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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Return Home; Host Oil Kings

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home to the ENMAX Centre tonight at 7:00pm when they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings.

The Hurricanes (42-17-4-3) enter on a six game winning streak after earning a come-from-behind 5-4 overtime victory in Saskatoon and Saturday night. The ‘Canes swept a five game road trip with wins in Kootenay, Regina, Brandon, Prince Albert and Saskatoon. The Hurricanes are 22-2-1-1 in their last 26 games entering play tonight.

The Oil Kings (20-40-4-1) enter on an eight game losing streak after being handed a 4-3 loss to the Swift Current Broncos on Sunday at Rogers Place. Edmonton has posted a 2-23-1-0 record in their last 26 games. Oil Kings currently sit 10th in the Eastern Conference standings with 45 points.

Tonight is the final of six meetings on the season between the ‘Canes and Oil Kings. Lethbridge has posted a 4-1-0-0 record against Edmonton this season.

Tickets for tonight’s game are available online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (48) – Tyler Wong                                                    Assists (55) – Brennan Menell
Points (101) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (92) – Zane Franklin                                                 Plus/Minus (+28) – Tyler Wong
Wins (33) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (2) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.907) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.19) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Tyler Wong has points in 10 straight games (9g-16a); 15 of 16 games (13g-17a); 35 of 42 (35g-42a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 6 straight games (4g-6a); 13 of 15 games (6g-15a); 37 of 43 (22g-42a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 6 straight games (1g-13a); 12 of 16 games (3g-20a); 24 of 31 (6g-36a)
– Zak Zborosky has points in 2 straight games (2g); 9 of 13 games (7g-7a); 25 of 36 games (21g-25a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 straight games (2a); 3 of 4 games (1g-2a); 29 of 44 games (20g-22a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 2 straight games (2g); 4 of 10 games (4g); 20 of 32 games (14g-16a)
– Alec Baer has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-3a); 3 of 6 games (1g-4a)
– Matt Alfaro has points in 4 of 6 games (7g-1a); 7 of 10 games (10g-5a); 23 of 35 games (17g-21a)
– Brady Pouteau has points in 3 of 10 games (4a)
– Brennan Riddle has points in 3 of 9 games (3a)

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Tyler Wong is tied 1st in WHL Goals with 48 & tied 3rd in WHL Scoring with 101 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 2nd in WHL PP Goals with 15 & tied 2nd in WHL Game Winning Goals with 11
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 13th in WHL Goals with 30 & is tied 11th in WHL Scoring with 80 points
– Zak Zborosky is tied 4th in WHL Goals with 41 & tied 2nd in WHL Power Play Goals with 16
– Brennan Menell is tied 4th in WHL PP Assists with 26 & 3rd in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 67 points
– Calen Addison is tied 12th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 27 points (3rd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 2nd among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 27 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 3rd in Games Played (55); 3rd in WHL Wins with 33 & tied 8th in WHL Losses with 15
– Stuart Skinner is 3rd in WHL Minutes by a Goalie (3126) & is 3rd in WHL Shots (1785) & 3rd Saves (1619)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Tyler Wong is 10 points away from 300 career points
– Kyle Yewchuk has 9 games away from 100 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 4 goals away from 100 career goals
– Jordy Bellerive is 12 points away from 100 career points
– Matt Alfaro is 8 assists away from 100 career assists
– Zak Zborosky is 1 goal away from 100 career goals
– Brennan Menell is 9 points away from 150 career points
– Stuart Skinner is 4 games away from 150 career games

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