GAME DAY: Hurricanes Open Trip, End 3-in-3 in Calgary
Calgary, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes end their only three-in-three weekend of the season today at 4:00pm as they open a four-game road trip in Calgary against the Hitmen at Scotiabank Saddledome.
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The Hitmen (22-12-3-1) enter after earning a 6-3 victory on Friday over the Swift Current Broncos at the Saddledome. Six different goal scorers lit the lamp for the Hitmen, including newcomer Carter MacAdams in his Hitmen debut; Ethan Buenaventura made 32-saves for the win. Calgary enters with a 7-3-0-0 record over their last ten games while posting a 9-5-1-1 record at home this season.
Today will the second of seven meetings this season between the Hurricanes and Hitmen; Lethbridge has posted an 0-1-0-0 record against Calgary this season after suffering a 7-2 loss at the ENMAX Centre. Today’s game can be watched at Browns Socialhouse in Lethbridge, on WHL Live or heard on 106.7 ROCK.
DOWNLOAD GAME NOTES/STATS HERE: 2023-01-15 – LET at CGY
VS. HITMEN: Today will be the second of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Hitmen. Lethbridge has posted an 0-1-0-0 record against Calgary so far this year. Last season, the Hurricanes posted an impressive 7-1-0-0 record. Four of the seven meetings this season will be held at the ENMAX Centre. Lethbridge has posted an all-time record of 80-91-0-5 with six ties against Calgary.
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES
December 17th/2022 – at LET (7-2 CGY)
January 15th/2023 – at CGY
February 15th/2023 – at LET
February 25th/2023 – at CGY
March 15th/2023 – at CGY
March 17th/2023 – at LET
March 22nd/2023 – at LET
2021-2022 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:
October 1st/2021 – at Lethbridge (9-2 LET)
October 3rd/2021 – at Calgary (4-1 LET)
December 4th/2021 – at Calgary (5-4 OT LET)
December 8th/2021 – at Lethbridge (3-2 SO LET)
January 28th/2022 – at Lethbridge (3-2 OT LET)
February 25th/2022 – at Lethbridge (8-1 CGY)
April 9th/2022 – at Lethbridge (5-1 LET)
April 17th/2022 – at Calgary (3-2 OT LET)
2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (15) – Jett Jones & Logan Wormald
Assists (21) – Cole Shepard
Points (34) – Jett Jones & Cole Shepard
PIMS (53) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+9) – Chase Pauls
Wins (18) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (1) – Harrison Meneghin
Save % (.913) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.68) – Harrison Meneghin
– Miguel Marques has points in 2 straight games (2g); 5 of 8 games (2g-4a); 10 of 20 games (4g-7a)
– Blake Swetlikoff has points in 8 of 9 games (5g-8a)
– Tristen Doyle has points in 5 of 7 games (2g-3a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 2 of 3 games (3g); 10 of 13 games (10g-8a); 16 of 23 games (13g-13a)
– Anton Astashevich has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-2a); 3 of 5 games (2g-2a); 7 of 17 games (2g-6a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 2 of 3 games (3a); 6 of 8 games (2g-7a); 25 of 39 games (13g-21a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-2a); 4 of 6 games (2g-3a); 6 of 14 games (4g-3a)
– Jett Jones has points in 4 of 6 games (1g-3a); 5 of 8 games (1g-4a); 19 of 29 games (11g-17a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 2 of 5 games (2a); 3 of 7 games (1g-2a); 22 of 39 games (11g-20a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 3 of 5 games (2g-1a); 5 of 21 games (4g-2a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-2a); 3 of 8 games (1g-3a); 6 of 17 games (3g-4a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 3 of 9 games (4g-1a); 8 of 15 games (8g-6a); 20 of 37 games (13g-15a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Joe Arntsen is 4 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 4 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 2 goals away from 50 career goals
– Logan Wormald is 4 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 17 points away from 100 career points
– Tyson Laventure is 2 assists away from 50 career assists
– Tyson Laventure is 18 points away from 100 career points
– Bryan Thomson is 3 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 3 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 41: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 23-15-1-2 (49 points) on the season after 41 games. The ‘Canes are 13-7-1-2 at home while posting a record of 10-8-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 18-20-1-2 after 41 contests. Lethbridge went 6-4-0-0 December and are 3-1-1-1 in January.
Central Scouting: A trio of Hurricanes – Noah Chadwick (147th), Logan Wormald (160th) and Harrison Meneghin (27th) – were ranked among North American Skaters and Goaltenders by the NHL Central Scouting Service’s Midterm Rankings. Chadwick and Wormald were ranked as ‘C’ Skaters on the Preliminary Players to Watch List while Meneghin was previously unranked.
Great Fit: 19-year-old forward Blake Swetlikoff has fit in seamlessly with the Hurricanes since being acquired from the Spokane Chiefs on January 5th in exchange for two draft picks and the rights to 2006-born forward Jack Lackas. Swetlikoff has racked up six points (2g-4a) in four games with the ‘Canes and enters with points in eight of his last nine games totaling 13 points (5g-8a) in that span.
Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter play tonight having won nine of their last 15 games. Lethbridge has posted an 18-7-1-2 record in their last 28 games. The ‘Canes are equally as hot on home ice having gone an impressive 11-4-1-2 in their last 17 games on home ice while going 7-3-0-0 in their last ten away.
Strong PK: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have allowed just two power play goals against in their last eight games having killed 34-of-36 penalties taken in that span for a kill rate of 94.4%. Oppositions have gone just 7-for-57 in the last 15 games – resulting in an 87.7% kill rate for the Hurricanes in that span.
Rookie Tendy: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin enters tonight with a 18-8-1-1 record, sitting two 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 16-5-1-1 record in his last 23 starts.
Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 1,040 draws taken, averaging 25.4 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.
2022 Calendar: The Hurricanes ended the 2022 calendar year on Friday with a 4-3 loss to the Swift Current Broncos. In 2022, the ‘Canes posted a 44-31-2-2 record in 79 regular season games played. Lethbridge posted a record of 21-14-0-2 at home while going an impressive 23-17-2-0 on the road in 2022.