The Lethbridge Hurricanes host the Regina Pats tonight for their only game of the weekend.
The Canes and Pats have played 3 times this season, with Regina holding a 2-1 edge in wins in those games. This will be the final meeting. The two clubs hooked up back on February 4th in Regina and the Canes pulled out a 3-2 victory despite being out shot 47-13. This game marks the end of a five game home stand for Lethbridge. They don't play again after tonight until next Wednesday (Feb. 22) when they travel to Saskatoon for a date with the Blades. They'll be back home next Friday (Feb. 24) to host the Kelowna Rockets. The Canes have just a dozen games left after tonight's game with the Pats.
Right now, Regina sits in 7th spot in the Eastern Conference, 3 points ahead of Brandon and 3 points back of both Calgary and Saskatoon. Depending on how the rest of the regular season plays out, the Pats could climb as high as 3rd or 4th place to not making the post-season all together. They do however have an 11 point spread between themselves and the 9th place Red Deer Rebels, so I don't think Regina will be on the outside looking in this season when it comes to the playoffs.
Tonight is also Cancer Awareness Night at the ENMAX Centre. The Canes have teamed up with the Canadian Cancer Society - Relay for Life will all the proceeds from the event going towards cancer research.
With this also being the Alberta Family Day long-weekend, the Hurricanes will honour the families and billet families of the players this evening. They'll also host them for a brunch on Sunday and then Sunday afternoon at 2:30 a FREE event for fans at the ENMAX Centre as the team is hosting a skills competition.
Game time tonight is 7:00 (MST). The pre-game show on CJOC at 6:30.