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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Look to End Losing Streak in Swift Current

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will look to end a season-long four-game losing streak tonight as they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 6:00pm MT at Innovation Credit Union i-Plex.

The Hurricanes (17-9-0-5) were downed 4-3 in a shootout last night at the ENMAX Centre by the Medicine Hat Tigers. Oliver Okuliar added to his WHL lead in goals scoring twice while Alex Cotton added the other. Carl Tetachuk made 35 saves in the defeat. The loss dropped the Hurricanes record to 0-2-0-2 in their last four games.

The Broncos (6-18-1-2) enter on a five-game losing streak after being beaten 5-1 last night at home by the Everett Silvertips. Overage forward Jaxan Kaluski scored the lone goal in the loss while Isaac Poulter made 29 saves in the defeat. Swift Current enters tonight tied for last place in the WHL standings with the Regina Pats.

Tonight’s game will be the third of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos; Lethbridge has posted a 2-0-0-0 record so far this season outscoring Swift Current 10-3 in the two games. 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. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the third of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 2-0-0-0 record thus far outscoring Swift Current 10-3 in the two games. The ‘Canes are 5-0-1-0 in their last six meetings against the Broncos dating back to last year.

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                     TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
November 6th/2019 – at Lethbridge (4-1 LET)                             Dylan Cozens – 19G, 24A – 43 points
November 20th/2019 – at Swift Current (6-2 LET)                       Oliver Okuliar – 23G, 18A – 41 points
December 7th/2019 – at Swift Current                                         Alex Cotton – 8G, 25A – 33 points
December 28th/2019 – at Lethbridge                                           Calen Addison – 7G, 21A – 28 points
December 30th/2019 – at Swift Current                                       D-Jay Jerome – 13G, 12A – 25 points
January 11th/2020 – at Lethbridge
March 18th/2020 – at Lethbridge

2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (23) – Oliver Okuliar                                          Assists (25) – Alex Cotton
Points (43) – Dylan Cozens
PIMS (35) – Trevor Thurston                                        Plus/Minus (+27) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (10) – Carl Tetachuk                                             Shutouts (2) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.914) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.41) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 6 straight games (6g-4a); 8 of 9 games (6g-5a); 19 of 21 games (19g-13a)
– Okuliar has goals in 13 of 20 games (19g)
– Alex Cotton has points in 3 straight games (1g-3a); 5 of 6 games (1g-7a); 16 of 20 games (5g-20a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 5 of 6 games (3g-8a); 6 of 8 games (4g-9a); 14 of 18 games (11g-18a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 of 7 games (3g-4a); 10 of 16 games (5g-14a); 14 of 23 games (6g-17a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 6 of 9 games (5g-7a); 7 of 13 games (6g-7a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 3 of 7 games (1g-3a); 4 of 12 games (2g-3a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 5 of 8 games (4g-3a); 9 of 15 games (9g-6a); 13 of 22 games (11g-10a)
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 5 of 8 games (3g-4a); 8 of 12 games (3g-7a); 12 of 17 games (7g-8a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 3 of 8 games (4a); 4 of 10 games (5a); 7 of 14 games (8a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 3 of 6 games (3a); 5 of 10 games (5a); 8 of 15 games (8a)
– Zack Stringer has points in 4 of 8 games (1g-7a); 5 of 14 games (2g-9a)
– Chase Wheatcroft has points in 3 of 6 games (1g-2a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 6 of 8 games (1g-6a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 4 of 9 games (4g-2a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 9 points away from 200 career points
– Danila Palivko has 9 games away from 100 career games
– Oliver Okuliar is 3 games away from 100 career CHL games
– Oliver Okuliar is 17 points away from 100 career CHL points
– D-Jay Jerome is 2 games away from 200 career games
– D-Jay Jerome is 16 points away from 100 career points
– Noah Boyko is 11 games away from 100 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 19 points away from 200 career points
– Logan Barlage is 20 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Cotton is 10 games away from 100 career games

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