GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Rebels

2016-2017-game-day-preview-graphic-rebelsgame15-reddeerThe Match Up

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


‘Canes vs. Rebels in 2015/16: 5-1-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: March 12th/2016 (Rebels 6-1 in Red Deer)

‘Canes Record: 5-7-1-1
‘Canes Home Record: 4-3-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 1-4-0-1

Rebels Record: 8-4-1-1
Rebels Home Record: 
Rebels Road Record: 2-2-0-1

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (3G, 14A, 17P)
Rebels Leading Scorer: Michael Spacek (8G, 9A, 17P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes welcome the Red Deer Rebels tonight in the B93 Halloween Howler in what will be the final of a two game home stand at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (5-7-1-1) are coming off a 2-1 loss last night to the league-leading Prince George Cougars at home. The Hurricanes outshot the Cougars 29-28 in the game; it was just the second time this season the ‘Canes have outshot the opponent. The loss for the Hurricanes was the sixth straight defeat suffered by the team.

The Rebels (8-4-1-1) had their five game winning streak snapped last night by the Medicine Hat Tigers falling 5-2 at the ENMAX Centrium. Red Deer have been led by forward Michael Spacek who has 17 points (8g-9a) in 11 games this season. The Rebels have posted a 2-2-0-1 record on the road this season.

Tonight will be the first of six meetings between the Hurricanes and the Rebels. The ‘Canes took five of six meetings last season and have won seven of the last eight contests between the teams dating back to 2014-2015.

Tickets for tonight’s game 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

End of the Month: The Hurricanes will look to put a disappointing October behind them after tonight’s game against the Red Deer Rebels. The ‘Canes have not had a great month having posted a below five-hundred record thus far in the month. Tonight will be the final of the 12 game month.

The Right Prescription?: Tonight might be what the Hurricanes need to build some positive vibes. The Hurricanes have had their way with the Rebels in recent meetings. The ‘Canes have won eight of the last nine meetings against Red Deer dating back to two seasons ago. Lethbridge won five of six meetings last season between the two.

Red Deer Point of View

Strong Rebound: After a team hosts the MasterCard Memorial Cup, usually that team takes a step backwards, however the Red Deer Rebels haven’t taken a step back. The Rebels are having a nice start to the season having won their sixth straight game on Wednesday over Brandon having posted an 8-3-1-1 record after their first 13 games.

Local Connections: The Rebels are the only team in the WHL that has two Lethbridge products on their roster. 16-year-old forward D-Jay Jerome and 18-year-old forward Jordan Roy are both from Lethbridge. Jerome spent last season with the Lethbridge Hurricanes Midget AAA team appearing in 34 games and registering 35 points. Roy, whose hometown is listed as Kimberley, played his minor hockey in Lethbridge with the Golden Hawks and the Hurricanes Midget AAA.


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