GAME DAY: Hurricanes Host Tigers in Final Home Game
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will play their final home game of the regular season tonight at 7:00pm when they welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers in the first of a season ending home-and-home.
The Hurricanes (44-19-4-3) enters after earning an 8-1 victory on Wednesday over the Kootenay Ice. Giorgio Estephan led the way for the ‘Canes as he scored his first WHL hat-trick while adding an assist. Alec Baer, Ryan Vandervlis and Egor Babenko all had three point efforts.
The Tigers (49-20-1-0) enter having already clinched the Central Division title as well as sitting second in the entire WHL standings with 99 points. Tigers were handed an 8-3 defeat on Tuesday in their last game to the hands of the Red Deer Rebels.
It’s the sixth of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Tigers, the ‘Canes are 3-2-0-0 in the previous five games.
Following the game, the Hurricanes will host the annual Jersey’s Off Our Back live auction as the team will be auctioning off their game-worn 30th Anniversary red jerseys.
2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (49) – Tyler Wong Assists (57) – Brennan Menell
Points (105) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (101) – Zane Franklin Plus/Minus (+29) – Tyler Wong
Wins (34) – Stuart Skinner Shutouts (2) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.906) – Stuart Skinner Goals Against Average (3.18) – Stuart Skinner
– Tyler Wong has points in 13 of 14 games (10g-19a); 18 of 20 games (14g-20a); 38 of 46 (36g-44a)
– Zak Zborosky has points in 2 of 3 games (2g); 9 of 14 games (7g-7a); 25 of 37 games (21g-25a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 straight games (2g-2a)
– Jadon Joseph has points in 2 of 3 games (2a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 straight games (2g); 5 of 6 games (2g-3a); 32 of 48 games (22g-23a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 4 of 6 games (3g-4a); 6 of 14 games (5g-4a); 22 of 36 games (15g-20a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 8 of 10 games (9g-7a); 15 of 19 games (11g-16a); 39 of 48 (26g-43a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 8 of 10 games (1g-15a); 14 of 20 games (3g-22a); 26 of 35 (6g-38a)
– Matt Alfaro has points in 5 of 7 games (7g-2a); 8 of 11 games (10g-6a); 24 of 36 games (17g-22a)
2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Tyler Wong is tied 3rd in WHL Goals with 49 & tied 3rd in WHL Scoring with 105 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 4th in WHL PP Goals with 15 & tied 2nd in WHL Game Winning Goals with 10
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 11th in WHL Goals with 35 & is tied 11th in WHL Scoring with 86 points
– Zak Zborosky is tied 6th in WHL Goals with 41 & tied 3rd in WHL Power Play Goals with 16
– Brennan Menell is tied 3rd in WHL PP Assists with 28 & 3rd in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 69 points
– Calen Addison is tied 11th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 31 points (2nd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 1st among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 31 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 3rd in Games Played (58); 2nd in WHL Wins with 34 & tied 7th in WHL Losses with 17
– Stuart Skinner is 2nd in WHL Minutes by a Goalie (3304) & is 2nd in WHL Shots (1867) & 2nd Saves (1692)
– Tyler Wong is 6 points away from 300 career points
– Kyle Yewchuk has 7 games away from 100 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 9 points away from 100 career points
– Matt Alfaro is 7 assists away from 100 career assists
– Zak Zborosky is 1 goal away from 100 career goals
– Brennan Menell is 7 points away from 150 career points
– Stuart Skinner is 1 game away from 150 career games