February 13 – Canes Chatter
Fan Bus, February 25th: The Hurricanes will be holding another Fan Bus on Saturday, February 26th when the ‘Canes travel to Cranbrook to face the Kootenay Ice. Tickets are $60.00 and that gets you your ride to and from Cranbrook brought to you by CareFree Express as well as your ticket to the game. Call the ‘Canes office at 403-328-1986 to reserve your seat today!
Copperwood Skate: On Sunday, February 26th the Hurricanes will be holding the Copperwood Skate with the ‘Canes from 12:00pm until 4:00pm. The skate will take place behind the Copperwood show homes. It is open to the public. Bring your skates, sticks and helmets for family fun!
Unused Season Ticket Exchange Program: Be sure to drop off any of your unused season tickets are the United Way table under Section KK or HH at our next home game. Tickets will be exchanged for the March 11th game for individuals and families who might not normally be able to attend a ‘Canes game!
Deck Party: Book your private deck party today! You’ll have a full deck to yourself and can seat 50-100 people. Three options available starting at $1,225.00. You’ll never be closer to the action! Call Dylan or Tamara at 403-328-1986 to set your booking up today!
Next Home Game: The Hurricanes will be back at home on Friday, February 17th when they host the Victoria Royals at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm. Ticket are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Wednesday, February 8th – 7-3 Win at Red Deer Rebels: The Hurricanes continued their dominance of the Rebels earning a 7-3 win. Seven different goal scorers lit the lamp in the win. ‘Canes finished the season series with a 5-0-1-0 record against Red Deer.
Friday, February 10th – 4-2 Win vs. Prince Albert Raiders: The Hurricanes won their ninth straight game doubling the Raiders 4-2 Friday night. Tyler Wong suited up for career game 300 in the win.
Saturday, February 11th – 5-0 Loss at Medicine Hat Tigers: The Hurricanes had their nine game winning streak snapped as they were handed a 5-0 defeat by the Tigers Saturday night at the Canalta Centre.
Sunday, February 12th – 6-4 Win at Kootenay Ice: The ‘Canes jumped back in the win column as they picked up a 6-4 win in Cranbrook. Adam Swan earned his first WHL win in his first WHL start in the game.
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE
Friday, February 17th, 7:00pm vs. Victoria Royals: The Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre on Friday as they kick off a four game home stand against the Victoria Royals. The ‘Canes are 1-0-0-1 against Victoria this season. It will be the final game against Western Conference opponents for the Hurricanes.
Saturday, February 18th, 7:00pm vs. Saskatoon Blades: The ‘Canes play the second of a four game home stand on Saturday when they welcome the Blades at the ENMAX Centre. Hurricanes and Blades have split two games so far this season with the road team winning both games.
Monday, February 13th – DAY OFF
Tuesday, February 14th – DAY OFF
Wednesday, February 15th – DAY OFF
Thursday, February 16th – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Friday, February 17th – GAME DAY SKATE: (10:00am to 10:20am)
GAME: 7:00pm vs. Victoria Royals
Saturday, February 18th – GAME: 7:00pm vs. Saskatoon Blades
Sunday, February 19th – DAY OFF
NEWS & NOTES
4 Out of 6: The ‘Canes kicked off their final three-in-three weekend with their ninth straight win on Friday earning a 4-2 win over the Prince Albert Raiders. The ‘Canes had their winning streak snapped on Saturday before jumping back in the win column Sunday in Kootenay. The ‘Canes earned four out of a possible six points over the weekend.
Swan Dive: The Hurricanes have called up affiliate goaltender Adam Swan for the remainder of the season. Swan made his first WHL appearance on Saturday in relief in Medicine Hat and stopped all four shots he faced. Swan then made his first WHL start Sunday in Kootenay and made 28 saves for the victory.
Top 30 Players: In at #6 on the ‘Canes Top 30 Players was Byron Ritchie. Ritchie, who is currently the Captain of MODO in Sweden, played his entire junior career with the Hurricanes appearing in 231 regular season games collecting 297 points (131g-166a) with 454 penalty minutes. He went on to play in the National Hockey League with the Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks collecting 58 points (25g-33a) along with 373 penalty minutes.