GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Rebels

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

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‘Canes vs. Rebels in 2014/15:
 0-2-0-0
Last Meeting: December 6th/2014 – 4-2 Rebels (in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 9-23-3-2
‘Canes Home Record: 4-9-2-2
‘Canes Road Record: 5-14-1-0

Rebels Record: 20-14-3-2
Rebels Home Record:
12-6-1-1
Rebels Road Record: 8-8-2-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Zane Jones (18G, 12A, 30P)
Rebels Leading Scorer: Riley Sheen (9G, 28A, 37P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kicked off 2015 the way they ended 2014, with a loss in an NHL building. The Hurricanes dropped a hard fought 3-2 loss at Rexall Place to the Edmonton Oil Kings last night.

The Hurricanes battled hard and got terrific goaltending from Stuart Skinner who stopped 40 of 43 shots he faced in the game. Taylor Cooper and Kord Pankewicz scored the Hurricanes goals in the loss. The loss for the ‘Canes was their third straight after winning three consecutive games.

Meanwhile, the Rebels are coming off their second straight loss last night, a 5-3 loss to the Kootenay Ice at the ENMAX Centrium in Red Deer. The Hurricanes and Rebels have met twice this season with Red Deer taking 4-1 and 4-2 losses.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

6-Games In a Row: Jaeger White, Jamal Watson and Taylor Cooper are three of the hottest players in the WHL right now. All three of them enter tonight’s game on a six game point streak.

Goals Against: The Hurricanes have been scoring more goals as of late, but have also been surrendering goals as well. The ‘Canes gave up 17 goals in two games early last week and if they want to be successful moving forward the need to limit the goals against, which also means limiting the scoring chances for the other teams.

Red Deer Point of View

Sheen Back Again: Former Hurricanes Riley Sheen has been enjoying much success since being traded to the Rebels for Devan Fafard and Brayden Burke. Sheen has collected a total of 14 points (6g-8a) in 11 games with Red Deer including an assist in his return to Lethbridge on December 6th.

Rebels Wheeling & Dealing: The Rebels might be done in advance of the upcoming WHL trade deadline on January 10th. The Rebels after acquiring Sheen from the Hurricanes have recently added a pair of defenseman, Colton Bobyk from Spokane and Nelson Nogier from Saskatoon as well as Austin Adamson from the Blades. All new additions make the Rebels dangerous now and could be in for a long playoff run.

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