The Sportsnet CHL Saturday Showcase heads west on Saturday as the Lethbridge Hurricanes (11-8-2-2) and Moose Jaw Warriors (11-5-3-1) meet in a battle of two closely matched WHL Eastern Conference clubs.
Tied with 26 points entering action, both the Hurricanes and host Warriors come off Friday night victories.
Overage forward Tristan Langan potted a pair of goals, with his 17th of the season serving as the overtime winner as the Warriors knocked-off visiting Edmonton 4-3. Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Justin Almeida set-up the overtime winner in his first action since suffering an injury representing Team WHL in the CIBC Canada Russia Series.
In Brandon, top 2019 NHL Draft prospect Dylan Cozens recorded a hat-trick and six points as the Lethbridge Hurricanes defeated the Wheat Kings 8-4. A pair of other Penguins prospects in Jordy Bellerive and Calen Addison also had productive nights, with Bellerive recording a goal and two helpers while Addison finished with five assists.
Both teams are riding high into their second of four meetings this season. The Warriors claimed a 3-2 win in Lethbridge last weekend as Langan scored twice and Montreal Canadiens prospect Josh Brook had two assists from the back end.
The Canes carry the WHL’s top-ranked power play into action, one that is operating at 27.4% on the season while Moose Jaw trails close behind with the fifth-best man advantage in the league at 25.8%.
The Warriors look to build on a four-game winning streak when the puck drops Saturday afternoon at 3:30pm ET at Mosaic Place.
Sportsnet’s RJ Broadhead and Sam Cosentino provide the call as the game can be seen from coast-to-coast on Sportsnet.