GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Pats

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Game61-ReginaThe Match Up

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

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‘Canes vs. Patin 2015/16: 1-2-0-0
Last Meeting: December 12th/2015 (6-5 Pats in Regina)

‘Canes Record: 40-19-1-0
‘Canes Home Record: 25-5-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 15-14-1-0

Pats Record: 29-23-3-4
Pats Home Record: 
16-10-2-0
Pats Road Record: 13-13-1-4

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (20G, 68A, 88P)
Pats Leading Scorer: Adam Brooks (33G, 65A, 98P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a three game home stand tonight when they welcome the Regina Pats at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes will look to put an end to a three game losing streak. The ‘Canes are coming off a 3-2 loss on Saturday in Calgary to the Hitmen. It was the third meeting in a week for the Hurricanes against the Hitmen. Ryan Vandervlis and Cory Millette scored the goals in the losing cause.

Hurricanes enter action tonight top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 40-19-1-0 record on the season. The ‘Canes are 25-5-0-0 on home ice this season, but have lost back-to-back games at the ENMAX Centre.

The Pats enter tonight having won six straight games, the longest active winning streak in the WHL, after picking up a 5-4 shootout win last night over the Medicine Hat Tigers. Regina is one of the hottest team in the WHL having won nine of their last 11 games.

Regina enters tonight’s game with a record of 29-23-3-4 on the season and currently hold down the first Wild Card position in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.

Tonight will be the final of four meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Pats; Regina leads the season series 2-1-0-0, but the home team has won all three games.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Little Skid: Heading into play tonight, the Hurricanes have lost three straight games. It’s the fourth time this season the ‘Canes have dropped three consecutive games. The ‘Canes have yet this season to lose four in a row and they will hope that trend continues tonight.

Quietly Rolling: Cory Millette, who has scored in back-to-back games, has been on a nice offensive roll lately. The overage forward is having a career season as going into play tonight the Storthoaks, Saskatchewan product has 52 points (26g-26a) in 60 games. Millette has points in seven of his last nine games and has collected 10 points in that span (4g-6a).

Regina Point of View

Brooks Rolling: Adam Brooks, the Pats leading scorer, enters tonight with 98 points on the season (33g-65a). Brooks, who sits second in league scoring just one point back of the Warriors’ Dryden Hunt, has points in 11 straight games collecting a whopping 27 points (6g-21a) in that span.

Finding Their Stride: The Pats enter tonight’s game as one of the hottest teams in the WHL. Heading into tonight, Regina has won nine of their previous 11 games and six in a row. The Pats, who had 85 points last season, are definitely going to be a tough out in the first round of the post-season.

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One thought on “GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Pats

  1. If Burke (& Gutierrez) are playing tonight against Regina, then this could be one of the best hockey games of the year (With Brooks, Steel, Sanford, Hobbs, & Wagner, Regina is on a six game win streak for a reason). If the Canes forget the Pats are a much better team than “seventh place” suggests, then like Kootenay recently did, Regina will be more than happy to reteach the Canes part two of, “Standings position is no guarantee of future results.”

    Hope the streaks end here for both sides!

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