GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Warriors

2016-2017-game-day-preview-graphic-warriorsgame12-moosejawThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Moose Jaw Warriors
Where: Mosaic Place
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Warriors in 2015/16: 3-1-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: March 2nd/2016 (‘Canes 5-1 in Moose Jaw)

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

Warriors Record: 6-2-2-0
Warriors Home Record: 
3-1-1-0
Warriors Road Record: 3-1-1-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (7G, 8A, 15P) & Brayden Burke (2G, 13A, 15P)
Warriors Leading Scorer: Jayden Halbgewachs (9G, 7A, 16P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the second of a three-game East Division road trip tonight as they make the first of two trips to Moose Jaw to face the Warriors at Mosaic Place tonight at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (5-4-1-1) are coming off a 6-1 loss on Tuesday night in Regina against the Pats to drop their road record to 1-2-0-1 on the year. The Hurricanes have lost three straight games and four of five entering play tonight. Despite the tough stretch, the Hurricanes still sit tied for second in the Central Division with 12 points.

The Warriors (6-2-2-0) are off to a great start and have won two straight games entering play tonight. Moose Jaw is coming off a 5-4 overtime win on Monday night in Edmonton against the Oil Kings. The Warriors have posted a 3-1-1-0 record on home ice this season and sit second in the East Division.

Tonight will be the first of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Warriors. Lethbridge won the last three meetings of the season last year against Moose Jaw. Tune into 106.7 ROCK starting at 6:45pm for the pre-game show with Dustin Forbes.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Time To Right The Ship: Tonight would be a good time to right the ship for the Hurricanes. The ‘Canes are riding a three game losing streak entering play tonight after a 6-1 loss in Regina last night. The ‘Canes need one of those nights that the Royals had last night – where everything goes in. That would be nice, but they’ll just take a win.

Happy Helper: The Hurricanes 19-year-old star Brayden Burke is having a great start to his season. After 109 points last year and a league-leading 82 assists, Burke has picked up where he left off. Entering play tonight, the Edmonton product is tied for the league leader in apples with 13 in his first eight games.

Moose Jaw Point of View

A Mouthful: The Warriors’ leading scorer is 19-year-old forward Jayden Halbgewachs who has 16 points (9g-7a) in their ten games thus far. The Saskatchewan product had 41 points (15g-26a) last year for the Warriors. Least to say, you’ll hear his name a lot – not good news for the play by play guy! HALL-buh-guh-walks doesn’t really roll off the tongue.

Number 1 Guy?: It’s no argument who on paper is the starting goaltender for the Moose Jaw Warriors – that guy is Zach Sawchenko. However, their “back-up” goaltender Brody Willms has posted some good numbers early on splitting time with Sawchenko. In fact, Willms has a better goals against average and a better save percentage than Sawchenko.

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