Who: Lethbridge Hurricanes vs. Kootenay ICE
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live
‘Canes vs. ICE in 2015/16: 6-1-0-0
Last Meeting: March 8th/2016 (7-2 Hurricanes in Kootenay)
‘Canes Record: 1-1-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 1-0-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 0-1-0-0
ICE Record: 0-0-1-1
ICE Home Record: 0-0-1-0
ICE Road Record: 0-0-0-1
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Calen Addison (1G, 3A, 4P)
ICE Leading Scorer: Cale Fleury (1G, 1A, 2P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a three game home stand tonight as they welcome the Kootenay Ice at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes are coming off an opening weekend split with the Medicine Hat Tigers last weekend. The ‘Canes began their 30th Anniversary Season on Friday with a 4-2 win over the Tigers in the Dairy Queen Home Opener only to drop a 9-3 decision on Saturday.
The Hurricanes were without Tyler Wong, Giorgio Estephan, Brayden Burke and Brennan Menell during the opening weekend. Three of which, Wong, Burke and Menell, are all slated to return this weekend. Giorgio Estephan remains at Buffalo Sabres training camp.
Tickets for tonight’s game are still available by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, online or by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328). The game can be heard on 106.7 ROCK starting at 6:45pm.
Lethbridge Point of View
Guys Returning: The Hurricanes will get some troops back in the fold as Brayden Burke, Tyler Wong and Brennan Menell will be back in the line-up at some point this weekend. The three missed opening weekend as they were all attending NHL Training Camps. Burke was at Flames camp, Wong at Maple Leafs camp while Menell was at Flyers camp.
Lyons Re-Assigned: The Hurricanes announced on Monday that forward Connor Lyons had been re-assigned to the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA hockey team. The son of former Hurricanes star, Corey, appeared in the ‘Canes home opener along with three pre-season games. He signed a contract with the Hurricanes on September 8th, 2016.
Kootenay Point of View
Black ICE: The Kootenay Ice are coming off a disappointing season with a record of 12-53-6-1 last year that saw their 18 year playoff streak come to an end. Many don’t think there will a great deal of improvement for the Kootenay club this year, however, they’ve shown well in their first two games despite losing both. The Ice enter play tonight with an 0-0-1-1 record after overtime and shootout losses to the Calgary Hitmen on opening weekend.
Fleury-Murray Combination: The defensive duo of Cale Fleury and Troy Murray is one that the Ice will need to lean on for a lot of quality minutes this season. Both enter their third year in the league and both come with some pedigree. Now it’s time for them to both raise their game for the Ice to improve.