GAME DAY: ‘Canes vs. Rebels

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WhoLethbridge Hurricanes vs. Red Deer Rebels
Where: ENMAX Centre
When: 7:00pm puck drop
Listen: 106.7 ROCK
Watch: WHL Live

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‘Canes vs. Rebels in 2016/17: 1-0-0-0
Last Regular Season Meeting: October 29th/2016 (6-1 Hurricanes in Lethbridge)

‘Canes Record: 12-11-1-2
‘Canes Home Record: 7-5-1-0
‘Canes Road Record: 5-6-0-2

Rebels Record: 13-11-2-2
Rebels Home Record: 
8-4-1-0
Rebels Road Record: 5-7-1-2

‘Canes Leading Scorer: Ryley Lindgren (11G, 19A, 30P)
Rebels Leading Scorer: Simon Stansky (8G, 14A, 22P)

The Break Down

The Lethbridge Hurricanes host the Red Deer Rebels tonight at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm in the 21st Annual Canadian Tire Toque and Teddy Toss.

The Hurricanes (12-11-1-2) enter play tonight on a five game winning streak after earning a 5-1 victory on Wednesday over the Prince Albert Raiders. The Hurricanes have outscored their opposition 21-10 in the five games. The ‘Canes have defeated the Rebels in eight of the last nine meetings dating back to 2015.

The Rebels (13-11-2-2) come in after a 4-3 overtime victory on Wednesday at home to the Saskatoon Blades. Adam Musil, the Rebels Captain, scored twice including the overtime winner in that game. Red Deer currently sits second in the Central Division with 28 points; three points up on the ‘Canes who have two games in hand.

Tonight will be the second of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Rebels. The ‘Canes earned a 6-1 victory over Red Deer on October 29th in their lone meeting so far this season.

Fans are encouraged to bring a Teddy or Toque to toss on the ice when the Hurricanes score their first goal of the game. It is requested that bears and toques be wrapped in a plastic bag for sanitary and health purposes. The team also encourages fans to be in their seats by 6:50 to ensure that all bears are tossed on the ice in case the goal is scored early in the game.

What To Watch

Lethbridge Point of View

My Pick: It’s always interesting leading up to the Teddy Bear Toss game to speculate who’ll score the all-important first goal. Last year Cory Millette sent the bears flying, my guess this season is that 17-year-old Jordy Bellerive will score the Teddy goal. Mark it down!

Gone Streakin’: The Hurricanes are in the midst of their longest winning streak of the season at five games. The ‘Canes have reeled off five straight victories, three of which on the road, to claw back to five-hundred on the season. It’s the first time since October 18th the Hurricanes have had an above five-hundred record. They enter tonight 12-11-1-2 on the year.

Red Deer Point of View

Rebel-Yell: All the Rebels do is likely yell about the struggles they’ve had against the Hurricanes in recent season. The ‘Canes earned a 6-1 win over the Rebels in their only meeting this season. Lethbridge has won eight of the last nine match ups dating back to 2015.

500: After a strong start to the season, the Rebels have slipped back to the pack as they enter play tonight 13-11-2-2 on the season. The Rebels are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory over the Saskatoon Blades on Wednesday night and sit with a 4-4-1-1 record in their last ten games.

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