Spokane, WA – The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off a two-game American road trip tonight as they visit the Spokane Chiefs at 8:00pm Alberta time at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Hurricanes are coming off a 6-3 loss on Wednesday night at the ENMAX Centre to the hands of the Kelowna Rockets. The ‘Canes led the game 3-2 half way through the third period, but four unanswered goals saw the Rockets stun the ‘Canes for the victory. The loss dropped the Hurricanes record of 3-2-0-0 on the year and 3-1-0-0 on the season.
Tonight will be the only meeting of the regular season between the Hurricanes and Chiefs. Lethbridge won the lone contest last year by a 4-0 score at the ENMAX Centre. Brayden Burke scored his first, and only, WHL hat-trick in that game.
The Chiefs have played a league-low two games, both against the Tri-City Americans, thus far in the season and sit with a 1-1-0-0 record. Former Hurricanes netminder, Jayden Sittler, has started both games for Spokane.
Game time is 8:00pm. Tune into 106.7 ROCK starting at 7:45pm for the pre-game show with Dustin Forbes.
2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (4) – Ryley Lindgren Assists (5) – Ryley Lindgren
Points (9) – Ryley LIndgren
PIMS (25) – Igor Merezhko Plus/Minus (+2) – Igor Merezhko & 3 others
Wins (3) – Stuart Skinner Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.898) – Stuart Skinner Goals Against Average (3.68) – Stuart Skinner
– Ryley Lindgren has points in 3 straight games (3g-3a); 4 of 5 games (4g-5a)
– Brayden Burke has points in 3 straight games (4a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 3 straight games (2g-2a)
– Jesse Zaharichuk has points in 3 straight games (2g-4a)
– Colton Kroeker has points in 3 straight games (1g3a)
– Tyler Wong has points in 2 straight games (2g-2a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 4 of 5 games (1g-3a)
2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 3rd in WHL Scoring with 9 points
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 5th in WHL Assists with 4
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 3rd in WHL Goals with 4
– Igor Merezhko is 1st in WHL Penalty Minutes with 25
– Calen Addison is tied 3rd in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 4 points
– Calen Addison is 2nd in WHL Rookie Scoring with 4 points & tied 1st in WHL Rookie Assists with 3
– Calen Addison is tied 3rd in WHL Power Play Assists with 2
– Stuart Skinner is tied 2nd in WHL Wins with 3
– Stuart Skinner is tied 1st in WHL Shutouts with 1
– Tyler Wong is 6 goals away from 100 career goals
– Tyler Wong is 1 assist away from 100 career assists
– Tyler Wong is 7 points away from 200 career points
– Ryley Lindgren is 8 games away from 200 career games
– Brayden Burke is 3 points away from 150 career points
– Kord Pankewicz is 7 assists away from 100 career assists
– Giorgio Estephan is 9 games away from 200 career games
– Ryan Vandervlis is 12 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 7 wins away from 50 career wins