GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Blazers

GameDayPreviewGame44-KamloopsThe Match Up

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


‘Canes vs. Blazers in 2015/16: 0-1-0-0
Last Meeting: October 30th/2015 (7-3 Blazers in Kamloops)

‘Canes Record: 31-12-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 17-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 14-9-0-0

Blazers Record: 21-14-4-3
Blazers Home Record: 
Blazers Road Record: 10-7-1-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (14G, 50A, 64P)
Blazers Leading Scorer: Collin Shirley (26G, 24A, 50P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a five game home stand tonight at the ENMAX Centre as they welcome the Kamloops Blazers on “Ugly Blazer Night”.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Swift Current over the Broncos. It was the 22nd time this season that the Hurricanes had scored five or more goals in a game as five different goal scorers lit the lamp.

The Hurricanes enter play tonight on a five game winning streak and sit first place in the Western Hockey League with a 31-12-0-0 record. The ‘Canes have the best home ice record in the league with a 17-3-0-0 record at the ENMAX Centre.

The Blazers are on a nice run as of late. Despite coming off a 6-5 shootout loss in Medicine Hat to the Tigers on Wednesday, Kamloops has not lost a game in regulation in their last seven games. In that span, the Blazers have posted a record of 4-0-1-2.

Tonight will be the only visit of the season that Kamloops will make in Lethbridge. The Blazers and ‘Canes have met once this season, that was a 7-3 win for the Blazers in Kamloops on October 30th – that snapped the Hurricanes season-long eight game winning streak.

Tickets are still available by calling (403) 329-SEAT.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

First Overall:After their 5-2 win on Wednesday night in Swift Current against the Broncos, the Hurricanes leapfrogged the Kelowna Rockets for first overall in the Western Hockey League with a record of 31-12-0-0 on the season. The ‘Canes are atop the WHL standings heading into tonight’s game with 62 points.


Five Game Home Stand:The ‘Canes kick off a five game home stand tonight as they welcome the Kamloops Blazers. The ‘Canes are an impressive 17-3-0-0 on home ice this season, but the opposition on this home stand is tough as they will face Kamloops, the Prince Albert Raiders, Spokane Chiefs, Moose Jaw Warriors and Edmonton Oil Kings; all of whom are currently in playoff spots.

Kamloops Point of View

Blazing Blazers:The Blazers are having a nice season after what was a difficult start to the year. Entering play tonight, Kamloops is 21-14-4-3 on the season. They have not lost in regulation in their last seven games posting a 4-0-1-2 in that span.

Surely Shirley is Good:Collin Shirley is having a career year for the Blazers. After a 26 goals season last year in his 72 game season, the 1996-born Saskatoon product has already tied his career output from last year in 30 less games. Shirley leads the Blazers in scoring with 50 points (26g-24a) in 42 games.


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