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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Pay Second Visit to Broncos

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes kick off the 2017 portion of their schedule tonight as they begin a quick two game Saskatchewan road trip in Swift Current against the Broncos.

The Hurricanes (20-13-3-2) are coming off a thrilling 9-7 victory in Medicine Hat against the Tigers to end 2016. Tyler Wong led all ‘Canes scorers in the game with five points (2g-3a) while six others had a multi-point night. The victory for the ‘Canes was their second straight and improved their record to 13-2-2-0 in their last 17 games.

The Broncos (21-11-3-4) currently sit tied for second in the East Division with the Moose Jaw Warriors with 49 points. Swift Current is coming off back-to-back overtime victories over the Saskatoon Blades, the latest a 5-4 win in Saskatoon on January 1st.

Tonight will be the third of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos, Lethbridge has won the previous two, the latest a 5-4 overtime win December 10th in Swift Current.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (25) – Tyler Wong                                                    Assists (27) – Ryley Lindgren
Points (51) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (50) – Zane Franklin                                                 Plus/Minus (+10) – Shaun Dosanjh
Wins (18) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.900) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.36) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 4 straight games (2g-6a); 5 of 6 games (2g-7a); 14 of 16 games (11g-14a)
– Ryan Vandervlis has points in 4 straight games (1g-3a) 5 of 7 games (1g-4a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 straight games (3a); 4 of 5 games (1g-4a)
– Brett Davis has points in 3 straight games (4g-1a); 6 of 7 games (6g-2a); 7 of 10 games (6g-3a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 3 straight games (5a); 5 of 7 games (2g-5a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 straight games (2g-1a); 8 of 10 games (7g-6a); 13 of 16 games (10g-12a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 5 of 7 games (3g-3a)
– Tyler Wong has points in 3 of 4 games (5g-4a); 4 of 6 games (5g-7a); 11 of 14 games (12g-18a)
– Ryley Lindgren has points in 2 of 4 games (2g-2a); 6 of 10 games (2g-7a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 of 5 games (4a)

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 12th in WHL Assists with 27 & is tied 17th in WHL Scoring with 40 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 4th in WHL Goals with 25 & tied 7th in WHL Scoring with 51 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 5th in WHL PP Goals with 9 & tied 4th in WHL Game Winning Goals with 4
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 10th in WHL Goals with 19 & is tied 17th in WHL Scoring with 40 points
– Brennan Menell is tied 5th in WHL PP Assists with 15
– Brennan Menell is tied for 11th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 29 points
– Calen Addison is tied 8th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 19 points (2nd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 1st among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 19 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 2nd in Games Played (34); 3rd in WHL Wins with 18 & tied 6th in WHL Losses with 11
– Stuart Skinner is 4th in WHL Minutes by a Goalie with 1895 & is 2nd in WHL Shots (1063) & 2nd Saves (957)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Brennan Riddle is 5 games away from 150 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 6 games away from 100 career games
– Egor Babenko is 8 points away from 100 career points
– Giorgio Estephan is 10 points away from 200 career points
– Tyler Wong is 10 points away from 250 career points
– Tyler Wong is 17 games away from 300 career games
– Brennan Menell is 12 assists away from 100 career assists

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