GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Ice

GameDayPreviewGame17-KootenayThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Kootenay Ice
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live


‘Canes vs. ICE in 2015/16: 1-0-0-0
Last Meeting: October 3rd/2015 (5-1 Hurricanes in Kootenay)

‘Canes Record: 11-5-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015):
‘Canes Home Record: 6-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-4-0-0

ICE Record: 4-12-2-0
ICE Record (2014/2015): 37-31-1-3
ICE Home Record:
ICE Road Record: 1-7-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (5G, 23A, 28P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015):
 Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
ICE Leading Scorer: Luke Philp (11G, 15A, 26P)
ICE Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Luke Philp (30G, 52A, 82P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes get back on the horse as they welcome the Kootenay Ice at the ENMAX Centre tonight at 7:00pm.

The ‘Canes snapped a three-game losing streak last night in front of close to 4,000 fans as they beat Jamal Watson and the Seattle Thunderbirds by a 5-2 score. Ryley Lindgren scored a goal and one assist and was one of five players with multi-point efforts.

Tonight will be the final of a brief two-game home stand before the ‘Canes hit the road for their first three-in-three road trip next week as they head East. The ‘Canes have an impressive 6-1-0-0 record on home ice this season.

Kootenay is coming off a 4-3 overtime win last night in Cranbrook over the Medicine Hat Tigers for just their fourth win over the season. Despite the 4-12-2-0 start to the year, the Ice have posted a record of 3-5-2-0 in their last ten games.

It’s the second of seven meetings of the season between the ‘Canes and Ice, Lethbridge won 5-1 back on October 3rd in Cranbrook. Tickets are still available by calling (403) 329-SEAT!

“Canes Crush Cancer” month continues with the Hurricanes raising awareness of Lung Cancer; special “Canes Crush Cancer” t-shirts will be on sale for $25.00 – all proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society. It will also be “Heroes Night” as the ‘Canes will be honouring the military and first responders.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Heroes Night: The Hurricanes will celebrate all heroes as all Military and First Responders personnel (RCMP, Lethbridge Regional Police, Fire Department/EMS, Alberta Sheriff Department) can purchase a ticket to the game for themselves and family members for just $10.00 at the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre. **must show military or first responders credential**

Special Teams: The Hurricanes power play has been special so far this season. After finishing with the worst power play in the entire WHL a season ago with a low 15.2 percent rate, the ‘Canes PP has been outstanding this season sitting at the top of the WHL.

Kootenay Point of View

Troubled Ice: The Kootenay Ice have made the playoffs for 18 consecutive years, but they will have some work to do if they want to make it 19. The Ice are off to a dismal start sitting with a record of 3-12-2-0 on the season and last spot in the entire WHL heading into the weekend.

Philp Leading the Way: The reigning leading scorer for the Kootenay Ice from a year ago is Luke Philp who chalked up 82 points (30g-52a) in 71 games. So far this season, the overage forward has picked up where he left off. In 17 games this season prior to the weekend, Philp has racked up 24 points (10g-14a) and is on pace to shatter his previous career high.


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