Today’s Gameday Preview: Hitmen @ Hurricanes (3-3) in Game 7

DUBNetwork Feature Game of the night: Calgary Hitmen @ Lethbridge Hurricanes (3-3) 7 PM MDT

Nicholas Sheran Arena in Lethbridge, AB is getting ready for surely one of the biggest games the arena has seen in its history. Bitter divisional rivals, the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Calgary Hitmen are set to do battle for the final time in the WHL Playoffs as one of these teams will be eliminated tonight.

It’s been quite a series in central Alberta, with the each team using home ice advantage to get wins.

In this match-up it seems the home team has seemed to have the edge for the first four games of the series, while the last couple games have flipped that script.

An added component to the game tonight will be its unique atmosphere, playing in a setting rarely seen at the major junior level these days.

The same details apply for Game 7 tonight as Game 5 held in the storied city of Lethbridge.

In a back and forth ’bout, expect to see the same kind of thing tonight.

In Game 6, the power play proved to be the difference with the ‘Canes going three for four and the Hitmen only being able to strike once in three chances.

Leschyshyn (photo-Keith Hershmiller)

Jake Leschyshyn leads the scoring for the series with six goals and three apples counting altogether for nine points.

On the other side Dakota Krebs leads scoring for the Hitmen with Dakota Krebs taking the lead with one goal and six assists.

Considering the scoring overall in this series has been very high, each full roster seems to be contributing instead of just one player dominating.


Combined in the last two games, each team has counted 12 goals of their own, with Calgary drawing first blood in the last four games of the series. Keeping in mind, scoring first has been a sign of good things to come more often than not with Calgary winning three of four times in the last four games.

In saying that, should be quite the finale.

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