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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Host Oil Kings

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a two game weekend tonight when they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings at the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (20-15-3-2) are coming off back-to-back losses in Swift Current and Moose Jaw. The ‘Canes dropped a 4-1 decision Wednesday to the Warriors. The ‘Canes enter play tonight second in the Central Division and have posted a 12-5-2-0 record on home ice this season.

The Oil Kings (18-18-3-1) are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Vancouver Giants on Wednesday night in Edmonton. The OK’s currently sit fourth in the Central Division, but are tied in points with the Red Deer Rebels. Edmonton is 9-8-2-0 on the road this season.

Tonight is the first of three meetings in the next eight days between the Hurricanes and Oil Kings. The two have split a pair of games already this season, both coming in Edmonton.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (25) – Tyler Wong                                                    Assists (28) – Tyler Wong
Points (53) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (51) – Igor Merezhko                                                Plus/Minus (+8) – Shaun Dosanjh
Wins (18) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.899) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.40) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Egor Babenko has points in 4 straight games (1g-3a); 7 of 9 games (3g-5a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 straight games (3a); 4 of 5 games (1g-4a)
– Ryan Bowen has points in 2 straight games (2a); 6 of 9 games (1g-6a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 5 of 6 games (4g-7a); 6 of 8 games (4g-8a); 15 of 18 games (13g-15a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 4 of 5 games (6a); 6 of 9 games (2g-6a)
– Tyler Wong has points in 2 of 3 games (3g-4a); 5 of 8 games (6g-8a); 12 of 16 games (13g-19a)
– Ryan Vandervlis has points in 4 of 6 games (1g-3a) 5 of 9 games (1g-4a)
– Brett Davis has points in 3 of 5 games (4g-1a); 6 of 9 games (6g-2a); 7 of 12 games (6g-3a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 of 4 games (2g-1a); 8 of 12 games (7g-6a); 13 of 18 games (10g-12a)
– Ryley Lindgren has points in 2 of 6 games (2g-2a); 6 of 12 games (2g-7a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 5 of 7 games (1g-4a)

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 12th in WHL Assists with 27 & is tied 17th in WHL Scoring with 40 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 5th in WHL Goals with 25 & tied 5th in WHL Scoring with 53 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 5th in WHL PP Goals with 9 & tied 4th in WHL Game Winning Goals with 4
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 9th in WHL Goals with 21 & is tied 14th in WHL Scoring with 43 points
– Brennan Menell is tied 3rd in WHL PP Assists with 15
– Brennan Menell is tied for 10th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 30 points
– Calen Addison is tied 8th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 19 points (2nd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 1st among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 19 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 1st in Games Played (36); 3rd in WHL Wins with 18 & tied 5th in WHL Losses with 12
– Stuart Skinner is 1st in WHL Minutes by a Goalie (2011) & is 1st in WHL Shots (1129) & 2nd Saves (1015)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Brennan Riddle is 3 games away from 150 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 4 games away from 100 career games
– Egor Babenko is 6 points away from 100 career points
– Giorgio Estephan is 7 points away from 200 career points
– Tyler Wong is 8 points away from 250 career points
– Tyler Wong is 15 games away from 300 career games
– Brennan Menell is 11 assists away from 100 career assists

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