I think this has happened a few years in a row now. Lethbridge has come to the Arena in exhibition and got their socks knocked off. Tigers led 5-1 at one point, the canes scored 3 straight goals to make it 5-4, but the Tigers pulled ahead.
Tigers had their big guns dressed at forward.
First look at Marek Langhamer. He entered the game midway through the second period. He stopped one real good chance then let in a couple quick goals.
My first impression of him was that he looked a bit raw. His goal stick is very short, and he likes to stay in his net.
Both goalies were solid out there.
I was pretty impressed with Kyle Becker. The first 2 Tigers goals were off his point shots that were deflected in the net. He is very calm and poised on the back-end, and does all the little things right. He ended the night with 4 assists and a +4 rating.
Type of player where the puck doesn't seem to follow him. He was tossed in the second period for a checking to the head major. I didn't see the hit, but its likely that a suspension will come off of it. Not a good start for him
Spenser Jensen and Matt Staples
I thought they had tough nights communicating with each other. They gave up some goals because of it.
Curtis Valk, Hunter Shinkaruk, Miles Koules
Combined for 12 points and a +13 rating.
We know what Valk and Shinkaruk can bring. Koules is kinda like a silent killer all a sudden he is in the slot rifling a shot on net.
Got into a tussle with Brady Ramsay of Lethbridge. I'd say it was a draw. it was a hugging match untill Lewington got his left free and threw a couple and lost his balance with Ramsay landing on top of him
Showed some patience with the puck along the boards and created a bit of space, I like to see that.