GAME DAY: Hurricanes Host Tigers at 6pm

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue their season long seven game home-stand tonight as they welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers at 6:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.

The Hurricanes (4-5-0-0) are coming off their second straight loss on home ice on Friday when they were handed a 6-4 loss by the Swift Current Broncos. Jordy Bellerive scored twice in the loss while Dylan Cozens and Zane Franklin scored singles. Reece Klassen made his first appearance as a ‘Cane after replacing Stuart Skinner for the third period. The ‘Canes went 2/3 on the power play in the loss. Lethbridge enters with a 3-2-0-0 record on home ice this season.

The Tigers (6-3-0-0) have also been off since Friday when they walloped the Kootenay Ice 11-1 at the Canalta Centre. Ryan Jevne led all scorers in the victory with five points (2g-3a) while Dawson Heathcote netted a four point effort (3g-1a) in the win. A total of seven players had multi-point efforts in the game. The Tigers are 1-2-0-0 on the road this season.

Tonight will be the third meeting of the season between the ‘Canes and Tigers. Each team has won once with the home team winning both games.

Tickets for tonight’s game are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.

Goals (6) – Jordy Bellerive                                                                Assists (10) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (14) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (17) – Ty Prefontaine                                               Plus/Minus (+4) – Igor Merehko
Wins (4) – Stuart Skinner                                                   Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.900) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.00) – Reece Klassen

– Calen Addison has points in 7 straight games (2g-7a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points 4 straight games (5g-4a); 6 of 7 games (6g-6a); 7 of 9 games (6g-7a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 3 straight games (2g-1a); 6 of 7 games (4g-3a); 7 of 9 games (5g-3a)
– Zane Franklin has points in 3 straight games (2g-1a); 5 of 6 games (2g-3a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 6 of 7 games (3g-9a); 7 of 9 games (4g-10a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 of 7 games (1g-4a); 5 of 9 games (1g-6a)
– Jack Flaman has points in 3 of 6 games (4g-2a)
– Brady Pouteau has points in 3 of 6 games (3a)

– Giorgio Estephan is tied 13th in WHL Scoring with 14 points & tied for 7th in WHL Assists with 10
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 4th in WHL Power Play Assists with 7
– Calen Addison tied 4th in WHL Power Play Assists with 6
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 7th in WHL Goals with 7
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 3rd in WHL Power Play Goals with 4 & tied 7th in WHL Power Play Assists with 4
– Dylan Cozens is tied 5th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 8 points & tied 3rd in WHL Rookie Goals with 5
– Ty Prefontaine is tied 14th in WHL Penalty Minutes with 17
– Stuart Skinner is 10th in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 511
– Stuart Skinner is 9th in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 262 & 8th in WHL Shots Faced with 291

– Brennan Riddle is 14 games away from 200 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 33 games away from 300 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 2 assists away from 150 career assists
– Igor Merezhko is 13 games away from 150 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 6 games away from 150 career games
– Ryan Vandervlis is 3 games away from 150 career games
– Jake Elmer is 19 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 24 wins away from 100 career victories
– Brent Kisio is 10 wins away from 100 career victories

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