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GAME DAY: ‘Canes Head to Calgary in Rematch

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes head to Calgary to face the Hitmen in the second of a back-to-back, home-and-home set with their Central Division rivals.

The Hurricanes (7-7-1-0) were handed a 6-3 loss last night by Calgary at the ENMAX Centre in the final of what was a season long seven game home-stand. Jordy Bellerive, Jake Elmer and Giorgio Estephan scored in the losing cause. The ‘Canes outshot the Hitmen 37-31 in the game. The loss was the ‘Canes third straight defeat.

The Hitmen (5-10-1-0) snapped a three game losing streak of their own with the 6-3 win over the ‘Canes. Tristen Nielsen scored twice, including the game-winner, while Matteo Gennaro, Orca Wiesblatt, Andrei Grishakov and Vladislav Yeryomenko potted the others in the winning cause.

Tonight will be the fourth meeting of the season between the ‘Canes and the Hitmen; Lethbridge has posted a 2-1-0-0 record against Calgary this season. The ‘Canes are 1-3-0-0 on the road this season with the lone victory coming in Calgary on October 15th.

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (8) – Jordy Bellerive                                                                Assists (15) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (21) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (23) – Tanner Nagel                                                 Plus/Minus (+3) – Igor Merezhko & Tate Olson
Wins (7) – Stuart Skinner                                                   Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.909) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.09) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Jordy Bellerive has points 9 straight games (7g-8a); 11 of 12 games (8g-10a); 12 of 14 games (8g-11a)
– Josh Tarzwell has points in 3 straight games (2g-1a); 4 of 6 games (2g-2a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 3 of 4 games (1g-3a)
– Egor Zudilov has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-3a); 4 of 6 games (3g-3a)
– Ryan Vandervlis has points in 6 of 7 games (5g-2a); 7 of 9 games (5g-3a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-3a); 10 of 13 games (5g-14a); 11 of 15 games (6g-15a)
– Tate Olson has points in 3 of 4 games (4a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 6 of 7 games (4g-4a); 9 of 11 games (6g-6a); 10 of 13 games (7g-6a)
– Zane Franklin has points in 5 of 8 games (5g-2a); 7 of 11 games (5g-4a)
– Calen Addison has points in 10 of 13 games (3g-11a)

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 23rd in WHL Scoring with 21 points & tied for 11th in WHL Assists with 15
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 16th in WHL Power Play Assists with 7
– Calen Addison tied 6th in WHL Power Play Assists with 8
– Calen Addison is tied 10th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 15 points
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 36th in WHL Goals with 8 & tied 13th in WHL Power Play Goals with 4
– Dylan Cozens is tied 3rd in WHL Rookie Scoring with 13 points & tied 1st in WHL Rookie Goals with 7
– Dylan Cozens is tied 42nd in WHL Goals with 7
– Stuart Skinner is 3rd in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 814 & tied 5th in Games Played with 14
– Stuart Skinner is 2nd in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 422 & 2nd in WHL Shots Faced with 464

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Brennan Riddle is 8 games away from 200 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 27 games away from 300 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 7 games away from 150 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 1 games away from 150 career games
– Zane Franklin is 15 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 19 wins away from 100 career victories
– Brent Kisio is 5 wins away from 100 career victories

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