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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Wrap Up First Half in Calgary

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will play their final game before the Christmas break this afternoon in Calgary against the Hitmen at Scotiabank Saddledome at 4:00pm.

The Hurricanes (17-9-4-2) earned a 5-2 win over the Kamloops Blazers last night at the ENMAX Centre. Five different goal scorers lit the lamp for the second straight game as Jake Leschyshyn, Jordy Bellerive, Dylan Cozens, Taylor Ross and Nick Henry scored in the win while Reece Klassen made 37 saves. The ‘Canes are now 8-1-2-0 in their last 11 games.

The Hitmen (15-14-3-1) were handed a 3-2 overtime loss last night against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Kaden Elder and Jake Kryski scored in the losing cause. The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Hitmen. Calgary is 5-0-1-0 in their last six games.

Today will be the final game for the Hurricanes before the Christmas break. It will be the fourth of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Hitmen; Lethbridge is 2-1-0-0 in the first three meetings.

VS. HITMEN: Tonight is the fourth of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Blazers. The ‘Canes have posted a 2-1-0-0 record in the three prior meetings, having won each of the last two games by a combined 11-8 in the two games.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                   TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
October 12th/2018 – at Calgary (6-5 CAL)                                  Nick Henry – 16G, 31A – 47 points
October 26th/2018 – at Calgary (7-6 LET)                                    Dylan Cozens – 17G, 28A – 45 points
November 9th/2018 – at Lethbridge (4-2 LET)                             Jake Leschyshyn – 21G, 20A – 41 points
December 16th/2018 – at Calgary                                               Taylor Ross – 19G, 19A – 38 points
February 19th/2019 – at Lethbridge                                              Jordy Bellerive – 14G, 22A – 36 points
March 9th/2019 – at Lethbridge

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (21) – Jake Leschyshyn                                     Assists (31) – Nick Henry
Points (47) – Nick Henry
PIMS (47) – Koletrane Wilson                                       Plus/Minus (+16) – Taylor Ross
Wins (11) – Reece Klassen                                           Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.904) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (3.14) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Igor Merezhko has points in 4 straight games (1g-3a); 5 of 9 games (1g-4a)
– Nick Henry has points in 4 straight games (1g-4a); 6 of 7 games (1g-6a); 26 of 33 games (16g-30a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 3 straight games (3g-5a); 4 of 6 games (6g-6a); 23 of 32 games (19g-19a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 3 straight games (3g-2a); 6 of 8 games (5g-4a); 20 of 25 games (18g-17a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 3 straight games (3g-2a); 6 of 7 games (4g-5a); 22 of 32 games (14g-22a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 3 straight games (4g-4a); 7 of 10 games (6g-9a); 21 of 32 games (16g-17a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 3 straight games (2g-6a); 9 of 10 games (8g-13a); 24 of 31 games (17g-28a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 3 of 6 games (3a)
– Nolan Jones has points in 3 of 8 games (1g-2a)
– Calen Addison has points in 5 of 6 games (7a); 13 of 20 games (3g-18a); 20 of 31 games (4g-28a)
– Keltie Jeri-Leon has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 4 of 10 games (1g-3a); 11 of 24 games (5g-8a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 5 of 17 games (1g-5a); 10 of 23 games (4g-9a); 13 of 27 games (7g-10a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 3 of 6 games (1g-2a); 5 of 12 games (2g-5a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 3 of 9 games (3a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 34 games away from 200 career games
– Calen Addison is 20 points away from 150 career points
– Taylor Ross is 3 games away from 200 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 20 points away from 150 career points
– Jake Leschyshyn is 26 assists away from 100 career assists
– Jake Leschyshyn is 10 points away from 150 career points
– Jackson Shepard is 3 games away from 150 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 14 games away from 250 career games
– Jordy Bellerive is 2 goals away from 100 career goals
– Zach Cox is 11 games away from 100 career games
– Jake Elmer is 14 points away from 100 career points
– Nick Henry is 8 assists away from 100 career assists
– Dylan Cozens is 8 games away from 100 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 1 point away from 100 career points
– Koletrane Wilson is 8 games away from 100 career games

 

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