Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return home tonight to the ENMAX Centre at 7:00pm for Game 5 of their best-of-sevens second round series with the Brandon Wheat Kings as they will look to close out the series and advance to the Eastern Conference Championship Series.
The Hurricanes hold a 3-1 series lead after earning a road split in Brandon this week. The ‘Canes, after falling 5-4 in Game 3, bounced back with a 7-4 victory in Game 4. Brad Morrison and Jake Elmer each scored twice while Dylan Cozens, Zane Franklin and Logan Barlage scored in the victory for the Hurricanes.
The Wheat Kings will face elimination for the first time in this post-season tonight as they will attempt to force a Game 6 back in Brandon on Sunday afternoon. In the 7-4 loss on Wednesday, the Wheaties had four different goal scorers light the lamp as Marcus Sekundiak, Luka Burzan, Stelio Mattheos and Ty Lewis all scored in the losing cause.
The Hurricanes, along with the Lethbridge Hockey Hounds, will be donating all proceeds raised in tonight’s 50/50 draw to the Humboldt Broncos following their tragedy last Friday.
There are less than 800 tickets remaining for tonight’s game and can be purchased online, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre.
PLAYOFF SERIES: Tonight will be Game 4 of the best-of-seven second round series between the Hurricanes and the Wheat Kings. The Hurricanes leads the series 3-1. It will be the first time the two have faced off in the post-season since 2008 when the ‘Canes eliminated the Wheaties in six games.
PLAYOFF SERIES: (* if necessary) HURRICANE TOP 7 PLAYOFF SCORERS
Game 1 – April 6th, 7:00pm – at Lethbridge (5-1 LET) Brad Morrison – 10G. 17A, 27 points
Game 2 – April 7th, 7:00pm – at Lethbridge (5-4 OT LET) Jordy Bellerive – 8G, 9A – 17 points
Game 3 – April 10th, 6:00pm – at Brandon (5-4 BRD) Taylor Ross – 8G, 7A – 15 points
Game 4 – April 11th, 6:00pm – at Brandon (7-4 LET) Calen Addison – 3G, 10A – 13 points
Game 5 – April 13th, 7:00pm – at Lethbridge Tate Olson – 3G, 9A – 12 points
*Game 6 – April 15th, TBD – at Brandon Jake Elmer – 4G, 6A – 10 points
*Game 7 – April 17th, 7:00pm – at Lethbridge Jadon Joseph – 1G, 8A – 9 points
2017-2018 PLAYOFF STATS LEADERS:
Goals (10) – Brad Morrison Assists (17) – Brad Morrison
Points (27) – Brad Morrison
PIMS (22) – Owen Blocker Plus/Minus (+13) – Tate Olson
Wins (6) – Logan Flodell Shutouts (1) – Logan Flodell
Save % (.899) – Logan Flodell Goals Against Average (3.08) – Logan Flodell
WHEAT KINGS, REGULAR SEASON: The Hurricanes and Wheat Kings met four times during the 2017-2018 regular season. Lethbridge posted a 1-3-0-0 record against Brandon, with their lone victory coming at the ENMAX Centre. The ‘Canes have posted a 6-6-0-0 record against the Wheaties over the last three seasons.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES: HURRICANES TOP 5 SCORERS
December 1st/2017 – at Lethbridge (5-1 BRD) Jordy Bellerive – 46G, 46A – 92 points
December 15th/2017 – at Brandon (3-0 BRD) Brad Morrison – 27G, 48A – 75 points
February 23rd/2018 – at Lethbridge (7-2 LET) Calen Addison – 11G, 54A – 65 points
March 6th/2018 – at Brandon (6-0 BRD) Dylan Cozens – 22G, 31A – 53 points
Taylor Ross – 21G, 21A – 42 points
2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (46) – Jordy Bellerive Assists (54) – Calen Addison
Points (92) – Jordy Bellerive
PIMS (103) – Matthew Stanley Plus/Minus (+18) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (38) – Logan Flodell Shutouts (3) – Logan Flodell
Save % (.909) – Logan Flodell Goals Against Average (3.14) – Logan Flodell
2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON LEADERS:
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 12th in WHL Scoring with 92 points & is tied 8th in WHL Goals with 46
– Jordy Bellerive is tied 8th in WHL Power Play Goals with 16 & tied 20th in WHL Power Play Assists with 23
– Calen Addison is tied 9th in WHL Defenseman Scoring with 65 points & tied 3rd in WHL PP Assists with 35
– Calen Addison is 21st in WHL Assists with 54
– Dylan Cozens is tied 2nd in WHL Rookie Scoring with 53 points & 1st in WHL Rookie Goals with 22
– Logan Flodell is 1st in WHL Games Played with 61 & 2nd in WHL Minutes by a Goaltender with 3474
– Logan Flodell is 1st in WHL Shots Faced with 1999 & 1st in WHL Saves with 1818
– Logan Flodell is 1st in WHL Wins with 38 & 6th in Shutouts with 3
– Logan Flodell is 1st in WHL Eastern Conference Save Percentage .909%