‘Canes vs. Rebels in 2015/16: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: September 26th/2015 (5-3 Tigers in Medicine Hat)
‘Canes Record: 3-2-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015): 20-44-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 2-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 1-1-0-0
Tigers Record: 2-2-1-0
Tigers Record (2014/2015): 45-23-2-2
Tigers Home Record: 1-1-0-0
Tigers Road Record: 1-1-1-0
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (2G, 8A, 10P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
Tigers Leading Scorer: Cole Sanford (3G, 6A, 9P)
Tigers Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Trevor Cox (29G, 80A, 109P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes play host to the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.
It is already the third meeting of the season between the two teams who split the opening weekend. The Hurricanes won the season opener 5-1 in Lethbridge on September 25th before the Tigers returned the favour winning their home opener 5-3 the very next night.
This is just the sixth game of the season for both the teams. The ‘Canes enter with a record of 3-2-0-0 while the Tigers enter with a 2-2-1-0 record on the early season.
Heading into the game tonight, the Hurricanes boast the fourth best power play in the WHL, the top goal scorer in Tyler Wong (7), the top assist getter in Brayden Burke (8) and Jayden Sittler who sits both top-5 in goals against average (1.65) and save percentage (.940).
Tonight is the third of seven meetings on the season, they won’t meet again until after the Christmas break. Game time is 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm – be sure to get there early as the Hurricanes will be celebrating the WHL’s 50th Season and will have a short pre-game ceremony.
Tickets are still available by calling (403) 329-SEAT.
Lethbridge Point of View
Captain Clutch: The Hurricanes Captain is off to his best start of his career, we know that by now, but Tyler Wong is currently sitting first place in goal scoring in the entire WHL with seven goals through five games. Wong has scored two goals in every home game this season.
Power Play Magic: It helps having the league’s top goal scorer and the league’s top assist guy, but the Hurricanes power play is current fourth best in the WHL. The ‘Canes have scored nine power play goals already, they only had 42 all of last season, and are chiming along at a 32.1% clip.
Medicine Hat Point of View
Tigers Tamed: The Hurricanes have won three out of the last four regular season meetings against the Medicine Hat Tigers dating back to last year. The only loss was the 5-3 loss at Canalta Centre in the second game of the year, and we’ll give the ‘Canes a pass because they were the better team for 45 minutes of that game – and there was a ridiculous 45-minute pre-game ceremony.
Searching For a No. 1?: Okay, so yes, Nick Schneider signed an entry-level contract with the NHL’s Calgary Flames, but it has NOT been a start to the season to write home about for the Leduc product. The new starting goalie for the Tigers has posted a 2-2-0-0 record to start the year with a GAA of 3.99 and a SV% of a dismal .862.