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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Open Road Trip in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, MB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes open a six-game road trip tonight at 6:00pm MT as they visit the Winnipeg ICE for the first of two-straight games.

The Hurricanes (11-9-0-1) enter having had a four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday with a 4-2 loss to the Edmonton Oil Kings at the ENMAX Centre. Tyson Zimmer and Cole Shepard scored in the losing cause while goaltender Bryan Thomson made 25-saves in his season debut. The ‘Canes enter tonight 6-1-0-1 in their last eight games and are 4-5-0-0 on the road this season.

The ICE (20-1-0-0) enter on a 15-game winning streak after earning 5-2 victory over the Regina Pats on Saturday. Zach Benson scored twice while Connor McClennon, Conor Geekie and Ty Nash scored the other goals in the win. Winnipeg will play game nine of a ten-game homestand tonight; the ICE are a perfect 8-0-0-0 at home this season.

Tonight will be the first of two-straight games between the Hurricanes and ICE and the second of four meetings on the season; Lethbridge has posted an 0-1-0-0 record against Winnipeg so far this season. 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: 2022-11-22 – LET at WPG


VS. ICE: Tonight will be the second of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and ICE. Lethbridge has posted an 0-1-0-0 record this season against Winnipeg after going 1-3-0-0 against Winnipeg last year. The Hurricanes will visit Winnipeg on back-to-back nights, tonight and tomorrow. Lethbridge has posted an all-time record of 79-75-5-3 with six ties against the ICE franchise while going 2-1-0-1 in four games in Winnipeg.

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES                    
October 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge (4-1 WPG)
November 22nd/2022 – at Winnipeg
November 23rd/2022 – at Winnipeg
January 27th/2023 – at Lethbridge

2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
October 30th/2021 – at Lethbridge (7-0 WPG)
November 10th/2021 – at Winnipeg (5-1 WPG)
February 23rd/2022 – at Lethbridge (3-2 WPG)
March 2nd/2022 – at Winnipeg (4-3 SO LET)

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (8) – Jett Jones & Cole Shepard
Assists (9) – Tyson Laventure
Points (16) – Cole Shepard
PIMS (30) – 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

WHO’S HOT:
– Logan Wormald has points in 7 straight games (5g-5a); 8 of 9 games (5g-6a); 11 of 16 games (6g-8a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 2 straight games (2g-1a); 3 of 5 games (3g-2a); 9 of 20 games (4g-8a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 2 straight games (2a); 3 of 5 games (3a); 8 of 19 games (1g-8a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 3 of 4 games (1g-2a); 5 of 7 games (2g-5a); 12 of 20 games (8g-8a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 6 of 9 games (3g-5a); 7 of 12 games (3g-6a)
– Jett Jones has points in 6 of 9 games (4g-4a); 10 of 14 games (6g-6a); 11 of 20 games (8g-6a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 2 of 5 games (2a); 6 of 12 games (6a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 3 of 7 games (3g-1a)
– Hayden Smith has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 9 games (1g-2a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 3 points away from 50 career points
– Nolan Bentham is 17 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 10 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 24 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 15 points away from 100 career points
– Logan Wormald is 24 games away from 100 career games
– Hayden Smith is 6 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 2 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 6 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins

NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 21: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 11-9-0-1 (23 points) on the season after 21 games. The ‘Canes are 7-4-0-1 at home while posting a record of 4-5-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 9-11-0-1 after 21 contests. Lethbridge went 5-6-0-0 in October and are 5-1-0-1 in November.

Thomson Back: Overage goaltender Bryan Thomson made his season debut on Saturday in the loss to the Oil Kings at the ENMAX Centre. Thomson missed the first 20 games of the season after recovering from off-season hip surgery. The Moose Jaw, SK, product enters tonight with 94 career games played.

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 14 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 seven-game point scoring streak after earning an assist on Saturday against Edmonton. The Langley, BC, product has picked up 10 points (5g-5a) on his seven-game point streak, which has matched a career-long stretch.

Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 519 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 9-1-0-0 record when leading after forty minutes. Lethbridge dropped a 4-2 decision to Edmonton on Saturday marking the first time in over five years that the ‘Canes lost in regulation when leading after two periods. Prior to Saturday, the ‘Canes had gone 90-0-5-3 when leading after two periods.

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