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Throwback Thursday: Hurricanes vs. Wheat Kings, Mar. 6/2019

Tonight you can re-live a Lethbridge Hurricanes 4-1 victory against the Brandon Wheat Kings to officially clinch their spot in the 2019 WHL Playoffs. Tonight’s #WHLCanesClassics game is a re-run of the March 6, 2019 game at the ENMAX Centre when Zack Stringer scored his first WHL goal. Puck drops at 7:00pm!

 

GAME PREVIEW


The Lethbridge Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre tonight as they begin a three-game homestand against the Brandon Wheat Kings at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (35-18-5-5) are coming off a five-game road trip in which they posted a 4-1-0-0 record and are riding a three-game winning streak. The ‘Canes were last in action on Saturday when they earned a 4-1 win in Regina against the Pats. Entering tonight, the Hurricanes need a single point to officially clinch a WHL Playoff berth.

The Wheat Kings (30-24-4-4) are coming off a 7-0 shutout victory in Cranbrook over the Kootenay Ice last night. Brandon enters play tonight tied in points with the Red Deer Rebels for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Wheaties enter tonight’s game 7-2-1-0 in their last ten games.

Tonight will be the final meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Wheat Kings; Lethbridge has posted a 2-1-0-0 record in the three games prior this year having won each of the last two outings.

The first 1,200 fans that arrive tonight at the ENMAX Centre will receive collector Lethbridge Herald hockey cards. Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased online at www.enmaxcentre.ca, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Ticket Centre’s.

VS. WHEAT KINGS: Tonight will be the final of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Wheat Kings. The Hurricanes have posted a 2-1-0-0 record in the three games so far this season having won each of the last two meetings. The ‘Canes have outscored the Wheaties 14-13 in the three games.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                  
September 29th/2018 – at Brandon (8-4 BRD)
October 23rd/2018 – at Lethbridge (2-1 LET)
November 23rd/2018 – at Brandon (8-4 LET)
March 6th/2019 – at Lethbridge

TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
Nick Henry – 26G, 61A – 87 points
Dylan Cozens – 32G, 46A – 78 points
Jordy Bellerive – 29G, 45A – 74 points
Jake Leschyshyn – 35G, 39A – 74 points
Jake Elmer – 36G, 37A – 73 points

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (36) – Jake Elmer
Assists (61) – Nick Henry
Points (87) – Nick Henry
PIMS (114) – Koletrane Wilson
Plus/Minus (+36) – Taylor Ross
Wins (20) – Carl Tetachuk
Shutouts (2) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.908) – Carl Tetachuk
Goals Against Average (2.93) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Jake Elmer has points in 13 straight games (16g-11a)
– Jake Elmer has goals in 12 straight games (16g)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 11 straight games (5g-12a)
– Nick Henry has points in 7 straight games (5g-8a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 6 straight games (2g-8a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Jake Leschyshyn is 7 assists away from 100 career assists
– Jordy Bellerive is 5 assists away from 150 career assists
– Nick Henry is 3 points away from 200 career points

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