Canes Chatter – April 16
ON SALE NOW: The Hurricanes are off to the third round of the WHL Playoffs for the second straight season. Tickets for Game 3 and Game 4 are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.
Party Deck: Have a group of 10? Take advantage of the Hurricanes Party Deck. Buy 10 tickets for you and your group for $300 and have your own group setting. You will also have access to a cash bar while being right up close to all the action. Call 403-328-1986 to get your Party Deck tickets today!
Home Away From Home: Catch all the Hurricanes road action all playoffs long at Browns Socialhouse in Lethbridge. There are two locations to choose from: South (on Mayor Magrath Drive) and West (University Drive). Browns Socialhouse is your official Home Away From Home.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Tuesday, April 10th – 5-4 Loss at Brandon Wheat Kings (Game 3): The ‘Canes were handed a 5-4 loss by the Wheat Kings in Game 3 in Brandon on Tuesday. Brad Morrison scored twice while Calen Addison and Logan Barlage had the others in the loss.
Wednesday, April 11th – 7-4 Win at Brandon Wheat Kings (Game 4): The ‘Canes bounced back and earned a 7-4 victory in Game 4 on Wednesday in Brandon to take a 3-1 series lead. Brad Morrison and Jake Elmer each scored twice while Dylan Cozens, Zane Franklin and Logan Barlage had the others.
Friday, April 13th – 3-0 Win vs. Brandon Wheat Kings (Game 5): The ‘Canes eliminated the Wheat Kings in Game 5 on Friday as Lethbridge earned a 3-0 win at the ENMAX Centre. Brad Morrison, for the third straight game, scored twice while Logan Barlage had the other. Logan Flodell made 32 saves for his second shutout of the post-season as the ‘Canes advanced to the East Final for the second straight year.
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE
The Hurricanes third round opponent is yet to be determined as the Swift Current Broncos will visit the Moose Jaw Warriors Monday at 7:00pm in a winner-take-all Game 7. The ‘Canes will face the winner of the series; the schedule will be announced on Tuesday but it is expected to begin on Friday and Saturday.
Monday, April 16th – 12:30pm to 3:00pm (ENMAX Centre)
Tuesday, April 17th – 12:30pm to 3:00pm (ENMAX Centre)
Wednesday, April 18th – 12:30pm to 3:00pm (ENMAX Centre)
Thursday, April 19th – TRAVEL DAY
Friday, April 20th – POTENTIAL GAME: 7:00pm xat TBD (Game 1)
Saturday, April 21st – POTENTIAL GAME: 7:00pm at TBD (Game 2)
Sunday, April 22nd – OFF DAY
NEWS & NOTES
Round 3, Again: The Hurricanes have advanced to the Eastern Conference Championship Series for the second consecutive season after eliminating the Brandon Wheat Kings in the second round of the WHL Playoffs last Friday. The ‘Canes fell to the Regina Pats in six games last year in the East Final.
4-Less: The Hurricanes are off to the third round and have played four less games compared to last season when they went to the East Final. The ‘Canes needed seven games in the first and second round last year en route to the third round while this season the ‘Canes just needed five games in each of the first two rounds.
TBD: The ‘Canes await to find out who they’ll face in the third round of the playoffs. They will either face the Swift Current Broncos or the Moose Jaw Warriors; the two teams will face-off in Game 7 on Monday night in Moose Jaw. The ‘Canes posted a 1-2-1-0 record in the regular season against the Warriors and a 1-3-0-0 record against the Broncos.
Once/None: The ‘Canes have faced the Moose Jaw Warriors just once before in the WHL Playoffs with that meeting coming back in 1997 when Lethbridge defeated MJ in six games in the second round. Lethbridge has never faced Swift Current in the post-season.