GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Warriors

GameDayPreviewGame18-MooseJawThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Moose Jaw Warriors
Where: Mosaic Place
When: 6:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Warriors in 2014/15: 2-2-0-0
Last Meeting: February 11th/2015 (6-3 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 12-5-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015):
 20-44-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 7-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-4-0-0

Warriors Record: 4-12-2-0
Warriors Record (2014/2015): 32-35-4-1
Warriors Home Record:
3-5-2-0
Warriors Road Record: 1-7-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (5G, 24A, 29P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015):
 Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Brayden Point (16G, 23A, 39P)
Warriors Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Brayden Point (38G, 49A, 87P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a three-game road trip tonight when they make their first of two visits this season to Moose Jaw to take on the Warriors at Mosaic Place at 6:00pm MT.

The Hurricanes are coming off back-to-back home wins last weekend over Seattle and Kootenay to improve to 12-5-0-0 on the season. The Hurricanes will look to snap a three-game road losing streak after they dropped the final three of a six game trip through the BC Division.

The Warriors are off to a strong start to the season, but have begun to stumble as of late. Moose Jaw enters action tonight with a record of 10-5-2-1 on the season but have posted a 5-4-1-0 record in their last ten games but the Warriors have won two straight games after dispatching the Prince Albert Raiders 6-4 last Saturday.

It’s the first of four meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Warriors; the teams split the season series a year ago with both teams winning one game at home and one on the road.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

CHL Top 10: For the first time in over seven years the Hurricanes find themselves in the latest edition of the BMO CHL Top 10 Rankings drawing in at 10th place. The ‘Canes found themselves as an Honourable Mention earlier in the season.

On The Road Again: After a two game pit stop at home, the Hurricanes find themselves back out on the road. The ‘Canes have been on the road a lot lately as they are currently in a stretch where they play 10 out of 13 games away from home. The Hurricanes have posted a 5-4-0-0 road record this season.

Moose Jaw Point of View

On Point: The Warrior Captain Brayden Point is living up to his sir-name. Point leads the WHL in points with 39 in 16 games coming into action tonight. The Lightning draft pick had 87 points last year and 91 the year before that. He is on pace to shatter those numbers as he is on pace to score 170 points as he is averaging 2.44 points per game.

What a Trade: At the start of the season Moose Jaw acquired forward Dryden Hunt from the Medicine Hat Tigers for a second and a third round draft pick and it has paid off in spades. The overage forward has 33 points this year and makes the second half of the most dangerous tandem in the WHL.

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