GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Ice

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

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‘Canes vs. ICE in 2014/15:
 1-4-1-0
Last Meeting: March 18th/2014 – 4-1 ICE (in Kootenay)

‘Canes Record: 20-41-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 10-18-3-3
‘Canes Road Record: 10-23-2-0

ICE Record: 36-29-1-3
ICE Home Record:
21-12-1-1
ICE Road Record: 15-17-0-2

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Tyler Wong (26G, 29A, 55P)
ICE Leading Scorer: Luke Philp (30G, 50A, 80P)

The Break DownThe Lethbridge Hurricanes play their second to last home game of the season tonight when they welcome the Kootenay Ice to town for the final time this year.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-1 loss on Sunday afternoon at Scotiabank Saddledome to the Calgary Hitmen. The defeat handed the Hurricanes their last fifth straight loss and held them without a win in the three-in-three weekend. Giorgio Estephan scored the lone ‘Canes goal in the loss while Stuart Skinner made 42 saves.

Tonight, the ‘Canes welcome the Ice who have won three straight games and have clinched a playoff spot. Kootenay beat Lethbridge last Tuesday in Cranbrook and are coming off a 4-2 win in Red Deer on Saturday night.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Second Last Home Game: Tonight will be the second to last opportunity to see the Hurricanes play at home this season as they will wrap up the regular season this weekend with a home-and-home with the Swift Current Broncos. ‘Canes last home game will be Friday night on Awards and Jersey’s off our back night.

Offensive Struggle: The Hurricanes have seemingly dried up offensively. The ‘Canes have only scored 19 goals in their last nine games having not eclipsed the four goal plateau since February 22nd. The Hurricanes over their last nine are averaging 2.11 goals per game. While it’s been a struggle to find the back of the net, they’ve been creating lots of chances, they need to start burying on them.

Kootenay Point of View

Ice Clinched: After a 3-13-0-0 start to the season without Sam Reinhart, the Kootenay Ice have secured their spot in the WHL post-season having clinched a playoff spot on the weekend. Since the return of Reinhart, the Ice have racked up a record of 33-16-1-3.

Final of 7: Tonight will be the seventh and final time this season the Ice and Hurricanes will lock heads. Kootenay has cleaned up against Lethbridge winning five of the first six meetings, the latest was a 4-1 setback for the ‘Canes last Tuesday. The only ‘Canes win came January 28th with they picked up a 6-3 win at home.

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