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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Look to Carry Momentum; Face Giants

Victoria, BC – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return to action on Wednesday in hopes of building off a big win on Tuesday. The ‘Canes travel to face the Vancouver Giants tonight at 8:00pm at the Langley Events Centre.

The Hurricanes (8-12-1-0) are coming off a 10-4 victory last night in Victoria over the Western Conference leading Royals. The win snapped an eight game losing streak for the Hurricanes. Six different players had multi-point games including Ryan Vandervlis, Giorgio Estephan and Calen Addison who all had four points in the game.

The Giants (10-9-2-2) have posted a 5-3-1-1 record in their last ten games after a 6-1 win against the Kelowna Rockets on Saturday. Ty Ronning has led the Giants so far this season having scored 23 goals in 23 games so far this year. The G-men are 6-4-0-0 in ten home games at the LEC.

Tonight will be the first of two meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Giants. The ‘Canes were winless in two head-to-head meetings against Vancouver last year.

Tune in to tonight’s game beginning at 7:45pm with the pregame show with Dustin Forbes on 106.7 ROCK.

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (11) – Giorgio Estephan & Jordy Bellerive         Assists (19) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (32) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (25) – Jordy Bellerive & Tanner Nagel                 Plus/Minus (+6) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (8) – Stuart Skinner                                                   Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.889) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.72) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Dylan Cozens has points in 4 straight games (4a); 9 of 10 games (4g-7a); 13 of 16 games (7g-9a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 3 straight games (4g-5a); 14 of 19 games (10g-20a); 15 of 21 (11g-21a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points 3 straight games (3g-3a); 14 of 15 games (10g-14a); 17 of 20 games (11g-17a)
– Calen Addison has points in 4 of 7 games (2g-6a); 13 of 19 games (5g-17a)
– Ryan Vandervlis has points in 5 of 7 games (4g-4a); 10 of 13 games (9g-5a); 11 of 15 games (9g-6a)
– Josh Tarzwell has points in 5 of 9 games (3g-4a); 6 of 12 games (3g-5a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 4 of 8 games (3g-1a); 5 of 10 games (3g-3a)
– Egor Zudilov has points in 4 of 8 games (2g-4a); 5 of 10 games (3g-4a)
– Zane Franklin has points in 8 of 14 games (7g-4a); 10 of 17 games (7g-6a)

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 12th in WHL Scoring with 32 points & tied for 10th in WHL Assists with 21
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 3rd in WHL Power Play Goals with 8 & tied 21st in WHL Power Play Assists with 8
– Calen Addison tied 3rd in WHL Power Play Assists with 12
– Calen Addison is tied 7th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 22 points
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 28th in WHL Scoring with 28 points & is tied 28th in WHL Goals with 11
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 17th in WHL Power Play Goals with 5 & tied 13th in WHL Power Play Assists with 9
– Dylan Cozens is tied 4th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 16 points & tied 2nd in WHL Rookie Goals with 7
– Stuart Skinner is 5th in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 1064 & tied 5th in Games Played with 19
– Stuart Skinner is 5th in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 530 & 5th in WHL Shots Faced with 596
– Stuart Skinner is tied 10th in WHL Wins with 8 & tied 2nd in WHL Losses with 10

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Brennan Riddle is 2 games away from 200 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 21 games away from 300 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 2 games away from 150 career games
– Jadon Joseph is 16 games away from 100 career games
– Zane Franklin is 10 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 18 wins away from 100 career victories
– Brent Kisio is 4 wins away from 100 career victories

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