The point-scoring streak of Trey Fix-Wolansky becomes more impressive by the day, partly because he continues to add to it at such an incredible pace.
The 19-year-old Edmonton native and captain registered his eighth performance of three-or-more points this season with a goal and two assists to help guide the Edmonton Oil Kings (13-7-1-1) to a 6-4 win over the Lethbridge Hurricanes (8-6-2-2) in front of 3,428 fans at the ENMAX Centre on Monday night.
The Columbus Blue Jackets prospect now boasts 45 points (13G, 32A) in 22 games this season. He extended his current point-scoring streak to ten games, which includes seven goals and 20 assists for 27 points during that span.
The game also saw the point-streak of Brett Kemp continue, as he now has seven goals and five assists for 12 points in his last five games.
Quinn Benjafield also made an impact on the scoresheet, picking up a trio of helpers to give him points in each of his last three games (1G, 6A).
The win makes it three in a row for Edmonton, while they’ve also picked up points in nine straight games (8-0-1-0).
Dylan Myskiw (10-5-1-0) earned his tenth win of the season, turning aside 17 of 21 shots.
Reece Klassen (7-3-2-2) took the loss, surrendering six goals on 29 shots.
It took the Oil Kings just 14 seconds to open the game’s scoring, as Kemp fired home a one-timer on a sweet feed from Vince Loschiavo for his 15th of the season to make it 1-0, Edmonton. Fix-Wolansky earned the secondary assist.
The Hurricanes would tie things up, as Dylan Cozens wired a shot past Myskiw, from Noah Boyko, to make it 1-1 at 11:07.
Liam Keeler restored the one-goal lead for the Oil Kings, sailing a backhand shot past Klassen to make it 2-1, from Carter Souch and Benjafield, at 14:12 to wrap up first period scoring.
Shots on goal during the opening frame favoured Edmonton, 10-8.
The Hurricanes once again tied things up just 1:18 into the second period as Jordy Bellerive’s ninth of the season made it 2-2, from Igor Merezhko and Alex Cotton, before a pair of special teams markers came the Oil Kings way.
Short a man after taking a tripping penalty, Edmonton made the most of the man disadvantage regaining the lead, 3-2, on Fix-Wolansky’s 13th of the season, from Benjafield, at 7:19.
In the final minute of the period the Oil Kings took their first two-goal lead of the night, as Conner McDonald buried a Vladimir Alistrov shot to make it 4-2, with the second assist to Ethan Cap at 19:43 to round out second period scoring.
Shots on goal in the second period of play were 10-4, Edmonton for a two-period total of 20-12.
Less than a minute into the third period the Hurricanes clawed their way back to within one, as Zachary Cox tallied his fifth of the season, from Taylor Ross and Bellerive to make it a 4-3 game at the 53 second mark.
Fix-Wolansky’s third point of the night was his second assist, as he fed Loschiavo for his second goal in as many games with a highlight reel marker to make it 5-3 Edmonton, with Kemp earning the second assist at 9:39.
Cox’s second of the game once again brought the Hurricanes to within one, 5-4, with Calen Addison and Merezhko picking up the helpers at 11:16.
Jalen Luypen’s second goal of the season gave the Oil Kings the insurance they needed, to solidify the 6-4 final, from Benjafield and Kemp at 18:30.
Final shots on goal were 29-21, Edmonton.
Lethbridge was 0-for-3 on the power play while Edmonton finished the night going 1-for-3 with the man advantage and added a shorthanded goal.
Vince Loschaivo (EDM) (3), Zachary Cox (LET) (2), and Trey Fix-Wolansky (EDM) (1) were selected as the Three Stars of the Game.
Wyatt McLeod, Conner McDonald and Matthew Robertson each wore an “A” and skated as alternates to captain Trey Fix-Wolansky.
The Oil Kings and Hurricanes will meet again on Friday night, November 16 back at the ENMAX Centre for a 7:00 PM MT puck drop. They return to Rogers Place on November 17 when they host the Kelowna Rockets at Rogers Place at 7:00 PM MT for Wizards & Witches Night.
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