GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Cougars

GameDayPreviewGame22-PrinceGeorgeThe Match Up

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

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‘Canes vs. Cougars in 2015/16: 0-1-0-0
Last Meeting: November 2nd/2015 (4-3 Cougars in Prince George)

‘Canes Record: 13-8-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015):
 20-44-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 8-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-7-0-0

Cougars Record: 10-9-1-0
Cougars Record (2014/2015): 31-36-2-3
Cougars Home Record: 
8-3-0-0
Cougars Road Record: 2-6-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (5G, 26A, 31P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015):
 Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
Cougars Leading Scorer: Jesse Gabrielle (14G, 6A, 20P)
Cougars Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Jansen Harkins (20G, 59A, 79P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue their longest home stand of the season as they welcome the Prince George Cougars at the ENMAX Centre tonight at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-3 win on Wednesday night over the Everett Silvertips that snapped a three game losing streak. Egor Babenko and Cory Millette each scored twice in the win while Jayden Sittler made 31 saves in the victory.

The ‘Canes have won seven straight home games entering into tonight’s game and are an impressive 8-1-0-0 at the ENMAX Centre – the best home record in the WHL. The ‘Canes currently sit second in the Central Division with a record of 13-8-0-0 on the year.

The Cougars enter tonight having dropped two straight games, both coming on the road, by a combined score of 12-1. Prince George dropped a 3-1 decision on Wednesday night at Scotiabank Saddledome to the Calgary Hitmen.

Tonight will be the final of two meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Cougars, Prince George took the first one on November 2nd by a score of 4-3 at the CN Centre.

“Canes Crush Cancer” month continues with the team raising awareness about Liver Cancer. Special edition t-shirts are available on the concourse for $20.00 with the proceeds going to the Canadian Cancer Society.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Home Ice Advantage: The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue to impress on home ice this season. After Wednesday’s 4-3 win over the Everett Silvertips the ‘Canes have now won seven consecutive games at the ENMAX Centre. The Hurricanes are an impressive 8-1-0-0 at home – tied for the most home wins in the WHL.

Euro Sharp Shooter: After two goals on Wednesday over Everett, first year import forward Egor Babenko now has 19 points (11g-8a) in 21 games. Babenko is on pace to score 65 points (37g-28a) over a 72 game schedule. The last import to score 30+ goals was Tomas Kopecky in 2001-2002 when he scored 34 goals.

Prince George Point of View

Cougars Bite: The Prince George Cougars make their lone appearance in Lethbridge this season. The Cougars knocked off the ‘Canes on November 2nd in PG. They enter play tonight sitting third in the BC Division with a record of 10-9-1-0 on the season, but have lost two straight.

Lethbridge Product: Cougars sophomore forward Kody McDonald, who hails from Lethbridge, will play his second ever WHL game at the ENMAX Centre. McDonald in 19 games this season has racked up five points (2g-3a). He scored his first ever WHL goal against the ‘Canes last October.

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