GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Ice

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

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‘Canes vs. Ice in 2014/15:
 0-0-1-0
Last Meeting: November 1st /2014 – 2-1 in overtime for the ICE (in Kootenay)

‘Canes Record: 5-11-3-1
‘Canes Home Record: 2-4-2-1
‘Canes Road Record: 3-7-1-0

ICE Record: 7-13-0-0
ICE Home Record:
6-4-0-0
ICE Road Record: 1-9-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (3G,13A, 16P)
ICE Leading Scorer: Brett Pollock (8G, 11A, 19P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight after suffering their fifth straight loss last night in Red Deer against the Rebels by a 4-1 score. It was the third straight game that the ‘Canes played strong enough to win, but the final ten minutes of the game is where things unraveled.

The ‘Canes enter action having seem fifth place in the Central Division be overtaken by tonight’s opponent, the Kootenay Ice. While the ‘Canes have lost five straight games, the Ice have won four consecutive contests. Both streaks began with a 6-5 overtime win by Kootenay November 1st in Cranbrook.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Slumping Offense: While the top line got in on the action last night as Watson, Sheen and Jones combined for their lone goal, the Hurricanes who had scored 17 goals in four games have since scored one goal in two games.

Robidoux Robbery: With Stuart Skinner injured, the Hurricanes will need to once again rely on Zac Robidoux to be at his very best. In three straight games, Robidoux has not allowed a goal in the first forty minutes of the game, it’s just the third period that he and the team need to work on.

Kootenay Point of View

Sam I Am: The second overall pick in this past year’s NHL Entry Draft Sam Reinhart has returned to the Kootenay Ice after playing nine games in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres. In just three games since returning, Reinhart has picked up seven points.

Rolling Along: The 6-5 overtime win two weeks ago against the Hurricanes that snapped a seven game losing streak has seemed to sent the Ice in a strong direction having won four straight games. And they score A LOT of goals. The Ice have found the net 20 times in four games.

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