GAME DAY: ‘Canes @ Ice

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Who: 
Lethbridge Hurricanes @ Kootenay Ice
Where: Western Financial Place
When: 7pm puck drop, pregame at 6:45pm
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Ice in 2014/15:
 0-1-1-0
Last Meeting: November 15th /2014 – 4-2 for the ICE (in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 5-12-3-1
‘Canes Home Record: 2-5-2-1
‘Canes Road Record: 3-7-1-0

ICE Record: 8-14-0-0
ICE Home Record:
6-5-0-0
ICE Road Record: 2-9-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (3G,13A, 16P) and Zane Jones (10G, 6A, 16P)
ICE Leading Scorer: Luke Philp (9G, 11A, 20P) and Jaedon Descheneau (10G, 10A, 20P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a very busy stretch tonight when they travel to Cranbrook to take on the Kootenay Ice. The ‘Canes will play their second three-in-three weekend as they will host Moose Jaw tomorrow and Prince Albert on Sunday. It will also mark the first of six games in a nine day stretch.

The Hurricanes are 0-1-1-0 against the Ice this season having lost 6-5 in overtime on November 1st in Cranbrook and again 4-2 last Saturday at home. This will mark the third game in the last six that the ‘Canes will take on Kootenay.

While the ‘Canes are win-less in the month of November (0-3-2-0), the Ice are playing terrific this month with their only blemish, a 7-3 loss on Wednesday to the Central-leading Medicine Hat Tigers. The Ice are 5-1-0-0 in November.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Central Scouting: Three Hurricanes have been listed on the latest installment of the NHL’s Central Scouting Players to Watch List. In their previous issue, Giorgio Estephan was the lone Hurricane noted, however, Kade Jensen and Andrew Nielsen have both been mentioned. All three ‘Canes are “C” level skaters.

Robidoux’s Net: Tonight will be the eighth straight start for Zac Robidoux who has posted a 1-3-3-0 record in the previous seven games without Stuart Skinner. In those seven starts, Robidoux has allowed 29 goals on 260 shots (the least amount of shots in a game he’s faced was 33 in the lone win against Prince Albert). Robidoux in the seven games has a 4.14 goals against average and a .888 save percentage.

Kootenay Point of View

“Reinhart” and Soul: The second overall pick in this past year’s NHL Entry Draft Sam Reinhart has not missed a beat since returning to the Kootenay Ice’s line up. The Buffalo draft pick has collected 13 points (4g-9a) in just five games since returning. That equivalents of 61.9 percent of Kootenay’s goals since he returned to the line up.

Offense, Not a Problem: The Ice have had no issues scoring goals in the month of November, it helps having Reinhart back, but in their six games this month the Ice have found the back of the net 27 times, an average of 4.50 goals per game. They average 4.80 in their five victories. While goals production haven’t been an issue, goal prevention has been. In the six games this month, they’ve allowed 4.17 goals per game – 3.60 in their five wins.

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