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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Kick Off Trip in Saskatoon

Saskatoon, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a four game East Division road trip tonight as they visit the Saskatoon Blades at Sasktel Centre at 6:00pm Mountain Time.

The Hurricanes (14-13-2-0) are coming off a 6-5 overtime loss on Friday night to the Edmonton Oil Kings. Five different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Hurricanes as Giorgio Estephan, Igor Merezhko, Jadon Joseph, Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer scored the goals in the losing cause. The ‘Canes are 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games and enter on a four game road winning streak.

The Blades (12-16-2-1) enter after a 3-2 victory on Sunday over the Prince Albert Raiders. Rookie forward Alec Zawatsky scored the game-winning goal while first year netminder Nolan Maier made 34 saves in the win. The Blades are 5-8-0-0 on home ice this season and 4-4-1-1 in their last ten games.

Tonight is the second of four meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Blades; Saskatoon earned a 2-1 overtime win in the lone meeting so far this year. Listen on 106.7 ROCK beginning at 5:45pm with Dustin Forbes.

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (17) – Jordy Bellerive                                              Assists (31) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (45) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (49) – Lane Zablocki                                                                Plus/Minus (+13) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (12) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (3) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.898) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.41) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 4 straight games (2g-11a); 6 of 8 (5g-13a); 11 of 17 games (10g-19a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-4a); 9 of 11 games (9g-7a); 23 of 28 (16g-21a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 3 straight games (4g)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 straight games (1g-2a); 4 of 6 games (1g-3a)
– Egor Zudilov has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a)
– Brendan Stafford has points in 2 straight games (2a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 2 straight games (1g-2a); 3 of 4 games (1g-3a); 4 of 7 games (1g-4a)
– Zane Franklin has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-2a); 6 of 9 games (3g-4a); 8 of 14 games (4g-5a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-2a) 7 of 11 games (1g-8a); 15 of 21 games (7g-13a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 2 of 4 games (3g-1a)
– Calen Addison has points in 7 of 9 games (2g-13a); 10 of 15 games (3g-16a)

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 12th in WHL Scoring with 45 points & tied for 6th in WHL Assists with 31
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 5th in WHL Power Play Goals with 9 & tied 15th in WHL Power Play Assists with 12
– Calen Addison is tied 5th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 33 points & tied 1st in WHL PP Assists with 20
– Calen Addison is 12th in WHL Assists with 27
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 19th in WHL Scoring with 39 points & is tied 20th in WHL Goals with 17
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 10th in WHL Power Play Goals with 8 & tied 16th in WHL Power Play Assists with 11
– Dylan Cozens is tied 6th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 21 points & tied 3rd in WHL Rookie Goals with 8
– Stuart Skinner is 7th in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 1410 & tied 4th in Games Played with 25
– Stuart Skinner is 5th in WHL Shots Faced with 787 & 5th in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 707
– Stuart Skinner is tied 7th in WHL Wins with 12 & tied 4th in WHL Losses with 11 & 2nd in shutouts with 3

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 4 games away from 100 career games
– Ty Prefontaine is 8 games away from 100 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 13 games away from 300 career games
– Jake Elmer is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Zane Franklin is 2 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 14 wins away from 100 career victories

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