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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit the Tri Cities

Kennewick, WA – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will wrap up a mini two-game Washington State road trip tonight as they visit the Tri-City Americans at 8:00pm MT.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-3 victory last night over the Spokane Chiefs snapping a 13-year losing skid. Tyler Wong netted a three point night scoring twice while adding an assist. Giorgio Estephan had a two assist night while Stuart Skinner made 30 saves for the victory.

The win for the Hurricanes evened their road record to 1-1-0-0 on the season and improved it to 4-2-0-0 on the year.

The Americans are coming off a victory last night in Everett over the Silvertips. Tri-City enters play tonight 3-3-0-0 on the year.

The Hurricanes knocked off the Amerks in the lone meeting last year with a 5-3 win at the ENMAX Centre. Tune in to tonight’s game on 106.7 ROCK starting at 7:45pm MT with Dustin Forbes.

 

LAST GAME: 5-3 Loss at Spokane: The Lethbridge Hurricanes evened their road record on Friday night with a 5-3 win in Spokane against the Chiefs. Tyler Wong scored twice and added an assist in the victory. The ‘Canes chased former netminder Jayden Sittler en route to the win. The victory was the ‘Canes first in Spokane since February 12th, 2003.

AMERICANS: Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and Americans. The Hurricanes picked up a 5-3 victory over Tri-City on February 12th last year at the ENMAX Centre. Tyler Wong netted a hat-trick in that game. The Hurricanes will look to snap a lengthy losing streak, the ‘Canes have not won a game in Tri-City since 1999.

REGUALAR SEASON SERIES:                                                       HURRICANE TOP 5 SCORERS
October 8th/2016 – at Tri-City                                                            Ryley Lindgren – 5G, 5A – 10 points
Tyler Wong – 4G, 3A – 7 points                                                                                                                                        Jesse Zaharichuk – 2G, 4A – 6 points
Egor Babenko – 3G, 3A – 6 points
Calen Addison – 2G, 4A – 6 points

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (5) – Ryley Lindgren                                                                Assists (5) – Ryley Lindgren
Points (10) – Ryley LIndgren
PIMS (31) – Igor Merezhko                                                Plus/Minus (+2) – Igor Merezhko & 4 others
Wins (4) – Stuart Skinner                                                   Shutouts (1) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.899) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.56) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Ryley Lindgren has points in 4 straight games (4g-3a); 5 of 6 games (5g-5a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 4 straight games (3g-2a)
– Brayden Burke has points in 3 straight games (4a)
– Tyler Wong has points in 3 straight games (4g-3a)
– Jesse Zaharichuk has points in 3 straight games (2g-4a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 2 straight games (3a)
– Colton Kroeker has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-3a)
– 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 10 points
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 6th in WHL Assists with 5
– Ryley Lindgren is tied 4th in WHL Goals with 5
– Igor Merezhko is 1st in WHL Penalty Minutes with 31
– Calen Addison is tied 3rd in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 6 points
– Calen Addison is 1st in WHL Rookie Scoring with 6 points & tied 1st in WHL Rookie Assists with 4
– Stuart Skinner is tied 2nd in WHL Wins with 4
– Stuart Skinner is tied 1st in WHL Shutouts with 1
– Stuart Skinner is 2nd in WHL Minutes by a Goalie with 337

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Tyler Wong is 4 goals away from 100 career goals
– Tyler Wong is 4 points away from 200 career points
– Ryley Lindgren is 7 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 8 games away from 200 career games
– Ryan Vandervlis is 11 games away from 100 career games
– Stuart Skinner is 6 wins away from 50 career wins

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