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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Begin Busy Week in Medicine Hat

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a four game in five night week as they visit the Medicine Hat Tigers tonight at 7:00pm at the Canalta Centre.

The Hurricanes (17-7-0-4) enter after a 4-3 shootout loss on Friday to the Saskatoon Blades at the ENMAX Centre. Oliver Okuliar scored twice while Alex Thacker added the other in the loss. The defeat ended a two-game winning streak for the ‘Canes who enter tonight with a 10-3-0-1 on the road this season.

The Tigers (18-7-1-0) were last in action on Saturday when they beat the Blades 5-3 at home. Medicine Hat enters on a four-game winning streak and are 8-2-0-0 in their last 10 games. The Tigers are tied for the WHL-lead in victories with 18 on the season.

Tonight will be the fourth of eight meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Tigers; the ‘Canes are 1-0-0-2 in the three previous meetings between the two teams with the road team having won all three match-ups so far. The game can be seen at both Browns Socialhouse locations in Lethbridge or heard on 106.7 ROCK. You can also watch the game online at www.whllive.com.

VS. TIGERS: Tonight will be the fourth of eight meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Tigers. The ‘Canes have posted a 1-0-0-2 record against Medicine Hat this season. Lethbridge is 8-1-1-3 in the last 13 head-to-head meetings dating back to last season.

2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                     TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
September 20th/2019 – at Lethbridge (4-3 SO MH)                    Dylan Cozens – 18G, 22A – 40 points
September 21st/2019 – at Medicine Hat (3-1 LET)                      Oliver Okuliar – 20G, 16A – 36 points
October 26th/2019 – at Lethbridge (3-2 SO MH)                         Alex Cotton – 7G, 22A – 29 points
December 3rd/2019 – at Medicine Hat                                         Calen Addison – 7G, 19A – 26 points
December 6th/2019 – at Lethbridge                                            D-Jay Jerome – 13G, 12A – 25 points
January 18th/2020 – at Medicine Hat
March 20th/2020 – at Lethbridge
March 21st/2020 – at Medicine Hat

2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (20) – Oliver Okuliar                                          Assists (22) – Alex Cotton & Dylan Cozens
Points (40) – Dylan Cozens
PIMS (29) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+27) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (10) – Carl Tetachuk                                             Shutouts (2) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.925) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.05) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 5 straight games (3g-4a); 8 of 9 games (3g-7a); 12 of 14 games (7g-8a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 5 straight games (4g-3a); 9 of 12 games (9g-6a); 13 of 19 games (11g-10a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 5 straight games (1g-5a)
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 3 straight games (3g-2a); 5 of 6 games (3g-3a); 16 of 18 games (16g-11a)
– Okuliar has goals in 11 of 17 games (16g)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 3 straight games (2g-6a); 4 of 5 games (3g-7a); 12 of 15 games (10g-16a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 3 straight games (3a); 5 of 7 games (5a); 8 of 12 games (8a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-2a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 2 of 3 games (4a); 10 of 11 games (4g-12a); 13 of 17 games (4g-17a)
– Ty Nash has points in 2 of 3 games (2a)
– Calen Addison has points in 2 of 4 games (3g-2a); 9 of 13 games (5g-12a); 13 of 20 games (6g-15a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 3 of 6 games (4a); 4 of 8 games (5a); 7 of 12 games (8a)
– Zack Stringer has points in 4 of 6 games (1g-7a); 5 of 12 games (2g-9a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 4 of 6 games (4g-6a); 5 of 10 games (5g-6a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 4 of 6 games (4g-2a)
– Chase Wheatcroft has points in 2 of 3 games (2a)
– Trevor Thurston has points in 2 of 5 games (2g-1a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 11 points away from 200 career points
– Danila Palivko has 11 games away from 100 career games
– Oliver Okuliar is 6 games away from 100 career CHL games
– Oliver Okuliar is 22 points away from 100 career CHL points
– D-Jay Jerome is 5 games away from 200 career games
– D-Jay Jerome is 16 points away from 100 career points
– Noah Boyko is 14 games away from 100 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 22 points away from 200 career points
– Logan Barlage is 22 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Cotton is 13 games away from 100 career games

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