GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Giants

GameDayPreviewGame50-VancouverThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Vancouver Giants
Where: Pacific Coliseum
When: 8:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live


‘Canes vs. Giants in 2015/16: 1-0-0-0
Last Meeting: October 28th/2015 (5-2 Hurricanes in Vancouver)

‘Canes Record: 36-13-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 22-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 14-10-0-0

Giants Record: 19-27-3-2
Giants Home Record: 
Giants Road Record: 9-14-2-2

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (18G, 57A, 75P)
Giants Leading Scorer: Chase Lang (18G, 31A, 49P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue their three-game BC Division road trip tonight when they visit the Vancouver Giants at 8:00pm in the final of two visits to Vancouver this season.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 3-1 loss last night in Victoria to the Royals as their 10-game winning streak came to an end. Stuart Skinner was once again outstanding for the ‘Canes as he made 39 saves and was named the games’ first star in the loss. Ryley Lindgren returned to the line-up and scored the ‘Canes lone goal of the game picking up his 20th of the season.

The Hurricanes enter tonight’s game with a 16-2-0-0 record in their last 18 games and are 36-13-0-0 on the season and remain just one point better than the Kelowna Rockets for first in the WHL.

The Giants are coming off a 4-3 overtime win in Kamloops last night against the Blazers. Ty Ronning scored his team-leading 27th goal of the season with just two seconds left in overtime for the winner.

Vancouver enters with a record of 19-27-3-2 on the season and sit just eight points back of the Spokane Chiefs who hold the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Hurricanes defeated the Giants 5-2 back on October 28th in their only meeting of the season.

Tune in to Lethbridge Kia Hurricanes Hockey on ROCK 106 starting at 7:45pm.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Sensational Skinner: Stuart Skinner has been at the top of his game as of late. The 17-year-old posted back-to-back shutouts last week and had a shutout streak of 177:49 minutes snapped in Victoria last night. Skinner is 8-1-0-0 in his last nine starts posting a 1.78 goals against average and a save percentage of .951.

Gone Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter tonight having had a 10-game win streak snapped last night in Victoria. It was the longest unbeaten streak since the 2004-2005 season when the ‘Canes posted 12 wins and two ties in a 14 game stretch between November 7th to December 10th of 2004. The Hurricanes didn’t even win ten straight in their 1996-1997 Championship season

Vancouver Point of View

Chip Off The Old Block: After an injury-riddled season last year, Ty Ronning has been outstanding for the Giants this season. The son of former NHLer Cliff Ronning, Ty has racked up a team-high 27 goals this season got the G-men. He attended, and scored, in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects game at the Pacific Coliseum on Thursday.

Outside Looking In: The Giants are going to need a strong final 21 games if they want to make the playoffs. Heading into action tonight, the Giants are eight points back of the Spokane Chiefs who hold down the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Time is certainly becoming an enemy of the Giants.


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