GAME DAY: Hurricanes Begin Homestand Against Oil Kings
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a four-game homestand to go into the Christmas Break tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings at 7:00pm to the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes (18-11-0-1) enter on a season-long four-game winning streak after earning a 4-3 shootout win on Saturday in Swift Current. Tyson Laventure had a three-point effort scoring twice while adding an assist; Jett Jones scored the other goal while Tyson Zimmer scored the shootout winner. Lethbridge enters tonight 13-3-0-1 in their last 17 games and are 7-1-0-1 in their last nine home games. The ‘Canes are 9-4-0-1 at the ENMAX Centre this season.
The Oil Kings (4-25-1-0) enter on an eight-game losing streak after suffering a 5-2 loss to the Red Deer Rebels on Saturday. Former Hurricane Noah Boyko and Braeden Wynne scored the other goal in the loss while Kolby Hay made 30-saves. Edmonton enters 2-14-0-0 on the road this season.
Tonight will be the second of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Oil Kings; Edmonton earned a 4-2 win over Lethbridge in their only previous meeting at the ENMAX Centre.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at www.lethbridgehurricanes.com.
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VS. OIL KINGS: Tonight will be the second of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Oil Kings. The ‘Canes have posted an 0-1-0-0 record against Oil Kings this season after going 2-5-0-1 in eight games against Edmonton while falling in four-straight games in the first round of the WHL Playoffs. Over the last two years, Lethbridge has posted a record of 3-10-1-1 against Edmonton. The Hurricanes have gone 41-45-4-3 all-time against the Oil Kings, including a 22-20-2-3 record all-time at the ENMAX Centre.
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
November 19th/2022 – at Lethbridge (4-3 EDM)
December 14th/2022 – at Lethbridge
January 1st/2023 – at Edmonton
January 7th/2023 – at Lethbridge
January 29th/2023 – at Edmonton
March 18th/2023 – at Edmonton
2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
October 6th/2021 – at Lethbridge (2-1 EDM)
October 15th/2021 – at Edmonton (4-0 EDM)
November 2nd/2021 – at Edmonton (7-0 EDM)
November 26th/2021 – at Lethbridge (3-2 LET)
January 16th/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-4 SO EDM)
January 30th/2022 – at Edmonton (6-0 EDM)
March 25th/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-2 EDM)
March 27th/2022 – at Edmonton (5-1 LET)
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (14) – Jett Jones
Assists (18) – Tyson Laventure
Points (29) – Jett Jones
PIMS (38) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+12) – Chase Pauls
Wins (14) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (1) – Harrison Meneghin
Save % (.922) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.37) – Harrison Meneghin
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 11 straight games (8g-9a); 13 of 18 games (10g-11a); 18 of 28 (10g-16a)
– Jett Jones has points in 8 straight games (6g-9a); 14 of 18 games (10g-13a); 19 of 29 games (14g-15a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 8 straight games (7g-8a); 14 of 18 games (10g-13a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 4 straight games (3g-4a); 5 of 7 games (3g-5a); 16 of 26 games (9g-13a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 4 of 5 games (2g-3a); 5 of 7 games (2g-5a); 18 of 29 games (10g-13a)
– Logan McCutcheon has points in 5 of 7 games (1g-8a); 8 of 18 games (1g-11a)
– Miguel Marques has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-2a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 3 of 6 games (2g-1a); 5 of 12 games (2g-3a)
– Anton Astashevich has points in 3 of 6 games (3a)
– Noah Chadwick has points in 3 of 7 games (2g-2a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-2a); 4 of 9 games (3g-2a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Nolan Bentham is 15 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 7 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 15 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 3 goals away from 50 career goals
– Logan Wormald is 15 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Laventure is 21 points away from 100 career points
– Tyson Laventure is 2 assists away from 50 career assists
– Bryan Thomson is 5 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 30: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 18-11-0-1 (37 points) on the season after 30 games. The ‘Canes are 9-4-0-1 at home while posting a record of 9-7-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 14-14-1-1 after 30 contests. Lethbridge went 8-2-0-1 in November and are 4-1-0-0 December so far.
Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter play tonight on a four-game winning streak, matching their longest win streak of the season. The ‘Canes have posted a 13-3-0-1 record in their last 17 games, which would be a 52-win pace over a full 68-game schedule. The ‘Canes are equally as hot on home ice having gone an impressive 7-1-0-1 in their last nine games on home ice while going 6-2-0-0 in their last seven away.
PP Clickin’: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have scored at least one power play goal in six of seven games, going 11-for-32 (34.3%) in that stretch. The ‘Canes have scored a power play goal in 15 of their last 18 games in which they’ve had a PP opportunity. Lethbridge is 15-4-0-1 this season when scoring a power play goal and are 5-0-0-0 when they score two-or-more in a contest.
Goals Galore: Over the last seven games the Hurricanes have scored a total of 31 goals, averaging 4.43 goals per game during that stretch. During the same seven-game span, the ‘Canes have allowed 19 goals against, for an average of 2.71 goals against per game. Lethbridge’s season average is 2.80 GFPG.
Player of the Week: Hurricanes forward Tyson Laventure was named the WHL Player of the Week for the week ending December 11th. The 19-year-old racked up seven points (2g-5a) with a plus-4 rating in three ‘Canes wins. Laventure is currently on a career-high eight game point-scoring streak.
Rookie Tendy: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin who was named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November going 7-0-0-1 with a 1.96 goals against average and a .936 save percentage. Meneghin, who is 14-4-0-1 on the season, has gone 12-1-0-1 in his last 14 starts; he enters tonight sitting third in SV% (.922), sixth in GAA (2.37) and tied for third in victories (14) in the entire WHL.
What a Trio: The line of Jett Jones, Tyson Laventure and Tyson Zimmer have been terrific of late. The trio have combined for a whopping 43 points in the last eight games. Jones and Laventure enter tonight on eight-game point-scoring streaks while Zimmer enters with points in 11-straight games. They sit one, two and three in team scoring having combined for 24-goals and 83-points this season.
Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 770 draws taken, averaging 25.6 draws per game. Jonesd has won 20+ faceoffs in a game three times this season, becoming the first Hurricanes centre-man to accomplish that feat on three occasions since the WHL began tracking faceoffs in 2017, surpassing Jake Leschyshyn and Giorgio Estephan – who both did it twice.