Well, just 20 games to go in the regular season for the Lethbridge Hurricanes.
The Canes started last week off in style with a comeback win over the Kootenay ICE, but they weren't able to muster much offence this past weekend losing 8-2 to Medicine Hat and then dropping a 6-3 decision the next night to the Prince Albert Raiders on home ice. The Hurricanes got themselves into some penalty trouble in those last two games and paid dearly for it. They're going to have to tighten up defensively if they want to see some success away from the ENMAX Centre in the coming days.
After 52 games, Lethbridge sits with a record of 19-32-0-1. This week the Canes will hit the road for 3 games in 4 nights. They play in Swift Current Wednesday, Brandon on Friday, and Regina Saturday to open the February portion of their schedule. A couple of interesting story lines to follow this coming week as well. On Friday, it'll be the first trip back to Brandon this season for both Liam Liston and Spencer Galbraith since they were traded to Lethbridge back in October in exchange for Brandon Anderson. On Saturday, it'll be the last game for 20 year old Damien Ketlo in Regina, a team he spent the majority of his WHL career with. I'm sure both Liston and Ketlo would love nothing more than to get the start in goal against their former teams.
Captain Brody Sutter currently leads the Hurricanes with 22 goals and 22 assists for 44 points through 48 games this season. Nick Buonassisi also has 22 assists and Phil Tot, who's been playing extremely well since around mid-December has 19 helpers to go along with 10 goals.
HURRICANES THIS WEEK
It's time to bring back the Hurricanes Media Roundtable. For our last show of the month, Fred Jack and I will welcome back Paul Kingsmith from Global TV and Dylan Purcell from the Lethbridge Herald. The program will air LIVE at 6:00 pm (MST) from Average Joe's Sports Bar on 6th Street South.