July 18th, 2024

Canes take lessons from road trip, prepare for Pats

By Lethbridge Herald on January 24, 2024.

By Justin Seward

Lethbridge Herald

The Lethbridge Hurricanes saw some positives and learning lessons on this recent road trip, despite only winning once in four games.  

Head coach Bill Peters highlighted in games where they were in it such as being in a 2-2 game with Moose Jaw  after two periods and after having a strong first period in Brandon that the games got away from them.

“We got to make sure that we’re a more complete team playing 60 minutes,” said Peters.

Peters liked how much time the Canes spent with the puck.

“Especially when the games were on the line,” said Peters.

Forward Dylan Sydor said it’s a good learning curve.

“When you get beat pretty good in that last game, you kind of reflect, you kind of hit the drawing board and got to start over,” said Sydor.

The Hurricanes will play the next three out of four games at home beginning Friday night when they host the Regina Pats.

Peters thinks the Pats are a good faceoff team.

“They (have) got a lot of wingers who take faceoffs,” said Peters.

“So you (have) got to bear down on that original 50/50 puck battle of your shift and if you don’t win it, now you got to check the puck back. So faceoffs will be something that we focus on here today (Wednesday) and Thursday in preparation of the Regina game Friday.”

After the Canes beat the Pats 6-2 last week during the road trip, forward Sean Tschigerl thinks the Pats are going to want the rematch and Lethbridge will need to be ready to work.

“I mean they work hard,” said Tschigerl.

 “It’s been a staple of theirs for many years and we got to be able to match that  intensity and special teams is (a) big part of that ,” said Tschigerl.

He said these are much needed points at home.

Puck drop between the Hurricanes and Pats is at 7 p.m. at the Enmax Centre on Friday night.

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