GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Silvertips

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game22-everettThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Everett Silvertips
Where: Xfinity Arena
When: 8:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Silvertips in 2015/16: 1-0-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: November 18th/2015 (Hurricanes 4-3 in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 7-11-1-2
‘Canes Home Record: 5-5-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 2-6-0-2

Silvertips Record: 15-2-4-0
Silvertips Home Record: 
8-1-0-0
Silvertips Road Record: 7-1-4-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (7G, 16A, 23P)
Silvertips Leading Scorer: Patrick Bajkov (9G, 18A, 27P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue their first three-in-three road trip of the season tonight at 8:00pm as they make a visit to Everett to face the Silvertips at Xfinity Arena.

The Hurricanes (7-11-1-2) are coming off a 4-3 loss last night in Seattle to the Thunderbirds. It was the Hurricanes fifth straight loss and it was their third straight loss away from home. Ryan Bowen, Tyler Wong and Jordy Bellerive scored in the losing cause while Stuart Skinner made 35 saves. The Hurricanes defeated the Silvertips in their only meeting last season in Lethbridge.

The Silvertips (15-2-4-0) are currently second in the Western Hockey League standings only behind the Prince George Cougars. Everett is coming off a 2-1 overtime loss in Kamloops on Wednesday night. The ‘Tips have posted a 7-0-3-0 record in their last ten games while an impressive 8-1-0-0 record on home ice.

Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and Silvertips. Listen on 106.7 ROCK starting at 7:45pm with the pre-game show.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Slippin’: The Hurricanes are in a bad stretch right now. The Hurricanes have lost five straight games for the second time this season and only have two wins in their last 13 games. The ‘Canes are also 2-6-0-2 on the road this season. The ‘Canes are currently four games below five-hundred at 7-11-1-2 after a 5-2-0-1 start to the season.

Effort Was There: They worked hard. That’s a positive. Unfortunately, working hard doesn’t always produce results and in the case of the Hurricanes that’s been the exactly what’s been going on lately. The Hurricanes need to start getting some breaks.

Everett Point of View

Premiere Puck Stopper: The Silvertips have maybe the best goaltender in the entire Canadian Hockey League as Carter Hart is the reigning CHL Goaltender of the Year. Hart might defend that title this year as he’s off an 11-2-3-0 start with a 1.85 GAA and a .929 SV%. It’s safe to say he’ll be on Team Canada for the upcoming World Junior Championships.

Chemistry Building: It’s clear from anyone close and afar that the duo of Patrick Bajkov and Dominic Zwerger have been doing the bulk of the scoring for the ‘Tips. Bajkov leads the team with 27 points (9g-18a) while Zwerger has 23 points (10g-13a). Only four other players have ten or more points on the season for Everett.

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