Hurricanes men’s hockey prepare for busy weekend of games
October 10, 2013
After an opening weekend that seen the men’s hockey ‘Canes pick up a win over the Maniacs and a close loss to the Western Red Wings, the Hurricanes have set their sights on a pair of new opponents this weekend.
On Saturday night at the Simmons Sport Centre the Hurricanes (1-1-0) will play host to the Sherwood Falcons (1-2-0), puck drop is at 8:15pm. The Hurricanes Jonathan Boutin is expected to make his season debut in goal. In six games played last season between these two teams, the season series was tied 3-3.
On Sunday evening the Hurricanes will take on the Kensington Vipers (1-0-0) for the first time this season when they visit the Kensington Community Gardens for a 7:00pm puck drop. The Vipers are the defending IJHL and Don Johnson Cup champions. The Hurricanes were 0-5-1 versus the Vipers last season.
‘Canes second year player Cody White is looking forward to this weekend’s challenge. “We’re facing two strong teams this weekend in Sherwood and Kensington; we’re going to have to carry over our momentum from a good opening weekend to come away with four points”.
Hurricanes third year head coach Ryan Maxwell is looking ahead to what new acquisitions can do this season. “Sherwood and Kensington are two good organizations. The Vipers have proved to be the class of the league over the last several years. We are looking forward to the challenge this weekend with the addition of newly acquired players. We will continue to mesh as a team and create a winning attitude no matter who we are playing.”
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