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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Thunderbirds

Kent, WA – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a three-in-three road trip in the United States tonight as they visit the Seattle Thunderbirds at 8:30pm MT.

The Hurricanes (24-13-4-4) enter having been off since a 2-1 victory last Saturday in Red Deer against the Rebels. Carl Tetachuk made 35 saves in the win while Jake Leschyshyn and Jackson Shepard scored in the winning cause. The ‘Canes enter tonight sitting third place in the Central Division, just one point back of the Rebels for second and only two back of the Edmonton Oil Kings for first.

The Thunderbirds (17-21-4-1) are coming off a 2-1 victory on Tuesday over the Spokane Chiefs at the accesso ShoWare Center. Matthew Wedman and Nolan Volcan scored in the win for Seattle. The T-Birds enter tonight 5-0-0-1 in their last six games and 6-1-0-1 in their last eight.

Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and Thunderbirds; the ‘Canes have lost the last two meetings between the two teams. The ‘Canes have not won in Seattle since December 27th, 2004 at Key Arena.

VS. THUNDERBIRDS: Tonight will be the first and only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Thunderbirds. The Hurricanes were handed a 7-4 loss last year in the lone meeting against the T-Birds. Lethbridge’s last win in Seattle was a 3-2 victory on December 27th, 2004 at Key Arena.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                   TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
January 25th/2019 – at Seattle                                                     Nick Henry – 18G, 47A – 65 points                                                                                                                                Dylan Cozens – 25G, 33A – 58 points
SEASON SERIES IN 2017-2018                                                 Jordy Bellerive – 23G, 32A – 55 points
October 20th/2017 – at Lethbridge (7-4 SEA)                              Jake Leschyshyn – 26G, 28A – 54 points
Taylor Ross – 23G, 24A – 47 points

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (26) – Jake Leschyshyn                                      Assists (47) – Nick Henry
Points (65) – Nick Henry
PIMS (79) – Koletrane Wilson                                       Plus/Minus (+22) – Taylor Ross
Wins (10) – Carl Tetachuk                                            Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.903) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (3.05) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Nick Henry has points in 3 straight games (3a); 14 of 17 games (3g-20a); 36 of 46 games (18g-46a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 8 of 11 games (7g-4a); 33 of 44 games (25g-33a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 13 of 16 games (11g-12a); 16 of 20 games (13g-14a); 32 of 45 (23g-32a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 4 of 9 games (3g-4a); 8 of 14 games (7g-10a); 28 of 45 games (23g-24a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 4 of 8 games (4g-4a); 6 of 11 games (4g-6a); 28 of 45 games (20g-24a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 2 of 7 games (2a); 4 of 13 games (1g-4a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 of 10 games (1g-3a); 5 of 15 games (1g-4a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 11 of 16 games (8g-10a); 14 of 22 games (20g-12a); 28 of 38 (23g-25a)
– Calen Addison has points in 8 of 14 games (3g-10a); 13 of 22 games (3g-21a); 27 of 44 games (7g-37a)
– Nolan Jones has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 8 games (3a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 2 of 11 games (1g-1a); 5 of 19 games (1g-4a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 2 of 4 games (3a); 4 of 10 games (5a); 8 of 22 games (8a)
– Scott Mahovlich has points in 6 of 17 games (2g-4a)
– Adam Hall has points in 3 of 10 games (1g-2a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 21 games away from 200 career games
– Calen Addison is 8 points away from 150 career points
– Jake Leschyshyn is 16 games away from 250 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 18 assists away from 100 career assists
– Igor Merezhko is 18 games away from 250 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 14 points away from 100 career points
– Jordy Bellerive is 11 points away from 250 career points
– Jake Elmer is 19 games away from 200 career games
– Jake Elmer is 3 points away from 100 career points
– Nick Henry is 29 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 26 points away from 200 career points
– Scott Mahovlich is 12 games away from 150 career games

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