Calgary Wranglers Taking on the Abbotsford Canucks – Round 2 Preview

Tonight the Calgary Wranglers and Abbotsford Canucks kick off their best-of-five series! The Canucks, who finished the regular season with a record of 40-25-3, defeated the Bakersfield Condors in two straight games in the first round of the playoffs. The Wranglers, who have been waiting for the first round to complete, finished with a record of 51-17-3.

Players to Watch

For the Canucks, keep an eye on forward Nils Hoglander, who had an impressive regular season with 14 goals and 18 assists in 45 games but has 4 points in 2 Playoff games. Defenseman Jack Rathbone is another player to watch, as he recorded two goals in the first-round series against the Condors.

On the other side, the Wranglers will look to forward Matthew Phillips, who had thirty-six goals and forty assists in the regular season. Defenseman Nick DeSimone, who had eight goals and an incredible thirty-eight assists, will also be a key player for the Wranglers.

Series Outlook

The Wranglers won the regular-season series 8-4. However, the Canucks enter the series with more momentum, having swept their first-round series, while the Wranglers have been resting.

Overall, the Wranglers appear to have the edge in this series, but the Canucks have the potential to pull off an upset if they can get their powerplay on the ice and get strong performances from their key players.

Series Schedule

The full schedule for the Canucks vs. Wranglers Pacific Division Semifinals series is as follows:

  • Game 1: Wednesday, April 26th – Abbotsford Canucks at Calgary Wranglers
  • Game 2: Friday, April 28th – Abbotsford Canucks at Calgary Wranglers
  • Game 3: Wednesday, May 3rd – Calgary Wranglers at Abbotsford Canucks
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Friday, May 5th – Calgary Wranglers at Abbotsford Canucks
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, May 7th – Calgary Wranglers at Abbotsford Canucks

HSP – Jun 5th 2023 – Arland Bruce III on his career, legacy, and what is next Hughes Sports Podcast- HSP

Jake and Kevin welcome on one of the BEST ever to lace up cleats in the CFL, a Two Time Grey Cup Champ, a 6 Time All-star and all around great guy Arland Bruce III. emory lane, unpacking the highlights of his storied career. From his early days in the Canadian Football League to his notable contributions with the BC Lions and Winnipeg Blue Bombers, we'll discuss how Bruce etched his name in the annals of football history.But we're not just delving into the past. Arland Bruce III has always been one step ahead of the game, and he's no different in retirement. We'll get an exclusive scoop on what he's been up to since hanging up his cleats!Join us as we navigate the gridiron and beyond with Arland Bruce III. Tune in to hear about the triumphs, trials, and what it truly means to leave an enduring mark on the world of sports. This episode is a must-listen for any fan of football, tales of grit and determination, and anyone interested in the journey of exceptional athletes.Plug in those earphones, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride – it's game time on the Hughes Sports Podcast!
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Jake Hughes

Hello there! I'm Jake Hughes, a passionate sports enthusiast based in vibrant Calgary, Alberta. Despite being in the heart of Flames territory, my loyalty lies with the Canucks, and you'll often find me proudly representing my team wherever I go. Professionally, I wear multiple hats in the sports world. As a co-host of the Hughes Sports Podcast, I dive deep into the world of sports, providing insightful analysis, engaging discussions, and interviews with prominent athletes and industry experts. I love exploring different aspects of sports and sharing my knowledge and opinions with our loyal listeners. In addition to podcasting, I'm also a proud contributor to a leading sports website. Through my articles, I offer a unique perspective on the latest happenings in the sports industry, with a particular focus on the Canucks. From game recaps and player profiles to trade rumors and playoff predictions, I strive to keep readers informed and entertained. Furthermore, I'm excited to announce my contributions to, a premier hockey website known for its comprehensive coverage of the NHL. Through my articles on, I delve into the intricacies of the game, provide in-depth analysis of teams and players, and share my insights on the evolving dynamics of the hockey landscape. It's a privilege to be a part of such a respected platform, and I look forward to connecting with more hockey fans through this exciting opportunity.

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