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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Wrap 3-in-3 in Cranbrook

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes wrap their final three-in-three weekend of the season this afternoon as they travel to face the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook at 4:00pm.

The Hurricanes (33-16-4-3) are coming off a 5-0 loss last night in Medicine Hat to the Tigers. It was their first regulation loss since January 4th and it snapped a nine game winning streak and a 15 game point streak. It was the first time all season the ‘Canes were shutout. Hurricanes remain second in the Central Division.

The Ice (12-34-7-2) are coming off a 4-3 loss last night at home to the hands of the Prince Albert Raiders. Former Hurricane forward Colton Kroeker scored twice in the loss for Kootenay. The Ice have lost five straight games and are tied with Prince Albert for last in the entire Western Hockey League.

Today is the fifth of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Ice, the teams have split the previous four games with each team winning once at home and once on the road.

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (39) – Tyler Wong                                                    Assists (40) – Brennan Menell & Giorgio Estephan
Points (76) – Tyler Wong
PIMS (74) – Igor Merezhko                                                Plus/Minus (+16) – Tyler Wong
Wins (28) – Stuart Skinner                                                 Shutouts (2) – Stuart Skinner
Save % (.906) – Stuart Skinner                                        Goals Against Average (3.24) – Stuart Skinner

WHO’S HOT:
– Tyler Wong has points in 5 of 6 games (4g-2a); 7 of 9 games (6g-4a); 25 of 32 games (26g-26a)
– Egor Babenko has points in 5 of 6 games (3g-5a); 8 of 11 games (5g-8a); 16 of 22 games (10g-16a)
– Giorgio Estephan has points in 4 of 5 games (2g-5a); 13 of 16 games (5g-17a); 28 of 34 (18g-32a)
– Calen Addison has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 4 of 7 games (2g-3a); 23 of 34 games (18g-18a)
– Matt Alfaro has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 12 of 18 games (6g-8a); 17 of 25 games (7g-17a)
– Zak Zborosky has points in 2 of 3 games (2g-1a); 13 of 19 games (11g-12a); 18 of 26 (14g-18a)
– Brennan Menell has points in 4 of 6 games (2g-5a); 13 of 16 games (5g-16a); 17 of 21 games (5g-22a)
– Jadon Joseph has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 4 of 7 games (2g-2a); 5 of 9 games (2g-3a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 of 7 games (4a); 6 of 11 games (6a); 14 of 23 games (2g-14a)

2016-2017 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE LEADERS:
– Tyler Wong is tied 3rd in WHL Goals with 39 & tied 6th in WHL Scoring with 76 points
– Tyler Wong is tied 3rd in WHL PP Goals with 13 & tied 3rd in WHL Game Winning Goals with 7
– Giorgio Estephan is tied 11th in WHL Goals with 26 & is tied 11th in WHL Scoring with 66 points
– Zak Zborosky is tied 5th in WHL Goals with 34 & tied 4th in WHL Power Play Goals with 12
– Brennan Menell is tied 4th in WHL PP Assists with 21 & 3rd in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 51 points
– Calen Addison is tied 10th in WHL Rookie Scoring with 24 points (2nd among Rookie Defenseman Scoring)
– Calen Addison is 1st among 2000-born scorers in the WHL with 24 points
– Stuart Skinner is tied 2nd in Games Played (49); 3rd in WHL Wins with 28 & tied 9th in WHL Losses with 13
– Stuart Skinner is 2nd in WHL Minutes by a Goalie (2762) & is 2nd in WHL Shots (1586) & 2nd Saves (1437)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Giorgio Estephan is 8 goals away from 100 career goals
– Matt Alfaro is 13 assists away from 100 career assists
– Matt Alfaro is 11 points away from 150 career points
– Tanner Nagel is 6 games away from 100 career games
– Zak Zborosky is 8 goals away from 100 career goals
– Zak Zborosky is 3 assists away from 100 career assists
– Zak Zborosky is 11 points away from 200 career points

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