The Lethbridge Hurricanes were looking to become the first team to advance to the second round of the WHL playoffs, but the Red Deer Rebels avoided a four-game sweep as they kept their season alive with a 5-2 win on home ice.
In other games on Wednesday:
Regina 6 Swift Current 3 — Jake Leschyshyn (REG) 2 goals (Best of seven Eastern Conference series tied at 2)
Moose Jaw 2 Prince Albert 0 — Brody Willms (MJ) 32 saves (Moose Jaw leads best of seven Eastern Conference Series 3-1)
Brandon 5 Medicine Hat 2 — Dylan Miskiw (BDN) 38 saves (Best of seven Eastern Conference Series tied at 2)
Tri-Cities 5 Kelowna 3 — Morgan Geekie (TC) 2G,1A (Tri-Cities leads best of seven Western Conference series 3-0)
Portland 3 Spokane 1 — Cody Glass (PORT) 1G, 1A (Portland leads best of seven Western Conference series 2-1)