Hurricanes lose in Saint John in final game of December road trip

Joel Kindred drives with ball against the Saint John Riptide on Thursday, Dec. 27 at Harbour Station in Saint John, N.B.
Joel Kindred drives with ball against the Saint John Riptide on Thursday, Dec. 27 at Harbour Station in Saint John, N.B.

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — Despite having their way on the offensive glass, the Halifax Hurricanes fell 91-88 to the Saint John Riptide at Harbour Station on Thursday night to end their six-game December road trip.

The Hurricanes were able to convert 21 second-chance points off offensive rebounds during the game, but could not hit enough shots to get the edge over the Riptide, shooting just 39.5 per cent from the floor and 29.2 per cent from three-point range.

The Hurricanes sixth-man Jordan Washington came off the bench and put up a game-high 25 points on eight of 16 shooting. He also hit nine of ten free throws and pulled down 10 boards.

Gabe Freeman put together an 18-point, 14-rebound double-double, while Mike Poole (16 points) and Joel Kindred (13 points) each hit big three's to keep the Hurricanes close to the Riptide.

The Riptide's gritty effort was led by Frank Bartley (19 points, five rebounds), Chris Early (18 points, nine rebounds) and Brent Arlington (18 points, five assists).

The Hurricanes won two of six on the road this month and return to Scotiabank Centre with a 6-7 record Friday as they prepare to bounce back against the Cape Breton Highlanders at 7 p.m.

It will be Noise Night at Scotiabank Centre and the first 1,000 fans will a free noisemaker. Tickets for that game can be bought Online or at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office starting at 11 a.m. Friday morning.

Then on Sunday, Dec. 30, they will host the St. John's Edge at 2 p.m. for Family Fun Zone, which opens at 1 p.m. At halftime, the Hurricanes will feature a Paper Airplane Toss for a chance to win $500 cash.  The Hurricanes will face some new competition that afternoon with the St. John's Edge, who recently signed former NBA Champion for the Boston Celtics, Glen "Big Baby" Davis. 

Ticket for both of those games can be purchased at the Ticket Atlantic Box Office or Online. 

Season tickets are also still available. Click here to learn more. 

Additionally, purchase a 5 game flex pack during the month of December and receive a Free Toque.