With just one game on the schedule in the 2018 Western Hockey League playoffs Tuesday, the Lethbridge Hurricanes stormed back in the Eastern Conference Championship series, winning Game Three by a 5-1 final and sweeping the evening’s edition of the WHL Three Stars in the process.
Leading the way was overage forward Brad Morrison, who tallied a hat trick and an assist for the four-point performance. Morrison scored the Hurricanes’ second, fourth and fifth goals of the game, with the last one going into an empty net. The last goal helped Morrison set a franchise record for the most goals in a single post-season by a Hurricanes’ player with his 15th goal of the 2018 WHL Playoffs. The Prince George, B.C. product continues to lead the scoring race in the WHL Playoffs with 34 points (15G-19A) in 13 games.
Earning second star honours for the evening was fellow forward Dylan Cozens, who scored the other two goals for the Hurricanes in the contest. Cozens’ opened the scoring and had the team’s first goal of a three-goal third. The Whitehorse, Yukon product now has 12 points (7G-5A) in 13 games during the 2018 WHL Playoffs. In 25 career WHL Playoffs games, Cozens now has 20 points (10G-10A).
Rounding out the top three performers for the Hurricanes Tuesday was 2018 NHL Draft prospect Calen Addison, who had a pair of assists. The Brandon, Man. product assisted on the Hurricanes’ first and second goals of the game, recording his fifth multi-point game of the 2018 WHL Playoffs. Addison’s performance Tuesday moved him into a tie for defensive scoring lead in the 2018 WHL Playoffs with 16 points (4G-12A).