Red Wings, Hurricanes clash in key game Saturday

Jason Simmonds
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In IJHL action at Evangeline Recreation Centre

ABRAM-VILLAGE – The Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings will host the Holland College Hurricanes in an important Island Junior Hockey League game on Saturday.

Fidan Feta of the Arsenault’s Fish Mart Western Red Wings carries the puck during a recent Island Junior Hockey League action.

The opening faceoff at the Evangeline Recreation Centre is scheduled for 7 p.m.

The fourth-place Red Wings go into the contest with a three-point lead over the Hurricanes. The Red Wings’ record is 5-8-1 (won-lost-overtime/shootout losses) for 11 points, and the Hurricanes have eight points on the strength of a 3-11-2 resumé.

The two teams met in Abram-Village last Sunday, and the Red Wings pulled out a 6-4 decision.

After losing seven games in a row, the Red Wings have won four of their last six games under new head coach Greg Rivard.

The Hurricanes will be looking to snap a nine-game losing streak, despite dropping four one-goal games during this stretch.

Matt Derry, who has handled the bulk of the playing time for the Hurricanes this season, is expected to get the call in goal. Derry has played in 12 of the team’s 16 games, and has a 4.81 goals-against average and .872 save percentage.

 

Vipers off

Meanwhile, the league-leading Kensington Moase Plumbing and Heating Vipers (15-2-0), who normally play their home games on Sunday nights, are off this week due to university exams.

 

Organizations: Red Wings, Evangeline Recreation Centre

Geographic location: Abram-Village

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