The Lethbridge Hurricanes hope to build on what was a very strong performance against the Brandon Wheat Kings the other night as they get set for a busy week with four games in five nights and three of those games are against divisional opponents.
The Canes' are 6-5-0-2 on the season and they've been without one of their top guns, Austin Fyten for the majority of those games. Fyten still has a fractured foot, but is getting close to returning. He's already been out three weeks and is about two weeks away from getting back in the line-up if all goes well.
It was certainly nice to see the Canes' get a flurry of goals during that 6-3 win over Brandon. Regardless of whether the Wheaties were tired or not, the Hurricanes needed are were due for a break-out game offensively. They were chomping at the bit to finally find some sort of groove at home and they did just that on Saturday. Alex Kuvaev continues to get better and better each game and it was nice to see him score three goals in the Hurricanes last two games. He now has five on the season. All-in-all, sitting with a record just above the .500 mark isn't all that bad given how close it is right across the Eastern Conference. I don't think we've seen the best of this team either to be honest. Given the Hurricanes lack of scoring at times in their first 14 games, the record they have right now isn't all that bad. It's just a matter of being consistent. Hopefully, the win against Brandon will be somewhat of turning point for the Hurricanes this season.
So four games in five nights to open the month of November. The Hurricanes will see Medicine Hat twice in the days ahead. The Canes' will travel to the Hat Wednesday and the Tigers will make the trip to Lethbridge on Sunday. In between, the Hurricanes will head to Cranbrook on Friday for a date with the Conference-leading Kootenay ICE and the Kamloops Blazers will stop by Lethbridge on Saturday. Busy, busy and some big points up from grabs in the coming days, especially those all important divisional games.
Hurricanes This Week
Our weekly CJOC talk show is back tonight at 6:00 pm (MDT). Tonight, Hurricanes Head Coach/GM Rich Preston will join Fred and I for the first 20 minutes of the program. We'll also speak with Hurricanes forward Austin Fyten and in our last segment of the show, we will head to Medicine Hat and speak with the long-time radio voice of the Tigers, Bob Ridley.
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