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GAME DAY: Hurricanes Visit Defending Western Champs

Vancouver, BC – The Lethbridge Hurricanes play the final of a two-game British Columbia road trip as they make their lone visit to face the Vancouver Giants today at 5:00pm MT at the Langley Events Centre.

The Hurricanes (13-6-0-3) are coming off their second-straight 3-2 loss on Friday in Victoria against the Royals. Dylan Cozens scored twice in the third period in the defeat while Bryan Thomson made 26 saves. The ‘Canes enter tonight’s game with a 7-3-0-1 record on the road this season.

The Giants (11-8-1-1) earned a 4-0 shutout win on Saturday against the Prince George Cougars. David Tendeck made 38 saves for his third shutout of the season. Milos Roman scored two goals while Tristen Nielsen had three points in the win which improved Vancouver’s home-ice record to 5-3-1-0 on the season.

Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Giants. The game can be seen at both Browns Socialhouse locations in Lethbridge or heard on 106.7 ROCK. You can also watch the game online at www.whllive.com

VS. GIANTS: Tonight will be the only meeting of the season between the Hurricanes and the Royals. Last year, the ‘Canes beat the Giants 4-3 at the ENMAX Centre on January 4th. The Hurricanes are 12-21-3-2 with two ties all-time against the Vancouver Giants. Lethbridge has posted a 6-10-1-0 record with one tie in 18 all-time games in Vancouver. The last time the Hurricanes visited Vancouver was a 5-2 Lethbridge win on November 22nd/2017 at the Langley Events Centre.

2018-19 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                    TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
January 4th/2019 – at Lethbridge (4-3 LET)                   Dylan Cozens – 15G, 15A – 30 points                                                                                                                            Oliver Okuliar – 16G, 13A – 29 points
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SERIES:                     Alex Cotton – 6G, 16A – 22 points
November 17th/2019 – at Vancouver                                 Calen Addison – 4G, 15A – 19 points                                                                                                                            D-Jay Jerome – 9G, 9A – 18 points

2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (16) – Oliver Okuliar                                            Assists (16) – Alex Cotton
Points (30) – Oliver Okuliar
PIMS (27) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+18) – Oliver Okuliar & Ty Prefontaine
Wins (7) – Carl Tetachuk                                               Shutouts (1) – Carl Tetachuk
Save % (.929) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.08) – Carl Tetachuk

2019 PRE-SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (3) – Rylan Thiessen                                           Assists (3) – Four players
Points (4) – Chase Wheatcroft & Alex Thacker
PIMS (11) – Koletrane Wilson                                      Plus/Minus (+2) – Chase Wheatcroft & Oliver Okuliar
Wins (1) – Carl Tetachuk                                              Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.905) – Carl Tetachuk                                     Goals Against Average (2.38) – Carl Tetachuk

WHO’S HOT:
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 11 of 12 games (12g-8a); 12 of 14 games (14g-8a)
– Okuliar has goals in 8 of 11 games (12g)
– Calen Addison has points in 6 of 7 games (2g-8a); 10 of 14 games (3g-11a); 13 of 20 games (5g-14a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 5 of 6 games (3g-6a); 7 of 10 games (3g-10a); 8 of 12 games (5g-11a)
– Dylan Cozens has points in 8 of 9 games (7g-9a); 13 of 15 games (10g-11a); 17 of 20 games (15g-15a)
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 4 of 5 games (4a); 8 of 11 games (4g-5a); 11 of 19 games (5g-7a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 4 of 6 games (5g-3a); 5 of 9 games (5g-4a); 8 of 13 games (7g-7a)
– Danila Palivko has points in 4 of 6 games (4a); 5 of 9 games (5a)
– Ty Prefontaine has points in 4 of 7 games (4a)
– Jett Jones has points in 5 of 13 games (2g-5a); 6 of 16 games (2g-6a)
– Koletrane Wilson has points in 4 of 11 games (1g-6a); 5 of 13 games (1g-8a)
– Alex Thacker has points in 2 of 7 games (1g-1a)

REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 3 assists away from 150 career assists
– Calen Addison is 18 points away from 200 career points
– Oliver Okuliar is 30 points away from 100 career CHL points
– Oliver Okuliar is 14 games away from 100 career CHL games
– D-Jay Jerome is 11 games away from 200 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 2 games away from 150 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 4 assists away from 100 career assists
– Koletrane Wilson is 1 games away from 150 career games

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