January 8 – Canes Chatter
Celebrity Dinner: On Saturday, January 19th the Hurricanes will be holding their 13th Annual Celebrity Dinner featuring special guest Bob McKenzie from TSN! The night will be hosted by Canadian comedian Kevin Stobo. The dinner will take place at the Sandman Signature Lodge, with cocktails beginning at 6:00pm. Tickets including individual tickets ($150.00) or a table of 10 ($1,250.00) for the event can be purchased by calling 403-328-1986.
Unused Season Ticket Exchange: On Wednesday, January 9th when the Hurricanes welcome the Kootenay Ice to the ENMAX Centre, it will be an Unused Season Ticket Exchange. Any unused season tickets along with a $3.00 fee can be used for a ticket to the game.
Pronghorns Game at ENMAX: On Thursday, January 10th, the Lethbridge Pronghorns Men’s Hockey Team will take on the University of Calgary at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm (Doors open at 5:00pm). Hurricanes Season Ticket holders will receive a free ticket voucher to the game when they visit the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre. (After 5pm, receive ticket at NW Entrance).
Party Deck: Have a private function and want to take in the Hurricanes game? Take advantage of the private party deck! Have your group of 50 or more have your own space! For details, call Tamara Nelson (403) 380-7508.
THE WEEK THAT WAS
Wednesday, January 2nd – 5-4 SO Loss at Red Deer Rebels: The Hurricanes were downed 5-4 in a shootout on Wednesday in Red Deer by the Rebels. Jake Leschyshyn, Calen Addison, Dylan Cozens and Taylor Ross scored in the defeat.
Friday, January 4th – 4-3 Win vs. Vancouver Giants: The Hurricanes ended a two-game losing streak on Friday against the Vancouver Giants. Jake Elmer scored twice, including the game-winning goal, while Jordy Bellerive and Taylor Ross added the others. Liam Hughes made 33 saves for his first win as a ‘Cane.
Sunday, January 6th – 5-2 Win at Edmonton Oil Kings: The ‘Canes leapfrogged the Oil Kings for top spot in the Central Division as they earned a 5-2 win Sunday at Rogers Place. Liam Hughes made 39 saves in the win while Dylan Cozens, Logan Barlage, Taylor Ross, Noah Boyko and Jordy Bellerive scored the goals.
THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE
Wednesday, January 9th – vs. Kootenay Ice (7:00pm): The Hurricanes welcome the Kootenay Ice for the first of two times this week on Wednesday. It will be the fourth of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Ice.
Friday, January 11th – vs. Edmonton Oil Kings (7:00pm): The Hurricanes continue a three-game homestand on Friday as they welcome the Oil Kings for the final time this season. It will be the first of two meetings this weekend between the ‘Canes and OK’s.
Saturday, January 12th – vs. Kootenay Ice (7:00pm): On Saturday, the Hurricanes welcome the Kootenay Ice for the second time this week. It will be the last time the Ice will visit the ENMAX Centre this season and is the second to last meeting on the year.
Sunday, January 13th – at Edmonton Oil Kings (5:00pm): On Sunday, the ‘Canes will make their final regular season trip to the Alberta Capital to face the Edmonton Oil Kings for the third time this week.
Tuesday, Jan. 8th – 12:30pm to 3:30pm (ENMAX Centre)
Wednesday, Jan. 9th – 10:00am to 11:00am (ENMAX Centre)
GAME: 7:00pm vs. Kootenay Ice
Thursday, Jan. 10th – 12:30pm to 3:30pm (ENMAX Centre)
Friday, Jan. 11th – 10:00am to 11:00am (ENMAX Centre)
GAME: 7:00pm vs. Edmonton Oil Kings
Saturday, Jan. 12th – GAME: 7:00pm vs. Kootenay Ice
Sunday, Jan. 13th – GAME: 4:00pm at Edmonton Oil Kings
NEWS & NOTES
Huge Hughes: Newly acquired goaltender Liam Hughes has been terrific since joining the Hurricanes. In three games, Hughes has posted a 2-0-0-1 record with a 2.92 goals against average and a .916 save percentage. Hughes has made a combined 72 saves over the last two games.
Central Foes: The Hurricanes are in a stretch where they play seven straight games against Central Division opponents. The ‘Canes will play two more against Edmonton, two against Kootenay and two against Red Deer. The Hurricanes so far this season have posted a 12-4-1-2 against divisional opponents this season.