GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Blades

GameDayPreviewGame23-SaskatoonThe Match Up

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

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‘Canes vs. Cougars in 2014/15: 4-0-0-0
Last Meeting: March 6th/2015 (2-1 Hurricanes in Saskatoon)

‘Canes Record: 13-9-0-0
‘Canes Record (2014/2015):
 20-44-5-3
‘Canes Home Record: 8-2-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-7-0-0

Blades Record: 9-8-3-0
Blades Record (2014/2015): 19-49-2-2
Blades Home Record: 
3-6-2-0
Blades Road Record: 6-2-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (5G, 26A, 31P)
‘Canes Leading Scorer (2014/2015):
 Tyler Wong (27G, 29A, 56P)
Blades Leading Scorer: Cameron Hebig (10G, 13A, 23P)
Blades Leading Scorer (2014/2015): Brett Stovin (29G, 21A, 50P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes look to get back in the win column tonight as they welcome the Saskatoon Blades at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Prince George Cougars last night that saw the end of their seven game home winning streak. The ‘Canes had a plethora of scoring chances in the game but couldn’t solve Nick McBride in the Prince George net. Brett Davis scored his first WHL goal in the loss while Justin Gutierrez added the other.

The Blades are coming off a 6-1 loss last night in Red Deer to the Rebels. The Blades enter tonight’s game with a 5-5-0-0 record in their last ten games and currently hold down the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.

The Hurricanes won all four games last year against the Blades sweeping the season series.

“Canes Crush Cancer” month continues with the team raising awareness about Skin 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

Top Line Magic: Heading into the weekend, the trio of Tyler Wong, Giorgio Estephan and Brayden Burke have been superb. Since the coaching change in December of last season, the trio has combined for 77 goals and 197 points. Wong (59GP: 34G-61P), Burke (61GP: 13G-65P) and Estephan (62GP: 30G-71P).

Success Versus Saskatoon: During the 2014-2015 season the Hurricanes swept the season series against the Blades winning all four games in regulation. The ‘Canes outscored the Blades 18-7 in the four games. Giorgio Estephan led all Hurricane scorers in the season series with six points (4g-2a) in four games.

Saskatoon Point of View

Blades Not Dull: Much like the Hurricanes, after a handful of years of struggles, the Saskatoon Blades are competing for a playoff spot this season. The Blades enter tonight above five-hundred on the season. Over the last two seasons, the Blades have posted a record of 35-100-6-9. They are on pace to record 34 victories this year.

He-Be-The-Guy: Cameron Hebig leads the Blades in scoring this season. Heading into the weekend, the third year forward had racked up 23 points (10g-13a) in 19 games. After scoring 66 points in his first two years combined, Hebig is on pace for 87 points this season.

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