‘Canes vs. Cougars in 2015/16: 0-2-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: November 20th/2015 (Cougars 4-2 in Lethbridge)
‘Canes Record: 5-6-1-1
‘Canes Home Record: 4-2-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 1-4-0-1
Cougars Record: 12-2-1-0
Cougars Home Record: 5-2-1-0
Cougars Road Record: 7-0-0-0
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (7G, 9A, 16P) & Brayden Burke (3G, 13A, 16P)
Cougars Leading Scorer: Brad Morrison (7G, 12A, 19P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home to kick off a brief two game home-stand tonight when they welcome the league-leading Prince George Cougars at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes (5-6-1-1) enter tonight having dropped five straight games after suffering a 6-1 loss last Friday in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. The ‘Canes last victory was October 12th against the Victoria Royals when they earned a 5-2 win. The ‘Canes have posted a 4-2-1-0 record on home ice this season.
The Cougars (12-2-1-0) are coming off a 5-2 victory on Wednesday night in Cranbrook over the Kootenay Ice in the first of a three game Central Division road trip. Prince George boasts a league-best 25 points entering play tonight and have posted a 4-0-1-0 record in their last five games.
Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Hurricanes and Cougars. It is also “Cougar Night” at the ENMAX Centre – bring your mom, wife or significant other to the game and when you buy a regular priced Adult ticket you’ll receive $5.00 off the second ticket.
Tickets are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centres.
Lethbridge Point of View
Four Gone to the Soo: The Hurricanes are without four members of the team as players Calen Addison and Josh Tarzwell and coaches Brent Kisio and Andrew Doty are in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario competing at the 2016 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Addison is representing Canada Black, Tarzwell is suiting up for Canada Red while Kisio and Doty are coaching Canada White.
GM Steps to the Bench: While Brent Kisio is away at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, Hurricanes General Manager Peter Anholt will step behind the bench and assume Head Coaching duties. Anholt is no stranger to a WHL bench having coached the Hurricanes in the second half of 2014-2015. He also has spent time with the Prince Albert Raiders, Red Deer Rebels, Kelowna Rockets and Seattle Thunderbirds totaling 464 victories.
Prince George Point of View
Great Start: The Prince George Cougars will make their first of two visits to the ENMAX Centre tonight. The Cougars are off to a great start and lead the WHL with a 12-2-1-0 record obtaining 25 of a possible 30 points. PG is coming off a 5-2 win in Kootenay on Wednesday in the first of a three game Central Division trip.
Local Product: The Cougars are one of a handful of teams that have Lethbridge talent on their roster. Prince George boasts local product Kody McDonald. McDonald is in his third WHL season with the Cougars and has had a good start to the season netting 12 points (4g-8a) in 15 games thus far. He had 29 points (15g-14a) in 71 games last season.