GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Rockets

GameDayPreviewGame51-KelownaThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Kelowna Rockets
Where: Prospera Place
When: 8:00pm puck drop
Listen: ROCK 106
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Rockets in 2015/16: 0-2-0-0
Last Meeting: October 31st/2015 (5-3 Rockets in Kelowna)

‘Canes Record: 36-14-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 22-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 14-11-0-0

Rockets Record: 34-13-3-0
Rockets Home Record: 
19-3-2-0
Rockets Road Record: 15-10-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (18G, 57A, 75P)
Rockets Leading Scorer: Tyson Baillie (29G, 41A, 70P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes will conclude a three-game BC Division road trip with hopes of snapping a two-game losing streak as they get set for a first place showdown in the Okanagan against the Kelowna Rockets are 8:00pm mountain time.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-2 loss on Saturday night in Vancouver to the Giants. The ‘Canes led that game 2-0 with just five minutes remaining in the second period before Vancouver scored four unanswered. Cory Millette scored both goals for the Hurricanes in the losing cause.

The Rockets have also lost two straight games after being handed a 2-0 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Seattle to the Thunderbirds. Kelowna dropped a Saturday night contest at home against the Victoria Royals.

The Hurricanes enter play tonight with a record of 36-14-0-0 on the season and sit one point better than the Rockets (34-13-3-0) for first place in the WHL’s standings. The winner, if in regulation tonight, will take possession of first place in the league standings.

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.

Trip Salvage: The Hurricanes will hope to salvage the trip tonight against the Rockets. It hasn’t been a great trip thus far for the ‘Canes having dropped the first two games in Victoria and Vancouver. The ‘Canes have only mustered 33 shots on goal in the two games.

Kelowna Point of View

Best in the West: The Rockets sit atop the Western Conference standings with 71 points, just one point back of the Hurricanes for top spot in the WHL. Kelowna was the best team in the Western Conference last year and won the entire league falling in the Memorial Cup Final.

Bail-Them-Out Baillie: Tyson Baillie is having a terrific overage season for the Rockets. after 76 points last season, Baillie is well on pace to surpass his career season. The Rockets forward already has 70 points (19g-40a) this season.

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