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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Kick Off Final Weekend in Red Deer

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin the final weekend of the regular season tonight as they travel to face the Red Deer Rebels at 7:00pm.

The Hurricanes (38-18-5-5) enter on a season-long six-game winning streak after a 7-4 victory on Saturday at the ENMAX Centre over the Calgary Hitmen. Jordy Bellerive matched a career-high five-point effort in that game, including his first hat-trick of the season, and was named the WHL Player of the Week. The ‘Canes enter tonight having won three-straight on the road.

The Rebels (33-27-4-2) were handed a 7-4 loss on Wednesday to the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Canalta Centre. Going into play tonight, Red Deer has last two-straight games and is 4-5-1-0 in their last ten outings. The Rebels need one point to be the final team in the Eastern Conference to clinch a playoff berth.

Tonight will be the final of six meetings on the regular season between the Hurricanes and the Rebels; Lethbridge has posted a 3-1-0-1 in the five games prior this season and have won 19 of their last 25 regular season meetings.

VS. REBELS: Tonight will be the final of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Rebels. The ‘Canes have posted a 3-1-0-1 against the Rebels so far this season. Lethbridge has posted a 19-4-1-1 record in the last 25 regular season meetings against Red Deer. Overall, the ‘Canes have posted a 22-7-1-2 record against Central Division opponents this season.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                   TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
December 2nd/2018 – at Lethbridge (5-4 OT LET)                      Nick Henry – 27G, 64A – 91 points
January 2nd/2019 – at Red Deer (5-4 SO RD)                             Dylan Cozens – 33G, 50A – 83 points
January 18th/2019 – at Lethbridge (3-1 RD)                               Jordy Bellerive – 33G, 48A – 81 points
January 19th/2019 – at Red Deer (2-1 LET)                                Jake Elmer – 38G, 40A – 78 points
February 1st/2019 – at Lethbridge (6-2 LET)                                 Jake Leschyshyn – 37G, 40A – 77 points
March 15th/2019 – at Red Deer

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (38) – Jake Elmer                                                Assists (64) – Nick Henry
Points (91) – Nick Henry
PIMS (118) – Koletrane Wilson                                     Plus/Minus (+40) – Koletrane Wilson
Wins (23) – Carl Tetachuk                                            Shutouts (2) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.909) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.87) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Jake Elmer has points in 16 straight games (18g-14a); 17 of 18 games (18g-15a); 22 of 29 (22g-20a)
– Jake Elmer has goals in 14 of 15 games (18g)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 14 straight games (6g-16a); 18 of 25 games (9g-18a); 49 of 65 (33g-50a)
– Nick Henry has points in 10 straight games (6g-11a); 13 of 14 games (7g-15a); 18 of 23 games (9g-20a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 8 straight games (4g-9a); 10 of 13 games (9g-10a); 41 of 58 (34g-36a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 3 straight games (5a); 5 of 7 games (2g-5a); 11 of 18 games (4g-11a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 straight games (4g-3a); 7 of 10 games (8g-8a); 45 of 66 games (33g-46a)
– Taylor Ross has points in 2 straight games (3g-1a); 12 of 16 games (11g-8a); 41 of 66 games (34g-33a)
– Jackson Shepard has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 4 of 6 games (2g-2a); 5 of 8 games (2g-4a)
– Zach Cox has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 3 of 7 games (1g-2a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 2 straight games (2a); 5 of 14 games (5a)
– Scott Mahovlich has points in 2 straight games (2a)
– Zack Stringer has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-3a)
– Calen Addison has points in 4 of 5 games (4a); 6 of 8 games (2g-6a); 11 of 17 games (4g-15a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 7 games (3a); 7 of 14 games (1g-8a); 9 of 18 games (3g-9a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 3 of 9 games (3a); 4 of 14 games (1g-4a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 2 of 8 games (2g-1a); 4 of 14 games (3g-3a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Ty Prefontaine is 9 games away from 200 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 6 assists away from 100 career assists
– Jordy Bellerive is 2 assists away from 150 career assists
– Nick Henry is 8 games away from 200 career games
– Scott Mahovlich is 1 games away from 150 career games
– Logan Barlage is 19 games away from 150 career games

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