Oil Kings chase the crown into 2nd round playoffs with win over Hurricanes

The Edmonton Oil Kings advance to second round of WHL playoffs after a win against the Lethbridge Hurricanes on April 28, 2022. Courtesy: Erica Perreaux, Lethbridge Hurricanes

Dylan Guenther scored and assisted as the Edmonton Oil Kings reached the second round of the WHL playoffs after completing their series sweep of the Lethbridge Hurricanes with a 6-4 victory Thursday.

Guenther was one of six different Edmonton skaters to score in the game as the Oil Kings overwhelmed the Hurricanes, outshooting them 47-17.

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Bryan Thomson made 41 saves in the Lethbridge defeat and Yegor Klavdiev and Jett Jones each recorded two assists for the Hurricanes.

Edmonton winger Jake Neighbours notched two assists himself.

The loss for the Lethbridge club means they’re ousted from the playoffs. It’s the first time since 2009 that the Hurricanes have been swept in a post-season series.

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The Oil Kings will face off against the winner of the Red Deer Rebels-Brandon Wheat Kings series. Those two teams are all knotted up at 2-2.

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