GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Giants

2016-2017-game-day-preview-graphic-giantsgame9-vancouverThe Match Up

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


‘Canes vs. Giants in 2015/16: 1-1-0-0
Last Meeting: January 30th/2016 (Giants 4-2 in Vancouver)

‘Canes Record: 5-2-0-1
‘Canes Home Record: 4-1-0-0
‘Canes Road Record: 1-1-0-1

Giants Record: 3-7-0-0
Giants Home Record: 
Giants Road Record: 2-3-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (5G, 7A, 12P)
Giants Leading Scorer: Radovan Bondra (6G, 2A, 8P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the second of a three game home stand tonight as they welcome Darian Skeoch and the Vancouver Giants at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (5-2-0-1) enter play after earning a 5-2 victory in Wednesday night over the Victoria Royals. Giorgio Estephan, Brayden Burke and Egor Babenko combined for eight points and all five goals in the win against the Royals. The ‘Canes are 4-1-0-0 on home ice and have scored the first goal of the game in six straight games.

The Giants (3-7-0-0) are coming off back-to-back victories over the Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Oil Kings. The G-men picked up a 2-0 win on Tuesday at Rogers Place. Vancouver is 2-3-0-0 on the road this season.

Tonight is the first of two meetings this season and the first time Vancouver has been in Lethbridge since January of 2015.

Tickets are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centres.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Strong Starts: The Hurricanes have been red hot to start games this season. The ‘Canes have scored the first goal of the contest in six straight outings and in seven of eight games this year. The ‘Canes have struck in the opening five minutes of the contest in each of their last four games.

Babenko Quietly Rolling: Import forward Egor Babenko, who’s in his second season, enters play tonight on a six game point streak after scoring a pair of goals on Wednesday night. The Russian sophomore has racked up nine points (5g-4a) in eight games this year. He had 29 goals and 69 points last season in 67 appearances.

Vancouver Point of View

Skeoch Back: Former Hurricanes defenseman Darian Skeoch will make is return to Lethbridge after a September trade that saw him shipped to the Vancouver Giants in exchange for d-man Brennan Menell. Skeoch played one season with the ‘Canes.

Two in a Row: The Giants enter play tonight on a two game winning streak having knocked off the Calgary Hitmen and Edmonton Oil Kings on Monday and Tuesday. Vancouver enters with a 3-7-0-0 record on the year.


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