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 2014/15:
 1-2-0-0
Last Meeting: January 17th/2015 – 5-0 Warriors (in Moose Jaw)

‘Canes Record: 15-32-3-3
‘Canes Home Record: 8-15-2-3
‘Canes Road Record: 7-17-1-0

Warriors Record: 21-28-3-1
Warriors Home Record:
14-11-3-0
Warriors Road Record: 7-17-0-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (22G, 23A, 45P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Jack Rodewald (24G, 39A, 63P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes look to get back in the win column after a 7-2 loss on Sunday to the Brandon Wheat Kings as they host the Moose Jaw Warriors tonight at the ENMAX Centre at 7pm.

Previous to the loss at home on Sunday, the ‘Canes had reeled off three straight wins over tough division opponents in the Medicine Hat Tigers and Edmonton Oil Kings last week. The ‘Canes have beaten the Warriors once in three meetings this season and tonight will be the final time the two will meet.

The Warriors currently sit 9th in the Eastern Conference and are nine points back of the Kootenay Ice for the final Wild Card spot. The Warriors are coming off a 3-2 loss to Spokane and haven’t played since Friday.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Weekend Success: Sunday aside, the Hurricanes proved that they can play with some good teams. Having knocked off the Tigers twice and the Oil Kings as well, if the ‘Canes play the way they did in those three games, success will become second nature.

Skinner Standout: The most important position in hockey is certainly goaltending, and 16-year-old Phenom Stuart Skinner has been lights out in his last three appearances. Picking up a record of 2-0 in those three appearances having relieved Jayden Sittler on Sunday, Skinner has stopped 131 of 138 shots he’s faced – a save percentage of .949 and a goals against average of 2.48.

Moose Jaw Point of View

Warriors Best Effort: Entering play tonight, the Warriors currently sit just eight points back of the 8th place Kootenay Ice for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference with a game in hand. You can be sure that Moose Jaw will bring their A-game.

Top Two: The Warriors top two scorers are lethal when they’re on the ice. Twenty-year-old Jack Rodewald and their Captain Brayden Point have again having strong seasons. Rodewald leads the team in scoring with 63 points, while Point sits second with 57 points in just 41 games (a full season pace of 100 points).

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