The Hurricanes picked up just two points on their recent road trip to B.C., but that was enough to even things with the Raiders. The Canes' certainly played well enough in my opinion to win all three of those games. Of course all the talk has been Rich Preston's blow up on the bench Saturday night late in the game against Kelowna when he starting tossing things off the bench and onto the ice is pure frustration with the officials. The funny thing is, Preston was quite calm while doing so. As one might have expected, the video is on You Tube. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLFaZltFRrM. Personally, I would expect any coach in this league to get upset after that call. For Rich Preston that was totally out of character for a guy who is usually cool, calm, and collected behind the bench. I guess he had just about enough on that night. It's too bad the game had to end that way. He was quoted after the game in the Kelowna paper and called it a "phantom call". Will Preston get fined? More than likely. How about a suspension? I don't know about that. I hope not, but that will be up to the WHL brass to decide. No question though the next time the Hurricanes play in Kelowna, the fans at Prospera Place will have memories of airborne water bottles!
This week, the Hurricanes will play three games in four nights. They'll host Moose Jaw on Wednesday, travel to Calgary Friday and be back at home Saturday to host the Medicine Hat Tigers.
HURRICANES THIS WEEK
Head Coach and G.M. Rich Preston is expected to join Fred and I on the program tonight. Preston will be attending some league meetings in Calgary today, so we hope to steal a few minutes of his time. Also on the program will be Bob Ridley, the long time radio voice of the Medicine Hat Tigers. The show starts at 6:00 pm (MST) on CJOC.
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