GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Rockets

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game5-kelownaThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Kelowna Rockets
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Rockets in 2015/16: 0-3-0-0
Last Meeting: Feb. 2nd/2016 (2-1 Rockets in Kelowna)

‘Canes Record: 3-1-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 3-0-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 0-1-0-0

Rockets Record: 1-4-0-0
Rockets Home Record: 
1-1-0-0
Rockets Road Record: 0-3-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (4G, 4A, 8P)
Rockets Leading Scorer: Jake Kryski (2G, 2A, 4P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes wrap up a three-game home stand tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Kelowna Rockets for the first of two times this year at the ENMAX Centre.

The Hurricanes have won two straight games and three in a row on home ice after a weekend sweep of the Kootenay Ice and Calgary Hitmen. The ‘Canes earned a 5-4 win Friday against the Ice and a 4-0 victory on Saturday against the Hitmen.

The Hurricanes, who sit 3-1-0-0 on the season, have won 31 of their last 39 home games dating back to last year.

The Rockets are 1-4-0-0 to start the season. Three of their four losses have come by the hands of undefeated Prince George Cougars. Tonight is the first of a three-game Central Division road trip for the Rockets who will also visit the Red Deer Rebels and Edmonton Oil Kings.

Tickets for tonight’s game are still available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

250 for the Captain: Hurricanes Captain Tyler Wong will dress in his 250th WHL game tonight, all with the Hurricanes. Wong is also one assist shy of 100 career helpers. The overage forward made his season debut on Saturday registering a goal and two assists in a 4-0 win over the Calgary Hitmen.

Riddle Me This: On Sunday, the Hurricanes acquired veteran defenseman Brennan Riddle from the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a 6th round draft pick in the 2018 WHL Bantam Draft. Riddle has appeared in 111 WHL games, all with Prince Albert. He will wear #3 for the Hurricanes.

Kelowna Point of View

Rockets Sputtering: The Rockets are off to a 1-4-0-0 start to the regular season. Kelowna, who went to the Western Conference Final last year, has dropped three of those games to the 6-0-0-0 Prince George Cougars. They are still missing some key players who are attending NHL camps.

Mr. Kryski: The Rockets made a pre-season trade with the Kamloops Blazers sending the Gatenby brothers to the ‘Loops in exchange for forward Jake Kryski. Kryski has been great for the Rockets and enters tonight as their co-leader in points with four points.

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