GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Royals

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game8-victoriaThe Match Up

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

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‘Canes vs. Royals in 2015/16: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: January 29th/2016 (Royals 3-1 in Victoria)

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

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

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (5G, 6A, 11P)
Royals Leading Scorer: Tyler Soy (4G, 2A, 6P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a three game home stand tonight at the ENMAX Centre as they welcome the Victoria Royals at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 1-0-0-1 road trip in the United States after a 5-3 win last Friday over the Spokane Chiefs and a 6-5 shootout loss on Saturday against the Tri-City Americans. The Hurricanes enter play tonight with a 4-2-0-1 record on the season and sit second in the Central Division.

The Royals are in the midst of a six game road trip and are coming off a 5-1 victory last night in Medicine Hat against the Tigers to even their record at 4-4-0-0. The defending WHL Regular Season Champions from last year are currently 3-1-0-0 on their six game trip that will wrap up Friday in Edmonton.

The Hurricanes and Royals split two games last year, both in Victoria. Tonight will be the first of three meetings this year and the first of two visits the Royals will made to the Windy City.

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

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Pretty Good Start: The Hurricanes are off to a good start sitting with a 4-2-0-1 record after five games. It’s not quite as good as the 5-2-0-0 start from last year, but entering play tonight the ‘Canes sit with the second best record in the Central Division and sit second only behind the Medicine Hat Tigers.

Wong Rolling: Hurricanes Captain Tyler Wong is red-hot to start the season having racked up eight points (5g-3a) in his first four games. Wong has also scored in each of his four games. The Captain had a great start to last season too registering a point in nine straight games and scoring in eight of those nine games.

Victoria Point of View

Folk Returns: Former Hurricanes Assistant Captain Carter Folk returns tonight. The overage forward rolls into town with his Royals. Folk was traded to Victoria one month ago today as he was shipped to the West Coast on September 12th in exchange for a fourth round pick in 2017.

Long Trip: Tonight will be the fifth of a six game road trip for the Royals. The defending regular season champions began their trip in Vancouver last Wednesday and will wrap it up on Friday in Edmonton against the Oil Kings.

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