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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Return Home to Face Tigers

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Medicine Hat Tigers in the final home game of 2017.

The Hurricanes (15-17-2-0) began the second half of the season on Wednesday with a 4-2 loss in Medicine Hat to the Tigers in the first of a home-and-home. Jordy Bellerive and Lane Zablocki scored in the loss while Reece Klassen made 36 saves and was named the game’s third start. The Hurricanes have lost five of their last six games entering tonight as they sit third in the Central Division.

The Tigers (19-14-2-0) were led by David Quenneville in the come-back victory over the ‘Canes on Wednesday. Quenneville had three points, including two goals and an assist in the win. Max Gerlach and James Hamblin scored the other goals in the victory. Tigers sit first in the Central Division, four points better than the Kootenay Ice and eight points better than the Hurricanes.

Tonight will be the fifth of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Tigers. The ‘Canes have posted a 2-2-0-0 record against Medicine Hat this year, but the home team has won all four games this season.

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

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (18) – Jordy Bellerive                                              Assists (34) – Giorgio Estephan
Points (49) – Giorgio Estephan
PIMS (53) – Lane Zablocki                                                                Plus/Minus (+11) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (13) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (3) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.900) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.36) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Calen Addison has points in 2 straight games (3a); 4 of 6 games (1g-5a); 13 of 20 games (4g-21a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 2 straight games (1g-2a); 7 of 9 games (3g-14a); 14 of 22 games (11g-22a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 straight games (1g-3a); 6 of 9 games (3g-8a); 25 of 32 games (17g-25a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 2 straight games (2g-4a); 6 of 8 games (6g-5a)
– Lane Zablocki has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 5 of 8 games (2g-3a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 4 of 6 games (5g-1a); 5 of 9 games (7g-1a); 7 of 13 games (9g-1a)
– Brendan Stafford has points in 2 of 3 games (2a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 5 of 8 games (1g-4a); 6 of 11 games (1g-5a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-2a); 3 of 8 games (1g-3a); 4 of 11 games (1g-4a)
– Zane Franklin has points in 4 of 9 games (1g-3a); 7 of 14 games (3g-5a); 9 of 19 games (4g-6a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 4 of 9 games (3g-3a) 9 of 16 games (3g-9a); 17 of 26 games (9g-14a)

2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 13th in WHL Scoring with 49 points & tied for 6th in WHL Assists with 34
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 6th in WHL Power Play Goals with 10 & 18th in WHL Power Play Assists with 13
– Calen Addison is tied 4th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 38 points & tied 1st in WHL PP Assists with 23
– Calen Addison is 11th in WHL Assists with 31
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 20th in WHL Scoring with 44 points & is tied 21st in WHL Goals with 18
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 10th in WHL Power Play Goals with 9 & tied 13th in WHL Power Play Assists with 14
– Dylan Cozens is tied 5th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 24 points & tied 3rd in WHL Rookie Goals with 10
– Stuart Skinner is 6th in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 1588 & tied 5th in Games Played with 28
– Stuart Skinner is 6th in WHL Shots Faced with 892 & 6th in WHL Saves by a Goaltender with 803
– Stuart Skinner is tied 7th in WHL Wins with 13 & tied 2nd in WHL Losses with 13 & 2nd in shutouts with 3

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Ty Prefontaine is 3 games away from 100 career games
– Tate Olson is 7 assists away from 100 career assists
– Giorgio Estephan is 8 games away from 300 career games
– Giorgio Estephan is 12 points away from 300 career points
– Jake Elmer is 2 games away from 100 career games

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