Brett Plouffe and Justin Feser had singles for the Americans (30-11-0-2), who have won three in a row.
Jesse Craige had the lone goal for Chilliwack (12-28-4-3), losers of four straight.