Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin their November schedule tonight as they welcome the Saskatoon Blades at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes (7-6-0-0) are coming off a 7-4 loss on Sunday to the Seattle Thunderbirds; a loss that snapped a three game winning streak. Ryan Vandervlis scored twice in the game, as he now has goals in four straight games, while Josh Tarzwell and Giorgio Estephan potted the others. Reece Klassen made his first WHL start making 25 saves in the loss. The ‘Canes enter tonight with a 6-3-0-0 record on home-ice this season.
The Blades (5-7-1-0) have won back-to-back games over the Swift Current Broncos and Brandon Wheat Kings, two teams well above them in the standings. Their last game was a 4-1 triumph over the Wheat Kings on Saturday night in Saskatoon. The Blades have been led by overage forward Cameron Hebig who has 12 goals and 19 points in 11 games this season after missing the entire 2016-2017 campaign due to injury. Saskatoon begins a three-game Central Division jaunt tonight; they are 3-2-1-0 on the road this year.
Tonight will be the first of four meetings this season between the Hurricanes and the Blades. The ‘Canes won the season series last year posting a record of 3-1-0-0 in the four match-ups. In the past two seasons, the ‘Canes have posted a 7-1-0-0 record against Saskatoon.
Tickets for tonight’s game are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.
2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (7) – Dylan Cozens & Jordy Bellerive Assists (15) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (20) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (19) – Jordy Bellerive Plus/Minus (+4) – 3 Players Tied
Wins (7) – Stuart Skinner Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.912) – Stuart Skinner Goals Against Average (3.04) – Stuart Skinner
– Jordy Bellerive has points 8 straight games (6g-8a); 10 of 11 games (7g-10a); 11 of 13 games (7g-11a)
– Ryan Vandervlis has points in 5 straight games (5g-1a); 6 of 7 games (5g-2a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 2 straight games (1g-3a); 9 of 11 games (4g-14a); 10 of 13 games (5g-15a)
– Egor Zudilov has points in 2 straight games (2g-2a); 3 of 4 games (3g-2a)
– Tate Olson has points in 2 straight games (3a)
– Josh Tarzwell has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a)
– 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 7 games (5g-2a); 7 of 10 games (5g-4a)
– Jadon Joseph has points in 3 of 5 games (4a)
– Brady Pouteau has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-4a)
– Calen Addison has points in 9 of 11 games (3g-10a)
2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 19th in WHL Scoring with 20 points & tied for 8th in WHL Assists with 15
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 9th in WHL Power Play Assists with 7
– Calen Addison tied 9th in WHL Power Play Assists with 7
– Calen Addison is tied 10th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 14 points
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 38th in WHL Goals with 7 & tied 12th in WHL Power Play Goals with 4
– Dylan Cozens is tied 4th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 13 points & tied 3rd in WHL Rookie Goals with 7
– Dylan Cozens is tied 38th in WHL Goals with 7
– Stuart Skinner is 7th in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 691 & tied 6th in Games Played with 12
– Stuart Skinner is 4th in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 363 & 4th in WHL Shots Faced with 398
– Brennan Riddle is 10 games away from 200 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 29 games away from 300 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 9 games away from 150 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 2 games away from 150 career games
– Zane Franklin is 17 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