June 16th, 2024

Hurricanes hosting Greig, Roersma and the Wheat Kings


By Dale Woodard on February 18, 2022.

Some familiar faces have been rolling through the Enmax Centre recently.

That trend will continue tonight as the Brandon Wheat Kings pay a visit to the Enmax Centre in Western Hockey League action tonight at 7 p.m.

Returning to their hometown tonight is Wheat Kings captain Ridly Greig and teammate Rylen Roersma.

The duo pay a visit after another Lethbridge product – former Canes goaltender Carl Tetachuk – paid a visit with the Moose Jaw Warriors Tuesday night.

A first round draft pick of the Ottawa Senators in 2020, Greig leads the Wheaties with 22 goals and 45 points, while Roersma has 13 goals and 21 points in 43 games.

While the Wheat Kings are comfortably in sixth place in the Eastern Conference at 23-15-3-2, eight points up on the 18-20-5-1 Calgary Hitmen, the Hurricanes remain locked in a playoff battle for eighth.

Following their 1-0 shootout win over the Warriors in which goaltender Bryan Thomson stopped all 30 regulation shots he faced, the Canes are 19-21-2-1, one point up on the Swift Current Broncos (17-24-5-1) and with four games in hand.

For the second straight game, the Hurricanes will be without leading scorer Justin Hall, who is currently out with an upper body injury.

Hall has 23 goals and 46 points in 40 games this season.

Alex Thacker is second on the Canes in scoring with eight goals and 38 points in 43 games. His 30 assists is tops on the team.

After tonight’s game, the Hurricanes hit the road to Medicine Hat to face the Tigers Saturday and are back home for three straight.

They host the Winnipeg Ice Wednesday, the Calgary Hitmen Feb. 25 and the Tigers Feb. 26.

On Thursday, the Canes, in conjunction with the WHL, announced an adjustment to the remainder of the 2021-22 regular season schedule.

The WHL announced that the regular season will now conclude April 17.

Should tie-breaker games be needed, those will be scheduled for April 19 with the playoffs to follow. The Hurricanes, who have 25-games remaining in this schedule, have five games rescheduled after earlier postponements and an extension to the regular season.

The Hurricanes will host the Saskatoon Blades April 6 and will be in Red Deer to face the Rebels April 8.

Lethbridge hosts Calgary April 9 and Moose Jaw April 15 and will travel to Calgary April 17 for a 2 p.m. game.

Tickets for the previously scheduled home dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates. .

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