GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Pats

GameDayPreviewGame31-ReginaThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Regina Pats
Where: Brandt Centre
When: 6:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live


‘Canes vs. Pats in 2015/16: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: November 15th/2015 (5-3 Pats in Regina)

‘Canes Record: 20-10-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 13-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 7-7-0-0

Pats Record: 14-13-2-1
Pats Home Record: 
Pats Road Record: 8-7-1-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (7G, 36A, 43P)
Pats Leading Scorer: Adam Brooks (14G, 24A, 38P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue a six game pre-Christmas road trip tonight when they visit the Regina Pats at the Brandt Centre at 6:00pm Mountain Time.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-3 win last night in Brandon over the Wheat Kings. It was the ‘Canes first victory in Manitoba since November 9th, 2012. Tyler Wong and Brayden Burke each had a goal and two assists while Giorgio Estephan scored twice including the game winner. Stuart Skinner improved to 11-5-0-0 on the season as he made 40 saves in the win.

The Pats are coming off a 4-3 loss last night to the hands of the Kelowna Rockets at the Brandt Centre. Regina outshot the Rockets 35-18 in the contest. Former Hurricane, Taylor Cooper, scored the Pats Teddy Bear Toss goal last night in the loss; it’s the second year in a row that Cooper has scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal after he scored it for the Hurricanes last year.

Tonight will be the third of four meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Pats. The teams have split the previous two meetings with the home team winning on both occasions.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Top 10, Again: For the second time this season, the Hurricanes have cracked the CHL’s BMO Top 10 rankings for Week 12 as they came in at #10. The ‘Canes were also listed as #10 on the Week 8 rankings and was named an Honourable Mention in the Week 6 edition of the Top 10.

On The Road Again: The Hurricanes kicked off a six-game pre-Christmas road trip on Friday night with a big 5-3 win in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. The Hurricanes will make stops in Brandon, Regina, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Edmonton and Red Deer before the break.

Regina Point of View

Brooks Leading the Way: Last year forward Adam Brooks led the Pats in scoring with 62 points (30g-32a) in 64 games. This year, Brooks is back at it. The 19-year-old forward has racked up 38 points (14g-24a) this season. He is one of just two players on the Pats with 30 or more points, Sam Steel is the other.

Home Team the Edge: Tonight is the third meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and Pats this year. The home team has won both games this season. The Pats took the last one on November 15th at the Brandt Centre by a 5-3 score.


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