‘Canes vs. Raiders in 2015/16: 2-2-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: March 5th/2016 (3-2 Raiders in Prince Albert)
‘Canes Record: 11-11-1-2
‘Canes Home Record: 6-5-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-6-0-2
Raiders Record: 5-19-1-0
Raiders Home Record: 2-8-1-0
Raiders Road Record: 3-11-0-0
‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (10G, 18A, 28P)
Raiders Leading Scorer: Simon Stansky (8G, 14A, 22P)
The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a busy stretch before Christmas tonight as they host the Prince Albert Raiders at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.
The Hurricanes (11-11-1-2) are coming off their fourth straight victory on Saturday afternoon as they earned a 4-2 victory in Calgary against the Hitmen. The ‘Canes are currently in the midst of their longest winning streak of the season having clawed back to five-hundred on the year. The Hurricanes are 6-5-1-0 on home ice this season.
The Raiders (5-19-1-0) are currently riding an eight game losing streak. Prince Albert dropped a 4-1 decision last night in Medicine Hat to the league-leading Tigers. The Raiders have lost seven straight on the road and sit with a 3-11-0-0 record away from the Art Hauser Centre.
Tonight will be the first of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Raiders; the two teams split the season series last year.
Tonight is also 106.7 ROCK night as they will be collecting donations for their annual Toy Mountain. It is encouraged that fans bring a new and unwrapped present for this great initiative.
Lethbridge Point of View
Back to Five-Hundred: The win on Saturday in Calgary for the Hurricanes was not only their fourth straight but it brought their record back to five-hundred on the season. Entering play tonight the Hurricanes sit with a record of 11-11-1-2 on the year and are just three points out of second in the Central Division.
Flop of 20’s: The Hurricanes announced on Tuesday that they have swapped overage defenseman. The ‘Canes claimed 6’1”, 201-pound defenseman Shaun Dosanjh off waivers from the Kamloops Blazers. The team then placed defenseman Kord Pankewicz on waivers.
Prince Albert Point of View
Dealing Off: Less than two weeks ago, the Raiders swung a blockbuster with the Prince George Cougars sending high-profile defenseman Brendan Guhle to the Cougars. In exchange, the Raiders for defenseman Max Martin, forward Kolby Johnson a first and a third round draft pick. Don’t be surprised if Simon Stransky is dealt before long.
Basement Dwellers: After a 38 win season last year the finished them second in the East Division with 84 points, the Prince Albert Raiders have had a significant fall from grace so far this season. The Raiders sit last place in the entire Western Hockey League, even worse than the Kootenay Ice.