The Henderson Silver Knights return to Orleans Arena to take on the Abbotsford Canucks at 4 p.m. PT. on Dec. 18 and 19.
The Silver Knights record is currently 9-7-1-1, ranking third in the Pacific Division.
Henderson and Abbotsford met for the first time in franchise history in late October, with the Canucks winning both contests. This weekend will be the first time the Silver Knights have hosted a Canadian team at Orleans Arena.
The Abbotsford Canucks season record is currently 9-8-2-1, ranking them fourth in the Pacific Division.
The current point leader for the Canucks is Shelton Dries with 21 (13G, 8A). He scored one goal when the Silver Knights and Canucks met earlier this season. The second point leader is Sheldon Rempal, with 20 (8G, 12A), with one assist during their last meeting.
Goaltender Michael DiPietro has clocked a total of 573:32 minutes, with 31 goals scored against him out of 300 shots. Abbotsford has won a total of three games with him in net.
The Silver Knights took the ice against the Tucson Roadrunners twice this past week. In their Tuesday meeting, Jake Leschyshyn scored a late third period goal, tying up the game and sending it into OT. The Silver Knights won in overtime with a goal from Colt Conrad. The other two goal scorers of the contest were Jake Leschyshyn and Ben Jones. The Silver Knights shut out the Roadrunners, 3-0, during their Wednesday matchup, with two goals from Pavel Dorofeyev and one from Jake Dugan.
HSK POINT LEADERS
Pavel Dorofeyev: 16 points (9G, 7A)
Daniil Miromanov: 13 points (3G, 10A)
Ben Jones: 10 points (7G, 3A)
Maxim Marushev: 10 points (3G, 7A)
Peter DiLiberatore: 9 points (1G, 8A)
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