The Lethbridge Hurricanes put the breaks to an 8 game losing streak on Saturday with an 8-2 victory over a banged up Swift Current Broncos team. The Canes' were full value for the win and broke out with their biggest offensive game of the season. It was perhaps just what this team needed in more ways than one. They had come close to getting a number of wins over the passed month, but fell short by a goal here and a goal there in most of those games. It was also a nice way to kick off the new year for this team too.
The Hurricanes will head south to the U.S. on Wednesday and will play two very tough opponents coming up on the weekend. Friday, the Canes' will be in Spokane and on Saturday Lethbridge will travel into Kennewick to face the Tri-City Americans. These are two of the hotter teams in the WHL as of late and will certainly be a big test for Lethbridge. Staying out of the penalty box will have to be the primary focus if the Hurricanes want a shot at beating these teams. Friday's game will also mark the return of Mike Reddington and Landon Oslanski since they were traded to Lethbridge at the start of last season in return for Kyle Beach.
The WHL's trade deadline is one week away. A few big names have already been moved across the league the past few weeks and more than likely there'll be a few more big names changing jerseys before next Monday. As for the Hurricanes, whether Rich Preston and Brad Robson have any moves up their sleeves remains to be seen. It should be an interesting week nonetheless.
Hurricanes This Week is back on the air Monday night for the first time in two weeks. Tonight Fred and I will be joined by Hurricanes rookie forward Michael Sofillas, Canes' Associate Coach Matt Kabayama and Mike Boyle, the radio voice of the Spokane Chiefs. The show starts at 6:0o pm (MST) on CJOC.
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