EDMONTON - Tomas Vincour had two goals, including the winner, as the Edmonton Oil Kings beat Lethbridge 6-3 Wednesday and handed the Hurricanes their first Western Hockey League regulation loss in 15 games.
Vincour scored the game-winner at 4:14 of the third period when he slipped the puck through Micheal Maniago's legs to give Edmonton (10-12-1-3) a 4-1 lead. Lethbridge had a record of 13-0-0-1 in its last 14 games entering Wednesday's action.
Zach Boychuk opened scoring in the first on a 4-on-3 power play for Lethbridge (17-8-1-1). Mitch Fadden's assist was his 36th point of the season to help him keep control of third place on the WHL scoring race.
Karey Pieper worked the puck down low and backhanded a pass in front to Brendan Dowd who put it over Maniago's shoulder to tie the game at one apiece.
The Oil Kings would take the 2-1 lead on a two-man advantage from a Vincour point blast that beat Maniago through the legs at the 6:33 mark of the second.
Edmonton scored 17 seconds into the third as J.P. Szaszkiewicz's shot deflected off a Lethbridge defender and both posts into the net to give them a 3-1 lead.
Figren added Edmonton's fifth with a wrister. Lethbridge responded short-handed to bring them within three but the Oil Kings countered on the same power play to restore the four goal lead to 6-2. Dwight King would give the Hurricanes a third goal with 1:03 remaining.
Archibald stopped 26 shots for Edmonton. Maniago saved 16 for Lethbridge, while Juha Metsola stopped seven in relief.