GAME DAY: ‘Canes @ Rebels

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

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‘Canes vs. Rebels in 2014/15:
 0-3-0-1
Last Meeting: January 17th/2015 – 5-3 Rebels (in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 16-32-3-3
‘Canes Home Record: 9-15-2-3
‘Canes Road Record: 7-17-1-0

Rebels  Record: 28-17-3-5
Rebels Home Record:
15-7-1-4
Rebels Road Record: 13-10-2-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (22G, 23A, 45P)
Rebels Leading Scorer: Connor Gay (22G, 32A, 54P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes look for their second straight and win fifth in six games as they travel to Red Deer to take on the Rebels tonight at the ENMAX Centrium.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 6-3 win on Wednesday night over the Moose Jaw Warriors at the ENMAX Centre. The game saw Jamal Watson score twice, while add one assist in the game. The pair of tallies for the Captain propels him to the 20-goal mark for the second time in his career.

The Rebels currently sits 5th in the Eastern Conference and third in the Central Division. Despite posting a 4-3-0-3 record in their last ten games, the Rebels have dropped their last two contests.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Skinner Snubbed: After a ridiculous game on Wednesday against the Moose Jaw Warriors that saw Stuart Skinner make four outstanding saves, the 16-year-old goaltender was robbed after not making the WHL Top 10 Plays of the Week. A betting man will say that Jayden Sittler will start tonight, but you can bet that when Skinner gets back in he’ll be hungry to go.

Above .500: Having won four of their last five games, the Hurricanes are now above five-hundred in their last ten games having posted a record of 6-4. The ‘Canes have knocked off some good teams in that span, having beaten the Edmonton Oil Kings, Moose Jaw Warriors and the Medicine Hat Tigers twice. Tonight is no exception, Red Deer has been very good since October.

Red Deer Point of View

Depth Up Front: A deadline deal that saw Brent Sutter make a big trade acquiring sniper Connor Gay from the Regina Pats has really solidified they top two lines. Gay, along with Riley Sheen, Conner Bleackley, and Wyatt Johnson are all over the 40-point mark

Sheen vs. Burke: Tonight will be the return of Brayden Burke and Devan Fafard to Red Deer after a December trade that saw them shipped to Lethbridge in exchange for overage forward Riley Sheen. Since the trade, Burke has put up 22 points in 23 games in a Hurricanes uniform as the 17-year-old has former some chemistry with Giorgio Estephan and Tyler Wong. While Sheen, the 20-year-old, has collected 28 points in 25 games with Red Deer. Least to say, both teams have won this trade for the exact reasons they executed the deal.

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