GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Americans

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game7-tricityThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Tri-City Americans
Where: Toyota Center
When: 8:05pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Americans in 2015/16: 1-0-0-0
Last Meeting: February 12th/2016 (5-3 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 4-2-0-0
‘Canes Home Record: 3-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 1-1-0-0

Americans Record: 1-1-0-0
Americans Home Record: 
1-0-0-0
Americans Road Record: 0-1-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (5G, 5A, 10P)
Americans Leading Scorer: Michael Rasmussen (8G, 2A, 10P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes will wrap up a mini two-game Washington State road trip tonight as they visit the Tri-City Americans at 8:00pm MT.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-3 victory last night over the Spokane Chiefs snapping a 13-year losing skid. Tyler Wong netted a three point night scoring twice while adding an assist. Giorgio Estephan had a two assist night while Stuart Skinner made 30 saves for the victory.

The win for the Hurricanes evened their road record to 1-1-0-0 on the season and improved it to 4-2-0-0 on the year.

The Americans are coming off a victory last night in Everett over the Silvertips. Tri-City enters play tonight 3-3-0-0 on the year.

The Hurricanes knocked off the Amerks in the lone meeting last year with a 5-3 win at the ENMAX Centre. Tune in to tonight’s game on 106.7 ROCK starting at 7:45pm MT with Dustin Forbes.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Wong-derful: Hurricanes Captain Tyler Wong has been outstanding since returning from Toronto Maple Leafs camp. The defending Hurricanes goal scoring leader has racked up four goals and seven points in three games.

Long Streak: Last night the ‘Canes earned their first win in Spokane since 13 years dating back to 2003. Tonight, the Hurricanes will look to end a longer streak as Lethbridge has not won in Tri-City since 1999.

Tri-City Point of View

Rasmussen Tearing It Up: Americans second year forward Michael Rasmussen has been lighting up the WHL. The Surrey, BC product has pumped home a league-leading eight goals in the first six games of the season.

Beat Up Early: The Americans have been dealing with a ton of early injuries. Tri-City is has seven players on the shelf including important pieces like forward Jordan Topping and goaltender Evan Sarthou who are both out week-to-week with lower-body injuries.

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