GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Warriors

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

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‘Canes vs. Warriors in 2013/14:
 1-2-1-0

‘Canes Record: 5-13-3-1
‘Canes Home Record: 2-5-2-1
‘Canes Road Record: 3-8-1-0

Warriors Record: 9-11-2-1
Warriors Home Record:
7-4-2-0
Warriors Road Record: 2-7-0-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (3G,13A, 16P) and Zane Jones (10G, 6A, 16P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Jack Rodewald (11G, 19A, 30P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the second of a three in three weekend tonight when they welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors to the ENMAX Centre. The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-1 loss a night ago to the Kootenay Ice. Zac Robidoux faced 47 shots in the game and played maybe his best game of the year despite surrendering four goals, one with just 3.4 second left in the game. The loss for the ‘Canes was their seventh straight.

Meanwhile, the Warriors are coming off 5-2 loss last night in Calgary against the Hitmen. Newcomer Jesse Shynkaruk tallied in the loss in his Moose Jaw debut. The Warriors currently hold down 8th in the East, the final Wild Card spot for the post-season.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Slumping Stars: While he chips in with assists here and there, it’s not good enough for Riley Sheen who is supposed to be the leader in the scoring department. He leads the club in points with 16 (tied with Zane Jones) but Sheen hasn’t scored a goal since October 10th in Kamloops – a span of 14 games. Meanwhile, Giorgio Estephan hasn’t scored lately either. His only goal of the year came 13 games ago against Victoria and he hasn’t had a point in nine games.

Winless in November: The ‘Canes need to dig deep and find a way to win. Good teams find a way to win, and the Hurricanes have struggled in recent weeks having posted a 0-4-2-0 record in November.

Moose Jaw Point of View

On Point: The Warriors first-year Captain Brayden Point is off to another terrific start this campaign. The Calgary native is coming off a season last year that saw him collect 91 points (36g-55a) in 72 games with the Warriors. The 18-year-old was drafted in the third round, 79th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Sawchenko Channeling Sawchuk: Terry Sawchuk was dubbed one of the greatest goaltenders in the world, ever. And while Zach Sawchenko might not be there yet, the 17-year-old netminder from Calgary is off to a pretty good start this season posting a 7-6-1-1 record and a 2.50 goals against with a .920 save percentage.

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