GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Broncos, Again

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes visit the Swift Current Broncos for the second straight contest tonight at 7:00pm at Innovation Credit Union i-Plex.

The Hurricanes (5-7-0-0) enter after earning a 3-2 victory in Swift Current on Saturday. Cole Shepard scored twice while Joe Arntsen added the other in win. Jared Picklyk made a season-high 33-saves in the win that improved the ‘Canes road record to 3-4-0-0 this season. Lethbridge has played in five-straight one-goal contests going 2-3-0-0 in those five outings.

The Broncos (2-7-0-0) have lost four-straight games, all by one-goal margins, after the loss to the Hurricanes on Saturday. Adam McNutt and Owen Pickering scored in the loss while Reid Dyck made 29-saves in the setback. Swift Current has gone 1-5-0-0 at home this season having lost their last three home games.

Tonight will be the second of seven meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 1-0-0-0 record against Swift Current and tonight will be the second of four visits to the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex this season. Tonight’s game can be watched at Browns Socialhouse in Lethbridge, on WHL Live or heard on 106.7 ROCK.


VS. BRONCOS: Tonight will be the second of seven head-to-head meetings between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge has posted a 1-0-0-0 record so far this year after going 2-6-0-0 in eight games against Swift Current in 2021-2022. The ‘Canes are 88-98-7-3 with 12 ties all-time against the Broncos, including going 30-64-2-1 with seven ties all-time at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex.

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES                    
October 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current (3-2 LET)
October 26th/2022 – at Swift Current
November 12th/2022 – at Lethbridge
December 6th/2022 – at Lethbridge
December 10th/2022 – at Swift Current
December 30th/2022 – at Swift Current
January 11th/2023 – at Lethbridge

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)

Goals (5) – Cole Shepard
Assists (5) – Logan McCutcheon & Tyson Zimmer
Points (7) – Cole Shepard
PIMS (17) – Jett Jones
Plus/Minus (+5) – Noah Chadwick
Wins (3) – Jared Picklyk
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.890) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (3.19) – Harrison Meneghin

– Joe Arntsen has points in 3 straight games (2g-1a); 4 of 5 games (3g-1a); 6 of 12 games (3g-3a)
– Jett Jones has points in 4 of 5 games (2g-2a); 5 of 11 games (4g-2a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 3 of 4 games (3a); 4 of 7 games (4a); 5 of 11 games (5a)
– Dustin Renas has points in 2 of 4 games (1g-1a); 3 of 7 games (1g-2a); 4 of 9 games (1g-3a)
– Noah Chadwick has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 3 of 7 games (4a)
– Nolan Bentham has points in 2 of 4 games (2a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 5 games (3a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 2 of 5 games (2a); 3 of 10 games (1g-3a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 4 of 7 games (4g-1a); 6 of 11 games (5g-2a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 3 of 7 games (1g-2a)
– Anton Astashevich has points in 2 of 6 games (1g-1a)

– Logan McCutcheon is 6 points away from 50 career points
– Joe Arntsen is 4 games away from 150 career games
– Jett Jones is 33 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 23 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Thacker is 11 assists away from 100 career assists
– Tyson Zimmer is 8 games away from 100 career games
– Hayden Smith is 15 games away from 100 career games
– Tristan Zandee is 8 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 11 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Laventure is 5 games away from 150 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 7 games away from 100 career games
– Bryan Thomson is 4 wins away from 50 career wins

Thru 12: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 5-7-0-0 (10 points) on the season after 12 games. The ‘Canes are 2-3-0-0 at home while posting a record of 3-4-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 5-7-0-0 after 12 contests. Lethbridge went 1-1-0-0 in September and are 4-5-0-0 in October.

Central Scouting: Hurricanes 2005-born players Noah Chadwick and Logan Wormald were named as ‘C’ skaters on the Players to Watch List by NHL Central Scouting. A ‘C’ rating indicates potential to be a fourth-fifth-or-sixth selection in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. A total of 43 WHLers were named to the list.

Goal Shepard: Overage forward Cole Shepard enters tonight leading the Hurricanes in goals with five and points with seven. The West Vancouver, BC, product is coming off his first two-goal performance on Saturday. Shepard has racked up 15 shots in his last three games and 22 shots in his last five outings.

Tight Games: The ‘Canes enter tonight having played in five-straight one-goal contests after earning a 3-2 win against the Broncos on Saturday. Lethbridge has gone 2-3-0-0 in those five games and have posted a 3-3-0-0 record in one-goal games this season. Lethbridge is 5-3-0-0 in games decided by one or two-goal margins so far this year.

Canada Calling: Hurricanes rookies Miguel Marques and Tristen Doyle, along with assistant coach Ryan Aasman have been named to represent Canada at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. Marques and Doyle will represent Canada White while Aasman will be a video coach for Canada Red. The tournament will take place from November 3-12 at the Langley Events Centre.

Homemade Pickles: Goaltender Jared Picklyk, who is in his second full season with the Hurricanes, enters tonight with a 3-4-0-0 record. The Kelowna, BC, product has been strong in his three home games this season having gone 2-1-0-0 with a 2.70 goals against average and a .904 saves percentage at the ENMAX Centre. Picklyk made a season-high 33-saves in his last start on Saturday in Swift Current.

After 2: This season, the ‘Canes have posted a perfect 4-0-0-0 record when leading after forty minutes. Over the last five seasons, this year included, the Hurricanes have posted a remarkable 85-0-5-3 record when leading after two periods. The last time Lethbridge lost in regulation when leading after forty minutes of play was October 13th/2017 when they dropped a 4-3 decision at home to the Everett Silvertips – the ‘Canes held a 3-2 lead after two periods in that contest.

Gone Campin’: A pair of Hurricanes players attended NHL Training Camps. Joe Arntsen participated in Carolina Hurricanes Rookie Camp while newly acquired forward Cole Shepard attended Vancouver Canucks Main Camp where he appeared in one NHL pre-season game against the Calgary Flames.

Search for 250: Hurricanes head coach Brent Kisio sits just 11 victories shy of the 250-win plateau in his career. Kisio sits with a record of 241-161-38 in eight seasons behind the ‘Canes bench and is the winningest coach in Hurricanes history.


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