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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Face Blades for Final Time

Saskatoon, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue a five-game road trip as they begin the first of four games in Saskatchewan in Saskatoon against the Blades tonight at 6:00pm MT.

The Hurricanes (32-17-5-5) enter on a three-game winning streak having earned a 5-0 win on Saturday against the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Canalta Centre. Calen Addison scored twice while Jordy Bellerive, Jake Elmer and Nick Henry scored the others. The ‘Canes have won five of their last six games and are 15-8-4-1 on the road this season.

The Blades (38-14-8-0) are coming off a 4-3 shootout victory on Saturday over the Kootenay Ice in the first of a four-game homestand. Saskatoon enters tonight having secured their first playoff position since 2013 as they continue to jockey for home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs. The Blades enter tonight 12-1-2-0 in their last 15 games.

Tonight will be the final of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Blades; Lethbridge has posted a 1-1-0-1 record in the three meetings so far this season with their lone win coming at SaskTel Centre in November.

VS. BLADES: Tonight will be the final of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Blades. The ‘Canes have posted a 1-1-0-1 record in the three games thus far against Saskatoon having earned three out of a possible six points. The Hurricanes earned a win in their last meeting in Saskatoon.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                           TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
October 6th/2018 – at Lethbridge (3-2 SO SAS)                    Nick Henry – 23G, 58A – 81 points
November 21st/2018 – at Saskatoon (3-1 LET)                      Dylan Cozens – 28G, 43A – 71 points
February 16th/2019 – at Lethbridge (5-2 SAS)                       Jordy Bellerive – 28G, 43A – 71 points
February 26th/2019 – at Saskatoon                                          Jake Leschyshyn – 34G, 34A – 68 points                                                                                                                     Jake Elmer – 31G, 32A – 63 points

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (34) – Jake Leschyshyn                                      Assists (58) – Nick Henry
Points (81) – Nick Henry
PIMS (110) – Koletrane Wilson                                     Plus/Minus (+32) – Koletrane Wilson
Wins (17) – Carl Tetachuk                                            Shutouts (1) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.906) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.99) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Jake Elmer has points in 9 straight games (11g-6a); 10 of 11 games (11g-7a); 15 of 22 games (15g-12a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 7 straight games (1g-9a); 11 of 18 games (4g-11a); 42 of 58 games (28g-43a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 3 straight games (3g-3a); 5 of 6 games (4g-5a); 41 of 59 games (28g-41a)
– Nick Henry has points in 3 straight games (2g-5a); 6 of 7 games (3g-9a); 11 of 16 games (5g-14a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 2 straight games (1g-3a); 4 of 7 games (6g-4a); 35 of 52 games (31g-31a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 2 straight games (2a); 3 of 7 games (1g-3a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 8 of 9 games (7g-5a); 13 of 23 games (7g-10a); 37 of 59 games (30g-30a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 of 7 games (1g-5a); 6 of 11 games (3g-6a); 12 of 29 games (4g-11a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 4 of 11 games (4a); 5 of 16 games (5a); 12 of 36 games (12a)
– Calen Addison has points in 6 of 11 games (4g-10a); 8 of 15 games (4g-12a); 35 of 58 games (11g-48a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 2 of 5 games (2g-1a); 4 of 11 games (3g-3a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 2 of 5 games (2g-2a); 6 of 11 games (2g-6a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 2 of 4 games (3a); 4 of 10 games (1g-3a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 2 of 7 games (2a)
– Justin Hall has points in 2 of 10 games (1g-1a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 7 games away from 200 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 2 games away from 250 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 12 assists away from 100 career assists
– Igor Merezhko is 4 games away from 250 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 3 points away from 100 career points
– Jake Elmer is 5 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 15 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 9 points away from 200 career points
– Scott Mahovlich is 4 games away from 150 career games

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