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March 20 – Canes Chatter

PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

#AllAboard: The Hurricanes 2017 WHL Playoffs slogan will be #AllAboard! Be sure to Tweet and Facebook your pictures and videos with the hashtag! Join the party! Also, tweet us when you buy your Playoff tickets with a photo and the hashtag #MyPlayoffTix! GO CANES GO!

Playoff Tickets NOW Available: Single game tickets for the Hurricanes first round series with the Red Deer Rebels are now on sale! The ‘Canes and Rebels kick off the best-of-seven series this Saturday and Sunday at the ENMAX Centre. Tickets are available for purchase online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

WALK UP PRICING:
Adult – $25.00                    Senior (65+) – $22.00                       Youth (3-17) – $18.00

Tailgate Party: Browns Socialhouse and the Hurricanes will be holding a Tailgate Party prior to Game 1 of the playoffs on Saturday! The tailgate party will include burgers and water available by donation with all proceeds going to United Way Lethbridge.

Next Home Game: The Hurricanes will be back at home on Saturday, March 25th when they host the Red Deer Rebels in Game 1 of their first round series 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, March 15th – 8-1 Win vs. Kootenay Ice: The Hurricanes earned an 8-1 victory on Awards Night as they beat up on the Kootenay Ice. Giorgio Estephan led the way with his first WHL hat-trick and an assist in the game while Ryan Vandervlis, Egor Babenko and Alec Baer all chipped in three points.

Friday, March 17th – 5-1 Loss vs. Medicine Hat Tigers: The ‘Canes were handed a 5-1 loss in their final home game of the season on Friday night. Ryan Bowen scored the lone goal of the game for the Hurricanes while Stuart Skinner made 37 saves.

Saturday, March 18th – 8-7 Loss at Medicine Hat Tigers: The Hurricanes wrapped up the regular season with a wild 8-7 loss in Medicine Hat to the Tigers. Tyler Wong scored his 50th and 51st goals of the season while adding two assists while Calen Addison, Giorgio Estephan, Ryan Vandervlis, Egor Babenko and Brennan Menell all had multi-point efforts.

THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE

Saturday, March 25th, 7:00pm – GAME 1 – vs. Red Deer Rebels: The Hurricanes begin their 2017 WHL Playoffs on Saturday when they welcome the Red Deer Rebels in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series. The ‘Canes finished with a 5-0-1-0 record in the regular season against the Rebels and have posted a lopsided 13-1-1-0 record against Red Deer dating back to February of 2015.

Sunday, March 26th, 6:00pm – GAME 2 – vs. Red Deer Rebels: The ‘Canes continue their best-of-seven series against the Red Deer Rebels on Sunday at 6:00pm at the ENMAX Centre. The series will shift to Red Deer for Games 3 and 4 on Wednesday and Thursday.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Monday, March 20th – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Tuesday, March 21st – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Wednesday, March 22nd – OFF SITE (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Thursday, March 23rd – OFF SITE (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Friday, March 24th – OFF SITE (10:45am to 1:15pm)
Saturday, March 25thGAME 1: 7:00pm vs. Red Deer Rebels
Sunday, March 26thGAME 2: 6:00pm vs. Red Deer Rebels

NEWS & NOTES

Playoffs Begin: The Hurricanes will begin their 2017 WHL Playoffs this coming Saturday when they welcome the Red Deer Rebels in a best-of-seven first round series. The ‘Canes begin the post-season with home ice advantage after finishing second in the Central Division with a 44-21-4-3 record.

WHL Leader: Tyler Wong needed the final regular season game to finally reach the 50-goal plateau. Wong scored twice in an 8-7 loss in Medicine Hat as he ends the season atop the WHL goal scoring race with 51 goals, tied with Swift Current’s Tyler Steenbergen. Wong is the first ‘Cane to score 50-or-more goals since 1997-1998 when Shane Willis potted 58.

Top 30 Players: The Hurricanes unveiled the #1 player in the Top 30 Players. Coming in at #1 was defenseman Brent Seabrook. The Tsawwassen, BC product played parts of five seasons with the Hurricanes appearing in 264 games registering 176 points (39g-137a) along with 397 penalty minutes. He is a three time Stanley Cup Champion with the Chicago Blackhawks and has a World Junior Gold medal and an Olympic Gold medal as well.

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