GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Giants

2016-2017-game-day-preview-graphic-giantsgame18-vancouverThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Vancouver Giants
Where: Langley Events Centre
When: 8:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Giants in 2016/17: 0-0-1-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: October 14th/2016 (Giants 4-3 in OT in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 7-7-1-2
‘Canes Home Record: 5-3-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 2-4-0-2

Giants Record: 7-11-0-0
Giants Home Record: 
3-7-0-0
Giants Road Record: 4-4-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Brayden Burke (4G, 18A, 22P)
Giants Leading Scorer: Radovan Bondra (9G, 5A, 14P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes wrap up a three-game BC Division road trip tonight at the Langley Events Centre as they visit the Vancouver Giants.

The Hurricanes (7-7-1-2) are coming off a thrilling 3-2 shootout loss last night in Victoria against the Royals. The Hurricanes slipped their road record to 2-4-0-2 away from home ice. Jesse Zaharichuk scored both goals in the losing cause with the game-tying goal with 22 seconds left in regulation. Tonight will be the final of a three-game road trip.

The Giants (7-11-0-0) are coming off a 6-4 loss on Tuesday night against the Kelowna Rockets. Ale Baer had a three point night (2g-1a) in the loss last night for Vancouver while Darian Skeoch scored his first as a Giant. Vancouver has posted a 3-7-0-0 record at their new home.

Tonight will be the final of two meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Giants, Vancouver took the first meeting 4-3 in overtime on October 14th at the ENMAX Centre. Tune into 106.7 Rock starting at 7:45pm with the pre-game show with Dustin Forbes.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Great Effort: The Hurricanes had a fantastic effort on Friday night against the Royals. The ‘Canes outshot the opponent for the fourth straight game racking up 38 shots, 18 of them in the third period. If the ‘Canes play every game the way they played last night, they’ll be a dangerous group.

B-L-Z: The Brayden Burke, Ryley Lindgren and Jesse Zaharichuk line had some jump last night. The trio combined for six points and were the combination that scored both of the Hurricanes goals in regulation. Unfortunately, none of them were able to score in the shootout.

Vancouver Point of View

Shut Down Benson: The Vancouver Giants go as Tyler Benson goes. The Giants Captain torched the Hurricanes for three goals, including the game winner, in their last meeting just three weeks ago in Lethbridge. Heading into the weekend, Vancouver was 4-1-0-0 in games that Benson had scored a goal.

LEC Success?: The Giants haven’t had much success in their new home. Since relocating to the Langley Events Centre in the off-season from the Pacific Coliseum, the Giants have not been very good. In fact, Vancouver has only won three of 10 regular season games at home this season so far.

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