GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Wheat Kings

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Who: Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. Brandon Wheat Kings
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7pm puck drop, pregame at 6:45pm
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Wheat Kings in 2013/14: 1-3-0-0
Last Meeting: February 26th/2014 – 6-2 Brandon (in Brandon)

‘Canes Record: 5-9-0-1
‘Canes Home Record: 2-3-0-1
‘Canes Road Record: 3-6-0-0

Wheat Kings Record: 12-3-1-0
Wheat Kings Home Record:
5-0-1-0
Wheat Kings Road Record: 7-3-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (3G,11A, 14P)
Raiders Leading Scorer: Rihards Bukarts (8G, 15A, 23P)

The Break DownThe Lethbridge Hurricanes look to keep the #CaneTrain rolling tonight as they get set to host the Brandon Wheat Kings. The Hurricanes have won four out of their last five games, most recently a 5-2 win on Wednesday night against the Prince Albert Raiders at the ENMAX Centre.

The ‘Canes are sitting fifth in the WHL’s Central Division just two points back of the Red Deer Rebels for fourth and just four back of the Calgary Hitmen for third in the division. The Hurricanes are two points back of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, as currently the Moose Jaw Warriors hold down eighth.

The Wheat Kings are enjoying life on the road right now. Today is their 13th day away and have traveled over 4,500 kilometres on their current trip. The Wheaties are coming off a 5-2 win on Wednesday over the Vancouver Giants. Brandon leads the Eastern Conference with a 12-3-1-0 record and have won four out of five on their current seven game road trip.

What To WatchLethbridge Point of View

Folk-Wong-Lindgren: The Hurricanes second line that has been playing like a first line is red hot. The Trio of Carter Folk, Tyler Wong, and Ryley Lindgren are coming off a combined eight point effort on Wednesday versus Prince Albert.

Robidoux-or-Robidon’t: On Wednesday, he Robidid! Zac Robidoux was very strong in Wednesday’s win over the Raiders picking up his first win as a Hurricane. The Hurricanes will need Robidoux at his best tonight.

Brandon Point of View

Once Friend, Now Foe: The Wheat Kings feature a number of former Hurricanes. Ryan Pilon who was traded last year. It will also be the first game back for Reid Duke and Macoy Erkamps after being shipped out of town last month.

High Octane Offense: The Wheat Kings boast the highest scoring team in the WHL having scored 83 goals entering action tonight, that’s an average of 5.19 per game. Brandon has ten players at or near a point per game this season.

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