The Canes' are coming off two losses a week ago, 3-2 in overtime to the Wheat Kings in Brandon and a 3-0 loss in Moose Jaw. Despite the losses, Lethbridge still sits with a 10-7-1-3 record and 4th place in the Eastern Conference. The Canes' haven't played since last Saturday, so they should be well rested for tonight and tomorrow when the Saskatoon Blades come to town.
The Raiders have been struggling coming into this game. They have just one victory in their past 10 games. The Canes' beat the Raiders in P.A. 2-1 in a shootout back on October 23rd. The Hurricanes are hoping to have some extra firepower in the line-up tonight too. Forward Austin Fyten might see his first WHL action since October 8th. He was injured during a game against Prince George when he fractured his foot, puting him out for the past 15 games. He was on a tear before he was inured, scoring six goals in just five games. Hurricanes Head Coach and GM Rich Preston told CJOC this week that Fyten has been skating for the past week. As for Graham Hood and Jacob Berglund, both players were injured last week in Brandon. Preston says their injuries aren't really that serious and will likely keep them out of action for the next week.
As we've been talking a lot about for the past week on this blog, this is "Pink in the Rink" weekend in Lethbridge. The Canes' will wear special pink jerseys tonight and tomorrow and then auction them off to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. This will be the second season the Hurricanes have gone ahead with this event. Last year, they raised in excess of $20,000 for cancer research. To donate to the cause on-line, follow the link on the blog post below this one.
Tonight's game from the ENMAX Centre starts at 7:00 pm (MST). The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30.
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