Men’s Hockey call Slemon Park home for game versus Red Wings
November 26, 2013
The Holland Hurricanes played a special home game out of the Slemon Park campus in Summerside on Saturday against the Western Red Wings. Heading into the IJHL regular season game the Hurricanes sat at 3-8-2 and had lost their previous seven games while the Red Wings sat just one point behind the Hurricanes in fifth place.
Aaron Arsenault got the start in goal for the Hurricanes while Chris Gallant was between the pipes for the Red Wings.
The Hurricanes Blake Ozon put the Hurricanes up 1-0 at 4:24 of the period with assists going to Alex Seyforth and Jonny Richards. The Red Wings Fidan Feta would respond at 8:40 (assist to Benji Gaudet) tying the game at 1-1. Before the period would end Jonny Richards would score at 9:35 with assists to Dalton MacDonald and Curtis Hall followed by a Red Wings goal at 12:06 by Ryan McNeill to tie the game at 2-2 after the first twenty minutes.
The second period was all Red Wings with goals coming from Colton Gallant at 1:03 and Jeremy Balderston at 6:41 to give them the 4-2 lead after two periods.
The third period seen ‘Canes leading scorer Patrick Cummiskey score at 3:58 on the powerplay go cut the lead to just one goal. The ‘Canes continued the comeback when Curtis Hall scored his second of the year at 12:27 on the power play. Jonny Richards was credited with the assist on the goal.
The Hurricanes continued to push when Jonny Richards scored his second of the game to put them up 5-4 at 13:17, assisted by Alex Seyforth and Will Connolly.
With 4:38 remaining in the game the Red Wings Jeremy Balderston would score to tie the game and 1:16 later Willie Gaudet would score to put Western ahead 6-5.
The Hurricanes were unable to respond. The Red Wings outshot the Hurricanes 50-49.
The Hurricanes dropped to 3-9-2 on the season while the Red Wings improved to 4-7-1.
On Monday the Hurricanes and Red Wings completed a trade that seen the Hurricanes acquire defencemen JP Provencher (95) and Dan Gallant (94) in exchange for forward Curtis Martell (95) and their first round draft pick in the 2014 entry draft.
Provencher from Rouyn-Norando, Quebec stands at 6’7” and attended last year’s Halifax Mooseheads training camp after being drafted into the QMJHL; he is a skilled defenceman while Gallant brings a rugged style to the Hurricanes blueline.
Head coach Ryan Maxwell had this to say about the trade.
“These two new additions really bring a different element and have rounded out our defensive unit. Although Curtis Martell was a solid offensive player for us we felt it was a good deal to make in order to bring some depth to the defensive position.”
The Hurricanes are in action next on Saturday night when they host the Montague Maniacs at the Simmons Sport Centre at 8:15 pm before visiting the Western Red Wings on Sunday in Evangeline at 7 pm.
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