‘Canes vs. Wheat Kings in 2014/15: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: December 16th/2014 – 6-4 Hurricanes (in Moose Jaw)
‘Canes Record: 10-25-3-3
‘Canes Home Record: 5-11-2-3
‘Canes Road Record: 5-14-1-0
Warriors Record: 18-24-3-1
Warriors Home Record: 12-9-3-0
Warriors Road Record: 6-15-0-1
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (16G, 17A, 33P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Jack Rodewald (20G, 35A, 55P)
The Hurricanes wrap up a two game road trip tonight against the Moose Jaw Warriors. The Hurricanes dropped the first of the two games last night in Brandon falling 8-5 in a slug-fest.
The Hurricanes have now lost four straight on the road and three overall. The ‘Canes have been getting consistent offense from the Tyler Wong, Giorgio Estephan and Brayden Burke line as all three continued their point scoring streak last night as Wong had a goal, Burke an assist, and Estephan a goal and one helper.
While the ‘Canes are coming off a tough last night, the Warriors are as well. Moose Jaw dropped a 5-0 decision to the Swift Current Broncos last night. Both the Warriors and Hurricanes just have three wins in their last ten games.
Lethbridge Point of View
Family Reunion: Tonight will be the first time that brothers Jaeger White (Lethbridge), Torrin White and Connor Clouston (Moose Jaw) will all play in the same game in the WHL. Clouston, the step-brother of Torrin and Jaeger, was traded from Kamloops to Moose Jaw before the trade deadline.
Assist Streak: Hurricanes forward Brayden Burke is quickly showing his offensive upside and why he was the key part in the Red Deer, Riley Sheen trade. Burke, who is riding a five game point streak currently owns the WHL’s longest active assist streak at five games.
Moose Jaw Point of View
Former ‘Canes Reunited: The Warriors made a big trade before the trade deadline picking up Swedish forward Axel Blomqvist from the Victoria Royals. Blomqvist, a former ‘Cane, has been reunited with another former Hurricane Jaimen Yakubowski. In the games they’ve played against the ‘Canes this year, Yakubowski has two goals in two games while Blomqvist had two goals in the only meeting when he was still with Victoria.
Sawchenko All The Way: As many expected, the Warriors have decided to hang their hat on Zach Sawchenko as their undisputed number one goalie. In acquiring Blomqvist, the Warriors dealt away 19-year-old goalie Justin Paulic to the Royals. That trade subsequently saw the Royals trade Jayden Sittler to the Hurricanes.