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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Host Ryley Lindgren’s Broncos

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a light week as they welcome Ryley Lindgren and the Swift Current Broncos tonight at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.

The Hurricanes (24-15-4-3) are coming off a 6-5 overtime loss on Sunday in Calgary to the Hitmen. It was the third straight game that the ‘Canes skated in a 6-5 final. Tyler Wong led all scorers in the game with four points (2g-2a) while Alec Baer, Igor Merezhko and Giorgio Estephan scored singles in the game. The ‘Canes enter play tonight second in the Central Division.

The Broncos (25-13-3-5) enter tonight after earning a 5-4 shootout victory over the Red Deer Rebels at home on Sunday. The Broncos boast four players with 40 or more points on the season; that includes former ‘Canes centreman Ryley Lindgren who will make his return to Lethbridge. Swift Current enters third in the tough East Division.

Tonight will be the final of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos, Lethbridge has posted a 2-1-0-0 record against Swift Current this year. The ‘Canes have won six of seven head-to-head meetings dating back to last season.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (33) – Tyler Wong                                                    Assists (33) – Tyler Wong
Points (66) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (57) – Igor Merezhko                                                Plus/Minus (+8) – Tyler Wong
Wins (21) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.900) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.41) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Tyler Wong has points in 6 straight games (8g-5a); 8 of 9 games (10g-10a); 18 of 22 games (20g-22a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 6 straight games (1g-7a); 10 of 11 games (1g-13a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 6 straight games (2g-9a); 21 of 24 games (15g-24a)
– Ryan Bowen has points in 4 straight games (5a); 7 of 8 games (1g-8a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 straight games (3a); 6 of 8 games (6a); 7 of 10 (1g-7a)
– Alec Baer has points in 2 straight games (3g-1a); 3 of 4 games (5g-1a)
– Zak Zborosky has points in 2 straight games (3a); 6 of 9 games (6g-6a); 11 of 16 games (9g-12a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 5 of 6 games (5g-3a); 7 of 10 games (7g-4a); 18 of 24 games (15g-15a)
– Egor Babenko has points 3 of 4 games (2g-3a); 8 of 10 games (5g-9a); 11 of 15 games (7g-11a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-3a); 5 of 8 games (2g-4a); 9 of 13 games (2g-9a)
– Matt Alfaro has points in 4 of 5 games (3g-4a); 7 of 9 games (4g-6a); 12 of 16 games (5g-14a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Tyler Wong is 9 games away from 300 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 11 goals away from 100 career goals
– Alec Baer is 6 games away from 250 career games
– Matt Alfaro is 7 games away from 250 career games
– Zak Zborosky is 9 games away from 250 career games
– Zak Zborosky is 13 goals away from 100 career goals
– Zak Zborosky is 9 assists away from 100 career assists
– Brennan Menell is 4 assists away from 100 career assists
– Stuart Skinner is 8 games away from becoming to ‘Canes All-Time leader in Games Played by a Goalie

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