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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Begin Second-Half; Welcome Hitmen

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin the second-half of the regular season tonight as they welcome the Calgary Hitmen at 7:00pm at the ENMAX Centre.

The Hurricanes (20-10-0-5) enter having had their three-game winning streak snapped on December 15th against the Hitmen at Scotiabank Saddledome in the final game before the Christmas break. D-Jay Jerome and Justin Hall scored in the defeat. The Hurricanes enter play tonight with a 9-5-0-4 record at home this season.

The Hitmen (16-10-3-1) ended a three-game losing streak with the victory against the Hurricanes in their last outing. Riley Fiddler-Schultz scored twice while Carson Focht, Riley Stotts and Josh Prokop scored the goals in the win for Calgary while Jack McNaughton made 15 saves in the win.

Tonight will be the final of three straight games between the Hurricanes and the Hitmen; the teams have split the firs two games with the home team winning both outings. Tickets for tonight’s game can be purchased by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328), online at www.enmaxcentre.ca or by visiting the ENMAX Centre or Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre’s.

VS. HITMEN: Tonight will be the third of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Hitmen. Calgary eliminated Lethbridge in Game 7 of the first round of the playoffs last year. The ‘Canes posted a 5-1-0-0 record in the six regular season meetings last year and are 6-2-0-0 in the last eight regular season meetings. The teams have split a pair of games so far this season with the home team winning both.

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                     TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
December 14th/2019 – at Lethbridge (3-0 LET)                           Dylan Cozens – 120G, 26A – 46 points
December 15th/2019 – at Calgary (5-2 CGY)                              Oliver Okuliar – 23G, 19A – 42 points
December 27th/2019 – at Lethbridge                                          Alex Cotton – 10G, 27A – 37 points
January 4th/2020 – at Lethbridge                                                 Calen Addison – 7G, 22A – 29 points
January 10th/2020 – at Calgary                                                   D-Jay Jerome – 14G, 13A – 27 points
February 9th/2020 – at Calgary
March 1st/2020 – at Calgary

2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (23) – Oliver Okuliar                                          Assists (27) – Alex Cotton
Points (46) – Dylan Cozens
PIMS (42) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+32) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (10) – Carl Tetachuk                                             Shutouts (3) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.916) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.40) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 7 straight games (6g-5a); 9 of 10 games (6g-6a); 20 of 22 games (19g-14a)
– Okuliar has goals in 13 of 21 games (19g)
– Zack Stringer has points in 4 straight games (2g-3a); 8 of 12 games (3g-10a); 9 of 18 games (4g-12a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 6 of 11 games (4g-4a); 10 of 18 games (9g-7a)
– Calen Addison has points in 2 straight games (3a); 4 of 8 games (3g-5a); 11 of 17 games (5g-15a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 2 straight games (1g-3a); 7 of 8 games (4g-10a); 15 of 19 games (12g-20a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 6 of 7 games (3g-5a); 8 of 10 games (3g-9a); 19 of 24 games (7g-22a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-2a); 5 of 7 games (3g-3a); 10 of 17 games (8g-9a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 4 of 8 games (2g-2a); 5 of 11 games (2g-4a)
– Chase Wheatcroft has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 5 of 10 games (1g-4a)
– Justin Hall has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-2a); 4 of 10 games (3g-3a)
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 6 of 12 games (4g-4a); 9 of 16 games (4g-7a); 13 of 21 games (8g-8a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 4 of 12 games (5a); 5 of 14 games (6a); 8 of 18 games (9a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 4 of 10 games (4a); 6 of 14 games (6a); 9 of 19 games (9a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 3 of 5 games (3a); 7 of 12 games (1g-7a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 5 of 13 games (5g-4a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 8 points away from 200 career points
– Danila Palivko has 5 games away from 100 career games
– Oliver Okuliar is 2 games away from 100 career CHL games
– Oliver Okuliar is 16 points away from 100 career CHL points
– D-Jay Jerome is 14 points away from 100 career points
– Noah Boyko is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 16 points away from 200 career points
– Logan Barlage is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Cotton is 6 games away from 100 career games

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