The Lethbridge Hurricanes start week 3 of the this WHL season with a .500 record at 2-2 after rebounding this past weekend in Cranbrook with a 4-2 win over the Kootenay ICE.
It was a solid effort for 60 minutes compared to their previous game when they lost 3-0 and were totally dominated by the Edmonton Oil Kings. Even Head Coach and GM Rich Preston said his team was "schooled" in that game, but the Canes did a good job on Saturday, holding the ICE to under 20 shots the entire night and saw their power play click 3 times. Russ Maxwell had an outstanding game with 4 points.
This week, the Hurricanes play only twice, both south of the border. On Wednesday, the Canes pack up and hit the road to Kennewick, Washington as they get set to play the Tri-City Americans on Friday night. That game will see the return of Hurricanes goalie Ty Rimmer to his old stomping grounds and he'd love nothing more than to leave the Toyota Centre will one more win under his belt. On Saturday, the Canes will travel back north to play the Chiefs in Spokane. Both games are 8:00 pm (MDT) starts. The pre-game shows on CJOC at 7:30. The Canes next home game is next Tuesday (Oct. 9) when they host the visiting Prince Albert Raiders.
Starting this month and heading into the first two weeks of November, the Hurricanes play 12 of their next 16 games at home, so no question a very important stretch of hockey for this team.
HURRICANES THIS WEEK
Hurricanes This Week is back on CJOC Monday night at 7:00 (MDT). Joing Fred and I will be Hurricanes Captain Graham Hood, Board of Directors President Brian McNaughton, and Craig West, the radio voice of the Tri-City Americans.