Halifax opens up January homestand against the Niagara River Lions

Coming off a couple wins on the road against the Island Storm in Charlottetown and the Cape Breton Highlanders in Sydney, the Halifax Hurricanes are back in town for four home games this month.

The team kicks things off on Friday, Jan. 12 against the Niagara River Lions. The Hurricanes will be looking for some payback against the 8-10 Ontario team after falling 111-91 back on Nov. 29.

Then on Saturday night, the Hurricanes will host the Island Storm. The Hurricanes are 3-0 against the P.E.I. squad and will look to make it four in front of their home fans at the Scotiabank Centre.

Before Friday's game, the Hurricanes hold an 8-6 record, tied for best winning percentage in the Atlantic Division with the Storm.

As the Hurricanes look to stay on top of the standings in 2018, Hurricanes Head Coach Mike Leslie has a new years' resolution in mind for his team.

"We would hope to be more consistent for 48 minutes of a game," says Leslie. "We tend to gain leads and then lose focus on what has allowed us to be successful."

To do this coach wants his team to zero on what they do in practice and bring it to the floor.

"Collectively as a team, we have to transfer the learning in practice to game situations.  Individually, as players and coaches, we must be more aware of what we are trying to achieve and break the game down into micro components. Win the small games consistently will allow you to have more success in the bigger game overall."

Good advice for the team ahead of their first game against the Saint John Riptide on Jan. 18 and then a National Basketball League of Canada finals rematch against the defending champs, the London Lightning on Jan. 21.Tickets for these games are available at the Ticket Atlantic Box office and online.

For the month of January, buy any adult ticket and you'll get two free youth tickets! Check out HalifaxHurricanes.ca for details.