KELOWNA, BC - The Lethbridge Hurricanes take on the Kelowna Rockets tonight.
It's the first of three meetings this season between these two teams. The Rockets won both games the two clubs played last year. The Canes are playing their best hockey of the season right now, with 7 wins in their last 9 games. Lethbridge is being lead by Captain Cam Braes who has 10 points in his last 6 games, including 7 goals. During this recent streak for the Hurricanes, we've seen a lot more from the rookies and it's paying off. Sam McKechnie and Jamal Watson each have 3 points in their last 5 games and Adam Henry has chipped in with 5 assists during that same time. Getting contributions from across the line-up as well as stellar goaltending has been a big reason for the turn-around. I would expect to see both Damien Ketlo and Liam Liston start games this week.
The Hurricanes held a good practice in Kelowna yesterday. Defenceman Daniel Johnston will return to the line-up tonight against the Rockets after missing the few games with injury. Brody Sutter also skated Tuesday, but his status for tonight isn't known. Sutter left the last game after blocking a shot. Other than that, the Hurricanes are, for the most part a healthy group as they begin this B.C. road trip here in the Okanagan.
Game time from Prospera Centre in Kelowna is 8:00 pm (MST). The pre-game show on CJOC at 7:30.