Wed Dec 12

HURRICANES WELCOME ROCKETS LIVE ON SPORTSNET – Jaimen Yakubowski and the Lethbridge Hurricanes (16-14-1-4) host Tyson Baillie and the Kelowna Rockets (20-9-1-1) in WHL action on Wednesday night, live on Sportsnet (7:00pm MST).

The Hurricanes skated to a 6-1 win over the visiting Kootenay Ice on Saturday night for their second victory over their last three games, and currently sit in fourth place in the Central Division.  Yakubowski was named the Denny’s WHL Player of the Week for a second consecutive week on Monday.  The ‘Canes are 11-6-1-2 at home this year.

The Rockets claimed a 3-1 victory in Cranbrook over the Kootenay Ice on Tuesday night for their third straight triumph, and currently occupy second place in the B.C. Division.  Baillie has scored two goals in each of his last two games.  The Rockets are 7-7-1-1 away from home this season.

It’s the first of two meetings this season between the Rockets and Hurricanes.  The teams met up three times last season, with the Hurricanes winning twice.