GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Broncos in First of Two Straight in Swift Current

Lethbridge, AB – The Lethbridge Hurricanes will look to end a two-game losing streak tonight at 7:00pm when they visit the Swift Current Broncos at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex.

The Hurricanes (4-7-0-0) suffered a 2-1 loss on Friday to the hands of the Brandon Wheat Kings at the ENMAX Centre. It was the ‘Canes second-straight one-goal loss while their fourth straight one-goal game. Harrison Meneghin made 19-saves in the game while Joe Arntsen scored the lone goal. Lethbridge enters play tonight with a 2-4-0-0 record away from home this season.

The Broncos (2-6-0-0) were idle on Friday having last played last Saturday when they dropped a 4-3 decision to the Red Deer Rebels. Caleb Wyrostok, Josh Filmon and Raphael Pelletier scored in the loss while Gage Alexander made 30-saves. Swift Current has also played in four-straight one-goal games going 1-3-0-0 in those four contests. The Broncos are 1-4-0-0 on home ice this season.

Tonight will be the first of seven head-to-head meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Last year, Lethbridge posted a 2-6-0-0 record in eight games while going 0-4-0-0 in Swift Current. 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 final of eight meetings this season between the Hurricanes and Broncos. Lethbridge is 2-5-0-0 against Swift Current this season after going a perfect 6-0-0-0 against the Broncos in the 2019-2020 season. The ‘Canes have posted an all-time record of 87-97-7-3 record with 12 ties; Lethbridge has posted an all-time record of 73-60-1-8 with three ties at home against the Broncos.

2022-2023 REGULAR SEASON SERIES                    
October 22nd/2022 – at Swift Current
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 (4) – Jett Jones
Assists (5) – Logan McCutcheon
Points (6) – Jett Jones
PIMS (15) – Jett Jones
Plus/Minus (+5) – Noah Chadwick
Wins (2) – Jared Picklyk & Harrison Meneghin
Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.890) – Harrison Meneghin
Goals Against Average (3.19) – Harrison Meneghin

– Jett Jones has points in 4 straight games (2g-2a); 5 of 10 games (4g-2a)
– Joe Arntsen has points in 2 straight games (1g-1a); 3 of 4 games (2g-1a); 5 of 11 games (2g-3a)
– Dustin Renas has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 3 of 6 games (1g-2a); 4 of 8 games (1g-3a)
– Tyson Zimmer has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 6 games (3a); 4 of 10 games (4a)
– Noah Chadwick has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 6 games (4a)
– Chase Pauls has points in 2 of 3 games (2a); 3 of 5 games (3a)
– Tristan Zandee has points in 2 of 4 games (2a); 3 of 9 games (1g-3a)
– Cole Shepard has points in 3 of 6 games (2g-1a); 5 of 10 games (3g-2a)
– Logan Wormald has points in 3 of 6 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 5 games away from 150 career games
– Jett Jones is 34 games away from 200 career games
– Jett Jones is 23 points away from 100 career points
– Alex Thacker is 12 assists away from 100 career assists
– Tyson Zimmer is 9 games away from 100 career games
– Hayden Smith is 16 games away from 100 career games
– Tristan Zandee is 9 games away from 100 career games
– Cole Shepard is 12 games away from 100 career games
– Tyson Laventure is 6 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 11: The Hurricanes enter tonight with a record of 4-7-0-0 (8 points) on the season after 11 games. The ‘Canes are 2-3-0-0 at home while posting a record of 2-4-0-0 on the road. In 2021-2022, Lethbridge had gone 5-6-0-0 after 11 contests. Lethbridge went 1-1-0-0 in September and are 3-5-0-0 in October.

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 2-4-0-0 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 26-saves in a 3-2 loss to the Blades on Wednesday.

Clutch Cutch: Third year defenceman Logan McCutcheon enters tonight having collected five assists on the season and sits as the team leader in points. He is on pace for 34 points on the season. McCutcheon had a career-high 28 points last season for the ‘Canes finishing second in team defenceman scoring.

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.

20-Goal Guy: Hurricanes co-captain Jett Jones is the only returning 20-goal scorer from the 2021-2022 season. Jones finished last year with 20 goals and 42 points in 68 games, finishing fourth in team-scoring. Only Justin Hall (34) and Yegor Klavdiev (21) had more goals last year.

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 240-161-38 in eight seasons behind the ‘Canes bench and is the winningest coach in Hurricanes history.

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