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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Make Final Trip Ever to Cranbrook

Cranbrook, BC – The Lethbridge Hurricanes continue a busy stretch this afternoon at 2:00pm as they visit the Kootenay Ice at Western Financial Place for the final time ever.

The Hurricanes (29-17-5-5) are coming off a 5-2 loss on Saturday to the Saskatoon Blades that ended a two-game winning streak. Taylor Ross and Jake Elmer scored the goals in the losing cause while Carl Tetachuk made 38 saves. The Hurricanes enter tonight 6-6-1-1 in their last 14 games.

The Ice (11-36-7-1) are also coming off a loss to the Saskatoon Blades as they were downed 8-3 on Friday at home. Kootenay received goals from Peyton Krebs, Jaeger White and Martin Bodak in the defeat. The Ice enter play tonight having lost four straight and posting a record of 2-7-1-0 in their last 10 games.

Tonight will be the final ever meeting between the two teams as Kootenay will relocate to Winnipeg for the start of next season. The Hurricanes have posted a 11-1-0-0 record in the last 12 meetings, including a perfect 5-0-0-0 this year.

VS. ICE: Tonight will be the final of six meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Ice. It will also be the very last time the two teams will ever meet as Kootenay will relocate to Winnipeg for the start of next season. Over the last 12 head-to-head meetings, the Hurricanes have posted an 11-1-0-0 record. In the 21 years the Ice franchise has been in Kootenay, the Hurricanes have posted an all-time 63-66-7-2 record with one tie; Lethbridge is 28-40-3-1 with one tie all-time in Cranbrook.

REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                                                   TOP 5 HURRICANES SCORERS
October 16th/2018 – at Lethbridge (6-3 LET)                               Nick Henry – 21G, 53A – 74 points
December 5th/2018 – at Kootenay (3-2 OT LET)                         Dylan Cozens – 27G, 39A – 66 points
December 29th/2018 – at Kootenay (8-4 LET)                            Jordy Bellerive – 25G, 40A – 65 points
January 9th/2019 – at Lethbridge (3-2 LET)                                 Jake Leschyshyn – 33G, 31A – 64 points
January 12th/2019 – at Lethbridge (3-2 LET)                               Jake Elmer – 28G, 30A – 58 points
February 18th/2019 – at Kootenay

2018-2019 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (33) – Jake Leschyshyn                                      Assists (53) – Nick Henry
Points (74) – Nick Henry
PIMS (100) – Koletrane Wilson                                     Plus/Minus (+31) – Koletrane Wilson
Wins (14) – Carl Tetachuk                                            Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.898) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (3.19) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Taylor Ross has points in 6 straight games (4g-5a); 11 of 20 games (4g-10a); 35 of 56 games (27g-30a)
– Jake Elmer has points in 6 straight games (8g-4a); 7 of 8 games (8g-5a); 12 of 19 games (12g-10a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 4 straight games (5a); 8 of 15 games (3g-7a); 39 of 55 games (27g-39a)
– Noah Boyko has points in 2 straight games (2g-1a); 4 of 8 games (3g-3a)
– Igor Merezhko has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-3a); 5 of 8 games (3g-4a); 11 of 26 games (4g-9a)
– Nick Henry has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-4a); 8 of 14 games (3g-9a); 41 of 57 games (21g-52a)
– Jordy Bellerive has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-2a); 4 of 8 games (2g-6a); 38 of 56 games (25g-40a)
– Jake Leschyshyn has points in 2 of 4 games (4g-1a); 4 of 8 games (6g-3a); 33 of 49 games (30g-28a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-3a); 5 of 8 games (1g-5a); 6 of 10 games (1g-6a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 4 of 8 games (4a); 5 of 13 games (5a); 12 of 33 games (12a)
– Calen Addison has points in 4 of 8 games (2g-6a); 6 of 12 games (2g-8a); 33 of 55 games (9g-44a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 2 of 8 games (1g-2a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 2 of 4 games (2a)
– Justin Hall has points in 2 of 8 games (1g-1a)

MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 10 games away from 200 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 5 games away from 250 career games
– Jake Leschyshyn is 15 assists away from 100 career assists
– Igor Merezhko is 7 games away from 250 career games
– Igor Merezhko is 5 points away from 100 career points
– Jordy Bellerive is 1 points away from 250 career points
– Jake Elmer is 8 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 18 games away from 200 career games
– Nick Henry is 16 points away from 200 career points
– Scott Mahovlich is 4 games away from 150 career games

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