Hurricanes welcome Rebels for first round of 2018 WHL Playoffs
There will be a renewal of a longstanding Central Division rivalry when the puck drops on the 2018 WHL Playoffs as the Lethbridge Hurricanes play host to the Red Deer Rebels.
The 2017 WHL Playoffs featured a spirited, seven-game slugfest between the Hurricanes and Rebels, as the two Central Division foes entertained fans across central and southern Alberta with a nail-biting first round slate.
In 2018, the Hurricanes once again hold home ice advantage as the second-place finished in the division, while the upstart Rebels roar into the playoffs as the third-place team in the Central, having executed a monumental second-half turnaround to storm into the WHL Playoff picture as one of the hottest teams in the league.
Captained by heart-and-soul forward Jordy Bellerive, who is enjoying a career campaign with 91 points (45G-46A), the Hurricanes will aim to cool the young spunk of the Rebels, fuelled by the high-end finish of veteran forward Mason McCarty (38-36–74).
Game 1 of the best-of-seven series goes Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. MT from the Enmax Centre in Lethbridge.
|1||Red Deer||@||Lethbridge||Friday, March 23||7:00|
|2||Red Deer||@||Lethbridge||Saturday, March 24||7:00|
|3||Lethbridge||@||Red Deer||Tuesday, March 27||7:00|
|4||Lethbridge||@||Red Deer||Wednesday, March 28||7:00|
|5 *||Red Deer||@||Lethbridge||Saturday, March 31||7:00|
|6 *||Lethbridge||@||Red Deer||Sunday, April 1||6:00|
|7 *||Red Deer||@||Lethbridge||Tuesday, April 3||7:00|
* If necessary