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March 6 – Canes Weekly Chatter

PROMOTIONS/EVENTS

Fan Appreciation Night: The Hurricanes will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday, March 11th against the Calgary Hitmen. The night will include fan giveaways as well as full team signed autographs.

Fan Bus, March 18th: The Hurricanes will be holding another Fan Bus on Saturday, March 18th when the ‘Canes travel to Medicine Hat to take on the Tigers. Tickets are $60.00 and that gets you your ride to and from Medicine Hat 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!

Playoff Package for Season Ticket Holders: Are you a season ticket holder? Be sure to secure your seats for the 2017 Playoffs by purchasing your Playoff Ticket Package today! Seats will be released to the public for post-season games starting on Friday, March 18th.

Next Home Game: The Hurricanes will be back at home on Wednesday, March 8th when they host the Edmonton Oil Kings 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

Tuesday, February 28th – 4-1 Win at Regina Pats: The Hurricanes kicked off a four game in five night East Division trip with a 4-1 win in Regina over the Pats. Tyler Wong led the way with two goals and one assist while Stuart Skinner made 42 saves.

Wednesday, March 1st – 3-2 OT Win at Brandon Wheat Kings: Ryan Vandervlis and Alec Baer scored in regulation before Giorgio Estephan netted the overtime winner in his 250th career game as the ‘Canes defeated the Wheat Kings 3-2 in overtime.

Friday, March 3rd – 5-2 Win at Prince Albert Raiders: Tyler Wong and Matt Alfaro each had three points while Brennan Menell picked four assists as the ‘Canes earned a 5-2 win over the Raiders sweeping the season series. Ryan Gilchrist won his sixth straight game with 38 saves in the victory.

Saturday, March 4th – 5-4 OT Win at Saskatoon Blades: The Hurricanes swept a five game road trip as they earned a come-from-behind 5-4 overtime victory over the Blades. Brennan Menell scored his third overtime winner of the season while Tyler Wong reach the 100-point plateau with four assist in the win.

THIS WEEK’S GAME SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 8th, 7:00pm vs. Edmonton Oil Kings: The Hurricanes return home to kick off the final six games of the regular season on Wednesday when they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings for the final time this season. The ‘Canes have posted a 4-1-0-0 record against Edmonton this season.

Friday, March 10th, 7:00pm at Calgary Hitmen: The ‘Canes play the first of a home-and-home with the Calgary Hitmen on Friday in Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome. The ‘Canes have posted a 3-0-1-0 record against Calgary this season.

Saturday, March 11th, 7:00pm vs. Calgary Hitmen: The Hurricanes will kick off a three game home-stand on Saturday when they play the back half of a home-and-home with the Calgary Hitmen. The ‘Canes have won both head-to-head meetings against Calgary at home this season.

PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Monday, March 6th – DAY OFF
Tuesday, March 7th – ATB Centre (1:15pm to 3:15pm)
Wednesday, March 8th – GAME DAY SKATE: ENMAX Centre (10:00am to 10:30am)
                                             GAME: 7:00pm vs. Edmonton Oil Kings
Thursday, March 9th – ENMAX Centre (12:30pm to 3:30pm)
Friday, March 10thGAME: 7:00pm at Calgary Hitmen (Listen on 106.7 ROCK)
Saturday, March 11thGAME: 7:00pm vs. Calgary Hitmen
Sunday, March 12th – DAY OFF

NEWS & NOTES 

Century Mark: Tyler Wong became the 20th player in Lethbridge Hurricanes history to reach the 100-point plateau in a single season. Wong eclipsed the milestone on a Giorigo Estephan goal in Saskatoon on Saturday, March 4th. Wong currently sits first in WHL goals (48) and third in WHL points (101).

CaneTrain Rollin’: The Hurricanes have won six straight games after a 5-4 overtime win in Saskatoon on Saturday. The ‘Canes are 22-2-1-1 in their last 26 games. The ‘Canes are 11-1-1-0 in their last 13 games away from the ENMAX Centre.

Top 30 Players: The Hurricanes continue to unveil their Top 30 Players in franchise history. Coming in a #3 on the list was forward Jason Ruff. Ruff played four seasons with the Hurricanes from 1987 until 1991. He is the all-time leader in goals (183) and points (382).

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