GAME DAY: Hurricanes End Homestand Against Defending Champions
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will end a four-game homestand tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Edmonton Oil Kings to the ENMAX Centre.
The Hurricanes (11-8-0-1) enter on a season-long four-game winning streak after earning a 3-2 shootout win against the Red Deer Rebels on Friday. Tyson Zimmer and Logan Wormald scored in regulation before Noah Chadwick scored the shootout winner. Goaltender Harrison Meneghin made a career-high 35-saves in the win. Lethbridge enters 6-0-0-1 in their last seven games and are 7-3-0-1 at home this year.
The Oil Kings (3-17-1-0) ended a five-game losing streak on Friday with a 5-3 victory over the Brandon Wheat Kings at Rogers Place. Gavin Hodnett scored his first WHL hat-trick while Cole Miller scored twice in the victory. Kolby Hay made 36-saves in the win. Edmonton enters tonight 2-8-0-0 in their last ten games and are 1-10-0-0 on the road this season.
Tonight will be the first of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Oil Kings. Last year, the ‘Canes went 2-5-0-1 in eight regular season games before falling to Edmonton in four-game in the first round of the WHL Playoffs.
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 first of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Oil Kings. Last year, the ‘Canes posted a 2-5-0-1 record 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 3-9-1-1 against Edmonton. The Hurricanes have gone 41-44-4-3 all-time against the Oil Kings, including a 22-19-2-3 record all-time at the ENMAX Centre.
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
November 19th/2022 – at Lethbridge
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 (8) – Jett Jones
Assists (9) – Tyson Laventure
Points (15) – Cole Shepard
PIMS (28) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+7) – Chase Pauls
Wins (7) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.921) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.28) – Harrison Meneghin
– Logan Wormald has points in 6 straight games (5g-4a); 7 of 8 games (5g-5a); 10 of 15 games (6g-7a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 3 of 6 games (3g-1a)
– Hayden Smith has points in 2 straight games (2a); 3 of 8 games (1g-2a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 4 of 6 games (1g-5a); 11 of 19 games (7g-8a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 6 of 8 games (3g-5a); 7 of 11 games (3g-6a)
– Jett Jones has points in 6 of 8 games (4g-4a); 10 of 13 games (6g-6a); 11 of 19 games (8g-6a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 2 of 4 games (2g-2a); 6 of 12 games (3g-6a); 8 of 19 games (3g-8a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 4 of 8 games (4a); 7 of 18 games (1g-7a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 3 points away from 50 career points
– Jett Jones is 25 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Hayden Smith is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 3 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 20: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 11-8-0-1 (23 points) on the season after 20 games. The ‘Canes are 7-3-0-1 at home while posting a record of 4-5-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 8-11-0-1 after 20 contests. Lethbridge went 5-6-0-0 in October and are 5-0-0-1 in November.
On A Roll: Lethbridge enters tonight on a season-long four-game winning streak after a victory over Red Deer last night. The ‘Canes have also collected points in seven straight games having gone 6-0-0-1.
Goalie of the Week: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin was named the WHL Goaltender of the Week for his efforts last week. The South Surrey, BC, product went 2-0-0-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .963 SV% in a pair of games. Meneghin has gone 5-2-0-1 at home with a sparkling 1.84 GAA and a .935 SV%.
Tight Games: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have played to a one-goal margin in 12 of their last 13 games. The ‘Canes have gone 7-4-0-1 in those 12 one-goal games and have posted an 8-4-0-1 record in one-goal games this season. Lethbridge went 16-6-4-1 in single goal games last year.
Warm Worm: Logan Wormald enters play tonight on a six-game point scoring streak after scoring his seventh goal of the season on last night against Red Deer. The Langley, BC, product has picked up nine points (5g-4a) on his six-game point streak having posted three multi-point games in that span.
Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 492 draws taken. The Olds, AB, product 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.
World U17: Miguel Marques and Tristen Doyle had a good showing at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Marques finished with six points (1g-5a) in six games while Doyle had one goal in six games, both for Canada-White. Hurricanes assistant coach Ryan Aasman won a silver medal with Canada-Red.
Coach Canada: Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio has been named as an assistant coach for Team Canada at the upcoming 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship in Halifax and Moncton. Kisio served as the assistant coach for the National Junior Team in 2019. He has coached for Canada multiple times at the U17, U18 and U20 levels, highlighted by a gold medal as head coach at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2018.
After 2: This season, the ‘Canes have posted a perfect 9-0-0-0 record when leading after forty minutes. Over the last five seasons, the Hurricanes have posted a remarkable 90-0-5-3 record when leading after two periods. The last time Lethbridge lost in regulation when leading after forty was October 13th/2017 when they dropped a 4-3 decision at home to Everett – the ‘Canes held a 3-2 lead after two periods in that contest.