December 12 – Canes Chatter
Fan Bus to Med Hat: The Hurricanes will be holding their first Fan Bus of the season on December 30th when the team travels to take on the Medicine Hat Tigers. For just $60 that will secure your seat to and from the Canalta Centre as well as your ticket to the game. Purchase by calling 403-328-1986.
Last Home Game: Wednesday will be the Hurricanes final home game before the annual Christmas break. The ‘Canes will take on the Kamloops Blazers at 7:00pm! Get your tickets online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.
Christmas Special: Take advantage of the Hurricanes Christmas Special. Buy any Hurricanes hat and two tickets for $50 OR buy a Hurricanes hoody and two tickets for $60. These can only be purchased in the Hurricanes Store and only available until Friday, December 16th. Other Conditions Apply.
Christmas Hours: The Hurricanes Office, and Store, will be closed for the Christmas Break. The hours are as follows: December 19-27 (Closed), December 28 (Open at 3:00pm), December 29 – January 1 (Closed). Regular office hours will resume on Monday, January 2nd.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Wednesday, December 7th – 5-4 OT Win vs. Regina Pats: Brennan Menell scored the overtime winner as the Hurricanes earned their first win over Regina since Game One of last year’s post-season series. It was just the third time in the 12 head-to-head meetings that the ‘Canes defeated the Pats.
Friday, December 9th – 3-2 Win vs. Medicine Hat Tigers: The Hurricanes continued their streak with a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Friday night. Giorgio Estephan scored just over three minutes left in regulation to lift the Hurricanes to the win.
Saturday, December 10th – 5-4 OT Win at Swift Current Broncos: The Hurricanes let a 4-1 third period lead slip away as the Broncos came back to force overtime but for the second time in four days Brennan Menell played hero scoring the OT winner just 43 seconds into the extra session.
Sunday, December 11th – 6-5 Win vs. Kelowna Rockets: The Hurricanes continued to roll picking up a 6-5 win on Sunday over the Rockets in what was a back-and-forth affair. Egor Babenko scored his ninth of the season on a power play late in the third that proved to be the game winning goal. The win extended the ‘Canes streak to 11-0-1-0 in their last 12 games and six straight victories.
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE
Wednesday, December 14th, 7:00pm vs. Kamloops Blazers: The Hurricanes will look to continue their hot roll on Wednesday night as they welcome the Kamloops Blazers for the only time this season. The Hurricanes knocked off the Blazers 2-1 in overtime in early November at the Sandman Centre when Jordy Bellerive scored the OT winner. It is also the last home game for the Hurricanes before the Christmas break.
Friday, December 16th, 7:00pm at Edmonton Oil Kings: The Hurricanes will play their final game of the unofficial first half of the season on Friday when they play their last game before Christmas in Edmonton at Rogers Place. The Hurricanes earned a 6-4 win in the Alberta Capital last Monday.
Monday, December 12th – DAY OFF
Tuesday, December 13th – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:00pm)
Wednesday, December 14th – GAME DAY SKATE: ENMAX Centre (10:00am to 11:00am)
GAME: 7:00pm vs. Kamloops Blazers
Thursday, December 15th – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:00pm)
Friday, December 16th –GAME: 7:00pm at Edmonton Oil Kings (Listen on 106.7 ROCK)
Saturday, December 17th – CHRISTMAS BREAK BEGINS
NEWS & NOTES
“WE’RE GOING STREAKIN’”: The Hurricanes continued their red hot run on Sunday knocking off the Kelowna Rockets 6-5 at the ENMAX Centre. The ‘Canes are the hottest team in the WHL right now having posted an impressive 11-0-1-0 record in their last 12 games. The ‘Canes have won five straight outings while scoring an impressive 27 goals in those five games.
All-Time Leader: Hurricanes netminder Stuart Skinner became the All-Time Franchise leader in saves on Sunday night making career save 3,517 against the Rockets in the second period. Skinner surpassed Darcy Austin for the all-time lead; Austin set the previous record of 3,516 between 1990 and 1992.
Top 30 Players: The Hurricanes continue to unveil their Top 30 Players in franchise history. Coming in at #15 was forward Shane Willis. Willis spent parts of two seasons with the Hurricanes appearing in 90 games as a ‘Cane registering 151 points (80g-71a). He was a key contributor in the Hurricanes 1997 Championship and Memorial Cup appearance.