Saskatoon, SK – The Lethbridge Hurricanes begin a four-game road trip tonight in Prince Albert against the defending WHL Champion Raiders.
The Hurricanes (3-2-0-1) enter after a week off since their last game which was a 4-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks last Friday at the ENMAX Centre. D-Jay Jerome, Chase Wheatcroft, Dylan Cozens and Zack Stringer scored in the win while Bryan Thomson made 18 saves. The win was the first home-ice victory of the season.
The Raiders (5-0-2-0) are undefeated in regulation through their first seven games this season. Prince Albert is coming off a 4-2 win Tuesday at home against the Vancouver Giants – the team they defeated in overtime in Game 7 of the WHL Championship Series last spring. The win against the Giants was their second straight victory.
Tonight will be the first of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Raiders. 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.
LAST GAME: 4-2 Win vs. Portland Winterhawks: The Lethbridge Hurricanes earned their first home-ice victory of the season last Friday when they earned a 4-2 win over the Portland Winterhawks in their lone meeting of the season. D-Jay Jerome, Chase Wheatcroft, Dylan Cozens and Zack Stringer scored in the win while Bryan Thomson made 18 saves for his third win of the season.
VS. RAIDERS: Tonight will be the first of four meetings on the season between the Hurricanes and the Raiders. Last season, the Hurricanes posted a 1-3-0-0 record in the four-game season series against the defending WHL Champions. The ‘Canes lone win against the Raiders was a 5-4 overtime victory in Prince Albert on February 27th.
2019-20 REGULAR SEASON SERIES: TOP 5 SEASON SCORERS
October 11th/2019 – at Prince Albert Dylan Cozens – 5G, 4A – 9 points
November 22nd/2019 – at Lethbridge OIiver Okuliar – 2G, 4A – 6 points
January 31st/2020 – at Prince Albert Zack Stringer – 1G, 5A – 6 points
February 8th/2020 – at Lethbridge Calen Addison – 2G, 3A – 5 points Alex Cotton – 1G, 4A – 5 points
2019-2020 REGULAR SEASON STATS LEADERS:
Goals (5) – Dylan Cozens Assists (5) – Zack Stringer
Points (9) – Dylan Cozens
PIMS (10) – Calen Addison Plus/Minus (+5) – Ty Prefontaine
Wins (3) – Bryan Thomson Shutouts (0) – N/A
Save % (.921) – Bryan Thomson Goals Against Average (2.02) – Bryan Thomson
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
– Dylan Cozens has points in 4 straight games (5g-4a)
– Calen Addison has points in 3 of 4 games (2g-3a)
– Dino Kambeitz has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a); 3 of 6 games (2g-2a)
– Logan Barlage has points in 2 of 3 games (1g-1a)
– Oliver Okuliar has points in 5 of 6 games (2g-4a)
– Alex Cotton has points in 4 of 6 games (1g-4a)
– D-Jay Jerome has points in 4 of 6 games (2g-2a)
– Zack Stringer has points in 3 of 6 games (1g-5a)
REGULAR SEASON MILESTONE WATCH:
– Calen Addison is 15 assists away from 150 career assists
– Calen Addison is 32 points away from 200 career points
– Ty Prefontaine is 2 games away from 200 career games
– Dino Kambeitz is 6 games away from 150 career games
– D-Jay Jerome is 27 games away from 200 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 18 games away from 150 career games
– Dylan Cozens is 15 assists away from 100 career assists
– Dylan Cozens is 3 points away from 150 career points
– Logan Barlage is 3 games away from 150 career games
– Koletrane Wilson is 17 games away from 150 career games