GAME DAY: Hurricanes Return Home to Welcome Broncos
Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes return to the ENMAX Centre tonight at 7:00pm as they welcome the Swift Current Broncos.
The Hurricanes (15-11-0-1) enter having ended a six-game road trip with a 4-2-0-0 record after earning a 3-0 shutout victory on Saturday in Spokane against the Chiefs. Harrison Meneghin made 36-saves for his first WHL shutout while Noah Chadwick, Logan Wormald and Brayden Edwards scored in the win. Lethbridge enters tonight with a record of 10-3-0-1 in their last 14 games and are 7-4-0-1 at home this season.
The Broncos (12-12-0-0) enter having suffered a 4-2 loss in Brandon to the Wheat Kings on Saturday. Clarke Caswell and Brady Birnie scored in the defeat while Gage Alexander turned aside 47 of 50 shots he faced in the game. Swift Current enters with a 3-1-0-0 record in their last four games and are 4-5-0-0 on the road this year.
Tonight will be the fourth of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Broncos; Lethbridge has posted a 2-1-0-0 record on the season against Swift Current, including a 1-0-0-0 record at the ENMAX Centre.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting the ENMAX Centre Ticket Centre, the Yates Memorial Theatre Ticket Centre, by calling 403-329-SEAT (7328) or online at www.lethbridgehurricanes.com.
DOWNLOAD GAME NOTES/STATS HERE: 2022-12-06 – LET vs. SC
VS. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the fourth of seven head-to-head meetings between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 2-1-0-0 record so far this year after going 2-6-0-0 in eight games against Swift Current in 2021-2022. The ‘Canes are 89-99-7-3 with 12 ties all-time against the Broncos, including going 59-34-5-2 with five ties all time at home.
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
December 10th/2022 – at Swift Current
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 (11) – Jett Jones
Assists (14) – Logan McCutcheon & Tyson Zimmer
Points (23) – Jett Jones
PIMS (34) – Joe Arntsen
Plus/Minus (+9) – Noah Chadwick
Wins (11) – Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.923) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (2.33) – Harrison Meneghin
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 8 straight games (4g-7a); 10 of 15 games (6g-9a); 15 of 25 games (6g-14a)
– Jett Jones has points in 5 straight games (3g-6a); 11 of 15 games (7g-10a); 16 of 26 games (11g-12a)
– Tyson Laventure has points in 5 straight games (5g-4a); 11 of 15 games (8g-9a)
– Logan McCutcheon has points in 4 straight games (1g-6a); 7 of 15 games (1g-9a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 3 of 4 games (1g-3a); 15 of 26 games (9g-11a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-2a); 9 of 13 games (6g-7a); 13 of 23 games (7g-10a)
– Noah Chadwick has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-2a)
– Brayden Edwards has points in 2 of 3 games (2g); 4 of 9 games (2g-2a)
– Anton Astashevich has points in 2 of 3 games (2a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 3 of 8 games (1g-2a); 4 of 11 games (1g-3a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 3 of 5 games (1g-2a); 4 of 9 games (3g-2a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Logan McCutcheon is 2 assists away from 50 career assists
– Nolan Bentham is 15 games away from 150 career games
– Joe Arntsen is 8 assists away from 50 career assists
– Jett Jones is 18 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 6 points away from 100 career points
– Jett Jones is 6 goals away from 50 career goals
– Logan Wormald is 18 games away from 100 career games
– Brayden Edwards is 25 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Zimmer is 5 points away from 50 career points
– Bryan Thomson is 5 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins
NEWS & NOTES:
Thru 27: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 15-11-0-1 (31 points) on the season after 27 games. The ‘Canes are 7-4-0-1 at home while posting a record of 8-7-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 12-13-1-1 after 27 contests. Lethbridge went 8-2-0-1 in November and are 1-1-0-0 December so far.
Streakin’: The Hurricanes enter play tonight having posted a 10-3-0-1 record in their last 14 games after ending a six-game road trip with a 3-0 win in Spokane on Saturday. The ‘Canes posted a 4-2-0-0 record on their six-game trip which spanned three time zones and over 4,500 kilometres.
Home Cookin’: After a season-long six-game road trip, the ‘Canes open a stretch of home games as they will place five of their final six games before the Christmas break at home. Lethbridge will play a total of 11 of their next 14 games at home until the middle of January. The ‘Canes are 7-4-0-1 at home this season.
PP Clickin’: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have scored at least one power play goal in four straight games, going 7-for-17 (41.2%) in that stretch. The ‘Canes have scored a power play goal in 13 of their last 15 games in which they’ve had a PP opportunity. Lethbridge is 13-4-0-1 this season when scoring a power play goal and are 4-0-0-0 when they score two-or-more in a contest.
Rookie Tendy: Hurricanes netminder Harrison Meneghin who 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, who is 11-4-0-1 on the season, has gone 9-1-0-1 in his last 11 start; he earned his first WHL shutout with a 36-save performance on Saturday, December 3rd in Spokane.
Tight Games: Entering tonight, the Hurricanes have played to a one-goal margin in 15 of their last 19 games. The ‘Canes have gone 9-5-0-1 in those 15 one-goal games and have posted a 10-5-0-1 record in one-goal games this season. Lethbridge went 16-6-4-1 in single goal games last year.
250 Wins: Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio earned his 250th career coaching victory with the ‘Canes on November 26th with a 6-4 win in Brandon. He became the 40th coach in WHL history to reach the 250-win plateau and is one of eight active WHL head coaches to reach the 250-victory mark.
Faceoff King: Jett Jones enters tonight as the WHL leader in faceoffs taken this season with 689 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.
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.