GAME DAY: ‘Canes at Winterhawks

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game23-portlandThe Match Up

WhoLethbridge Hurricanes at Portland Winterhawks
Where: Veterans Memorial Coliseum
When: 6:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Winterhawks in 2015/16: 0-1-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: February 19th/2016 (Hurricanes 4-2 in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 8-11-1-2
‘Canes Home Record: 5-5-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 3-6-0-2

Winterhawks Record: 10-12-0-0
Winterhawks Home Record: 
4-7-0-0
Winterhawks Road Record: 6-5-0-0

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (7G, 16A, 23P)
Winterhawks Leading Scorer: Cody Glass (10G, 22A, 32P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes wrap up a three-in-three road trip tonight as they pay their lone visit to Portland to face the Winterhawks.

The Hurricanes (8-11-1-2) enter play having snapped a five game losing streak last night in Everett with a 2-1 victory over the Silvertips. Ryan Vandervlis and Tyler Wong each had a goal and an assist in the game; Wong scoring the game-winning goal in the third period. Stuart Skinner was outstanding making 30 saves in the victory.

The Winterhawks (10-12-0-0) enter play on a two game winning streak after picking up a 5-4 overtime win last night at home against the Seattle Thunderbirds. The ‘Hawks have won two straight after losing nine straight games in regulation. Portland has scored 14 goals in their last two games and are in the middle of an eight game home stand.

Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Winterhawks. Portland took the lone meeting last year 4-2 victory on February 19th in Lethbridge. Game time tonight is 6:00pm Mountain Time and can be heard on 106.7 ROCK.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

Sigh of Relief: The Hurricanes snapped a five game losing streak last night with a strong effort in a 2-1 win over the Everett Silvertips at the Xfinity Arena. Tyler Wong and Ryan Vandervlis each scored a goal and an assist in the victory.

Stu-Pendous: Hurricanes goaltender Stuart Skinner has been outstanding in his last two starts. The third year veteran has stopped 66 of the last 71 shots he’s faced for a save percentage of .930 in the last two nights.

Portland Point of View

Broke a Skid: The Winterhawks themselves snapped a long losing streak recently. The ‘Hawks ended a nine game regulation losing streak last week with a 9-2 win over the Calgary Hitmen. The continued their hot hand with a 5-4 overtime win last night over the Thunderbirds.

Dynamic Duo; The duo of Skyler McKenzie and Cody Glass have been very good for the Winterhawks early in the season. McKenzie enters play tonight with 26 points (12g-14a) while Glass leads Portland in scoring with 32 points (10g-22a) on the season.

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