‘Canes vs. Warriors in 2015/16: 2-1-0-0
Last Meeting: February 5th/2016 (5-1 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)
‘Canes Record: 41-20-1-1
‘Canes Home Record: 26-6-0-1
‘Canes Road Record: 15-14-1-0
Warriors Record: 33-22-7-1
Warriors Home Record: 18-10-2-1
Warriors Road Record: 15-12-5-0
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (23G, 75A, 98P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Dryden Hunt (50G, 52A, 102P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a four game road trip tonight when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors at 6:00pm from Mosaic Place.
The Hurricanes are coming off an 8-4 win over the Edmonton Oil Kings on Saturday night at the ENMAX Centre. It was the second time in their last three games that the ‘Canes struck for eight in a contest. The win also snapped a season long five game losing streak for the ‘Canes. Tyler Wong and Ryley Lindgren led the way offensively each scoring once and adding two assists.
The Hurricanes enter play tonight with a record of 41-20-1-1 on the season; the most wins in the WHL’s Eastern Conference.
The Warriors are red hot as of late having posted an impressive 8-1-1-0 record in their last ten games. Moose Jaw has won three straight games after picking up a 5-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday night. The Warriors are one of six teams in the WHL’s Eastern Conference to clinch a playoff spot. Moose Jaw enters with a record of 33-22-7-1 record on the season.
It’s the final of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Warriors. The ‘Canes lead the season series 2-1-0-0 after winning the last two games; the home team has won all three match up’s this year.
Lethbridge Point of View
Century Mark: Second year forward Brayden Burke was ranked #68 on the NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings. On February 19th against the Portland Winterhawks, Burke is two points shy of the 100-point mark, if reached, he’ll be the first ‘Cane to reach the century mark since 2002-2003 when Jeremy Jackson had 102 points.
Captain, My Captain: Tyler Wong is having yet another career year. In 63 games this year, the four year veteran has 79 points (37g-42a). He is the first ‘Cane to reach the 35 goal mark since Mitch Fadden and Kris Hogg scored 36 and 39 respectively in 2006-2007. He has (10g-10a) in his last 10 games. He is also the reigning WHL Player of the Week.
Moose Jaw Point of View
Clinched: The Warriors became the sixth team in the WHL’s Eastern Conference to clinch a playoff spot after picking up a 5-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders on Saturday night. The Warriors have missed the post-season the last three seasons.
Hunt Rollin’: Warriors overage forward Dryden Hunt has been outstanding of late. The reigning WHL Player of the Month for January has scored a whopping 18 goals while adding eight assists in his last ten games. He has five hat-tricks in his last ten outings.