GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Warriors

GameDayPreviewGame52-MooseJawThe Match Up

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


‘Canes vs. Warriors in 2015/16: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: January 23rd/2016 (4-3 OT Win Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 36-15-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 22-3-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 14-12-0-0

Warriors Record: 25-20-6-1
Warriors Home Record: 
Warriors Road Record: 12-11-4-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (18G, 57A, 75P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Dryden Hunt (32G, 44A, 76P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight for COUNTRY NIGHT at the ENMAX Centre as they welcome the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes are riding a three-game losing streak after winning ten in a row. The ‘Canes dropped all three games on a three-game BC Division road trip last week. The ‘Canes enter action tonight second in the WHL, just one point back of the Kelowna Rockets, for first overall. Lethbridge has a five point lead on the Brandon Wheat Kings for first in the Eastern Conference.

The Hurricanes come into play with a 36-15-0-0 record on the season and are a league-best 22-3-0-0 on home ice.

The Warriors are coming into tonight after a 6-2 loss last Saturday to the hands of the Brandon Wheat Kings to wrap up a three-game home stand. Tonight will be the first of a two game trip. Moose Jaw enters action tonight with a 25-20-6-1 record and sit sixth in the Eastern Conference.

Tonight the Hurricanes will wear special Western Themed Jerseys that will be available via silent auction.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Walking Wounded: It seems since Christmas, the Hurricanes have been hit with the injury bug. Most recently it was Giorgio Estephan that suffered an injury in Kelowna on Tuesday night. The second leading scorer on the ‘Canes will be out for the next 3-6 weeks. Since Christmas, the ‘Canes have lost 26 man games due to injury.

Sensational Stuey: A week after Giorgio Estephan was named the WHL and CHL Player of the Week, Hurricanes netminder Stuart Skinner was named the WHL’s Vaughn Goaltender of the Month for January. The 17-year-old posted a 5-1-0-0 record in January with a 1.50 goals against average and a .955 save percentage with two shutouts.

Moose Jaw Point of View

League Leaders: Tonight’s game will boast the top two scorers in the WHL. Moose Jaw’s Dryden Hunt enters play tonight with a one point lead on the Hurricanes’ Brayden Burke. Hunt has 76 points (32g-44a) while Burke enters play with 75 points (18g-57a). Burke is the WHL’s leader in assists.

Rookie Magic: Warriors’ rookie, Noah Gregor, is having a tremendous season. The 17-year-old had 48 points (21g-27a) in 52 games this season and is third in Warriors scoring. Gregor is second in WHL rookie scoring only behind Victoria’s Matthew Phillips and the Hurricanes’ Egor Babenko who both have 58 points.


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