GAME DAY: Hurricanes Make Final Trip to Swift Current
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will end their 2022 portion of their schedule tonight as they visit the Swift Current Broncos at 6:00pm MT at the InnovationPlex.
The Hurricanes (20-13-0-1) ended a two-game losing streak in their first game back after the Christmas break with a 3-2 win over the Medicine Hat Tigers on Tuesday. Logan Wormald scored twice while Joe Arntsen added the other goal in the win; Harrison Meneghin made 27-saves in the victory. Lethbridge enters tonight 15-5-0-1 in their last 21 games while sitting with a 9-7-0-0 record away from home this season.
The Broncos (13-14-0-1) have been idle since December 17th after having their game against the Medicine Hat Tigers on Wednesday postponed due to poor travel conditions. Swift Current was last in action on December 17th when they earned a 4-1 win in Red Deer for their second straight victory. Broncos enter tonight with an 8-9-0-1 record at home this season.
Tonight will be the sixth of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Broncos; Lethbridge has posted a 4-1-0-0 record against Swift Current in the previous five having won the last three head-to-head meetings. Tonight’s game can be watched at Browns Socialhouse in Lethbridge, on WHL Live or heard on 106.7 ROCK.
DOWNLOAD GAME NOTES/STATS HERE: 2022-12-30 – LET at SC
VS. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the sixth of seven head-to-head meetings between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 4-1-0-0 record so far this year, having won the last three head-to-head meetings. The ‘Canes went 2-6-0-0 in eight games against the Broncos last year. Lethbridge is 91-99-7-3 with 12 ties all-time against the Broncos, including going 31-65-2-1 with seven ties all-time in Speedy Creek.
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
October 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current (3-2 LET)
October 26th/2022 – at Swift Current (5-4 SC)
November 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge (2-1 LET)
December 6th/2022 – at Lethbridge (7-2 LET)
December 10th/2022 – at Swift Current (4-3 SO LET)
December 30th/2022 – at Swift Current
January 11th/2023 – at Lethbridge
2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
November 6th/2021 – at Swift Current (7-2 SC)
December 27th/2021 – at Swift Current (4-2 SC)
December 28th/2021 – at Lethbridge (5-2 SC)
January 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge (3-2 OT LET)
January 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current (3-1 SC)
February 2nd/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-2 LET)
February 5th/2022 – at Swift Current (2-1 SC)
March 30th/2022 – at Lethbridge (6-4 SC)
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (14) – Jett Jones
Assists (18) – Tyson Laventure & Tyson Zimmer
Points (30) – Jett Jones
PIMS (51) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+8) – Chase Pauls
Wins (16) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (1) – Harrison Meneghin
Save % (.916) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.57) – Harrison Meneghin
– Logan Wormald has points in 2 straight games (3g); 7 of 8 games (7g-5a); 19 of 30 games (12g-14a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 2 straight games (2a); 3 of 4 games (1g-3a); 21 of 33 games (11g-16a)
– Jett Jones has points in 9 of 12 games (6g-10a); 15 of 22 games (10g-14a); 20 of 33 games (14g-16a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 8 of 10 games (7g-8a); 14 of 20 games (10g-13a)
– Miguel Marques has points in 4 of 7 games (1g-4a); 6 of 13 games (2g-4a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 12 of 15 games (8g-11a); 14 of 22 games (10g-13a); 19 of 32 (10g-18a)
– Logan McCutcheon has points in 5 of 11 games (1g-8a); 8 of 22 games (1g-11a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 2 of 4 games (2g-1a); 3 of 7 games (3g-1a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 4 of 10 games (2g-2a)
– Joe Arntsen has points in 3 of 6 games (1g-2a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-2a); 4 of 9 games (3g-2a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Nolan Bentham is 15 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 6 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 11 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 3 goals away from 50 career goals
– Logan Wormald is 11 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Laventure is 21 points away from 100 career points
– Tyson Laventure is 2 assists away from 50 career assists
– Bryan Thomson is 5 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 34: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 20-13-0-1 (41 points) on the season after 34 games. The ‘Canes are 11-6-0-1 at home while posting a record of 9-7-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 15-16-1-2 after 34 contests. Lethbridge went 8-2-0-1 in November and are 6-3-0-0 December.
2022 Calendar: So far, in the calendar year of 2022, the Hurricanes have posted a 44-30-2-2 record in 78 regular season games played. The ‘Canes in 2022 posted a record of 21-14-0-2 at home and have gone an impressive 23-16-2-0 on the road this year.
Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter play tonight having won six of their last eight games. Lethbridge has posted a 15-5-0-1 record in their last 21 games. The ‘Canes are equally as hot on home ice having gone an impressive 9-3-0-1 in their last 13 games on home ice while going 6-2-0-0 in their last eight away.
PP Clickin’: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have scored at least one power play goal in seven of 11 games, going 13-for-49 (26.5%) in that stretch. The ‘Canes have scored a power play goal in 16 of their last 22 games in which they’ve had a PP opportunity. Lethbridge is 16-4-0-1 this season when scoring a power play goal and are 6-0-0-0 when they score two-or-more in a contest. But are 4-9-0-0 without a PPG.
Goals Galore: Over the last 11 games, the Hurricanes have scored a total of 40 goals, averaging 3.64 goals per game during that stretch. During the same 11-game span, the ‘Canes have allowed 35 goals against, for an average of 3.18 goals against per game. Lethbridge’s season average is 2.74 GFPG.
Two New Faces: On December 26th, the Hurricanes added 2006-born forward Trae Wilke and 2005-born forward Nolan Viesner to their roster for the remainder of the 2022-2023 season. Wilke, who was drafted in the second-round in 2021 while Viesner, who was listed and signed in 2021, has yet to make his WHL debut after missing the first half recovering from injury.
Rookie Tendy: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin was named the WHL Goaltender of the Month for November going 7-0-0-1 with a 1.96 goals against average and a .936 save percentage. Meneghin enters tonight with a 16-6-0-1 record, sitting four wins shy of becoming the 14th goalie in ‘Canes history to reach 20-wins in a season – he would become just the fourth rookie goaltender to reach that mark. He enters tonight 14-3-0-1 record in his last 18 starts.
Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 874 draws taken, averaging 25.7 draws per game. Jones has won 20+ faceoffs in a game four times this season, becoming the first Hurricanes centre-man to accomplish that feat on four occasions since the WHL began tracking faceoffs in 2017, surpassing Jake Leschyshyn and Giorgio Estephan – who both did it twice.